“Sandy fell in love with playing guitar at age 7, and began his professional music career in 1974 as guitarist for the first touring cast of the off-Broadway hit musical, “Godspell.” He has since played in and directed hundreds of live performances of favorite musicals including the folk/bluegrass operetta, “Pump Boys and Dinettes.” As a private instructor on guitar, bass and cello, Sandy spent 12 years, from 1978 to 1990, honing his music-communication skills.
Sandy teaches others to enjoy the wonderful diversity and complexity of six simple strings in various locations in the U.S., as well as international destinations such as Singapore, Budapest, India, Amsterdam and Fiji. When Sandy is not teaching or writing, you can just about ALWAYS find him with a guitar in his hands! His desire is to play skillfully, expressing the depth and range of human experience and relationship, both horizontal and vertical, through instrumental music.
Sandy's latest CD, an instrumental acoustic guitar recording entitled “Sereno,” reflects his lifelong love of playing and composing.
“Sandy’s musical style may well be described as easy going, uplifting, inspirational, and in ways meditative. That won't stop you from tapping your toes in time with his intuitive rhythms. His impeccable precision and skill in guitar finger style playing is readily apparent; and the composition of his songs clearly demonstrates careful, thoughtful hand crafted artistry. Sandy's latest CD, Sereno, is an instrumental collection of songs inspired by his worldwide travels, but rooted in thoughts of his home in Santa Fe.” Mike Engledinger, Mike’s Music Exchange/Santa Fe Performance Exchange, Santa Fe [Eldorado], NM.
Sereno now is available on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon.com and from www.sandyhoffman.com