I went to see Pat Travers last nite and did not realize what a treat I was in for. You guys were awesome!!! I have been playing drums for 30 years and have been inspired by many drummers, but you are now a new inspirational drummer to me. The attitude that you play with is awesome.
Sandy, I haven't played a gig where I didn't hear your voice along the way.
You taught me that anyone could be what he wants to be as long as they believe in themselves.
Your inspiration and thoughtfulness have encouraged my dedication to the drums. I am indebted to you for the impact you have had on my life. I will recall my experience with you with fondness and enthusiasm for years to come.
Thanks for your knowledge, expertise and ind consideration. Thanks for not letting me get down on myself. You are a true teacher, a credit to the Drummers Collective and a true musician; respectful and masterful. I am a better person for having known you.
I am a beginning drummer and I have recently purchased your "Drum Basics" video and have been watching it faithfully while practicing along with it. Your instructions are easy to follow and it took me only the first day to learn the basic drum beats and notes. I hope to see more of your instructional videos and/or DVDs as I would like to continue to learn from you. Your instructional videos are wonderful!!!
My son got your videos, "Drum Basics 1 & 2". He learned from them quickly. We could not find another video by you. We put him in lessons and it helped but not as much as your videos. Do you have more videos? We bought a new guy and he says it sucks. He wants more from you.
Just wanted to say that I love your "Drum Basics"
videos; you make learning interesting and fun. I can learn at my own pace without any pressure. Thanks for being a great teacher! All my best.
I have been a fan of your playing ever since the Blackjack album (which I still have!). It is still one of the best drum sounds I have ever heard on record and still the sound I heard in my head when tuning.
Sandy was a great help and inspiration to everyone who saw his clinic. He gave us the keys to our own success.
It's been a couple of days since our first session; all I can say is, INSPIRED! Thanks for the support and solid start; I look forward to our next session.
Not for nothin' but I wanted to say how great it is to work with someone who shares such an enthusiasm for the instrument. It's very inspirational and pushes me even further to constantly improve...Just wanted to say thanks for another inspirational lesson. I think you should name the room the "bunker of knowledge."
Sandy gave me the kick in the ass I needed to overcome the obstacles in pursuit of my dreams.
Thank you for the drum lessons by proxy that you gave me when I was a teenager, without your knowledge, by listening to you on recordings. And as I grew older, one thing about you stood out more and more - when you play on a song it's like instant orchestration. Every note and sound you choose is in the right place at the right time with great purpose. That's an in-the-moment instinct that only a select few enjoy and that flows through you effortlessly.
Sandy, you are the greatest teacher in the world. Thank you for a wonderful summer.
I just wanted to send a quick thanks your way for teaching me how to play the drums. I brought your "Ultimate Beginner Series Drum Basics" DVD and book and within one week I was jamming with my friends. I've always been extremely passionate about music, but I could never play an instrument. Your DVD was perfect! You are a fantastic teacher and hopefully my drumming will continue to improve!
Studying drums with Sandy, is like taking a journey in a state-of-the-art jet airliner with a fantastic, gifted pilot. I feel honored to be accepted as one of his students.