May 2019 Dates

Hi, here are some dates to catch me performing MAY 2019

May 1st Blase Cafe & Martini Bar (Siesta Key) 6 to 10pm

May 3, 2019 Lucky’s Market Cafe 3 to 6pm Every Other Friday

May 4th, 2019 The Independent (St Pete) #onehumanband 3 to 6p

May 5th, 2019 The Independent (St Pete) #drums w/ The Sunday Jazz Project 3 to 5p

May 5th, 2019 Trophy Fish (St Pete) 6 to 9pm

May 7th, 2019 The Five O’clock Club Host Open Jam 8 to 12a EVERY TUESDAY

May 8th, 2019 W XYZ Lounge at ALOFT HOTEL SRQ 6 to 10p EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY

May 9th, 2019 Ringside Cafe (St Pete) #drums w Stephanie D’ Angelo 9 to 1pm

May 10th, 2019 The Queens Head (St Pete) 730 to 1030p SECOND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

May 11th, 2019 Gaspars Grotto (Ybor City) 4 to 8pm

May 12th, 2019 The Independent (St Pete) #drums w/ The Sunday Jazz Project 3 to 5p

May 14th, 2019 The Five O’clock Club Host Open Jam 8 to 12a EVERY TUESDAY

May 15, 2019 Blase Cafe & Martini Bar (Siesta Key) 6 to 10p

May 17th, 2019 Lucky’s Market (Siesta Dr) 3 to 6p (EVERY OTHER FRIDAY)

May 18, 2019 Orange Blossom Jamboree #drums w Stephanie D’ Angelo (Brooksville, FL) DAY

May 18, 2019 The Reserve SRQ #drums w Kelly Neff 7:30p

May 19th, 2019 The Independent (St Pete) #drums w/ The Sunday Jazz Project 3 to 5p

May 21st, 2019 S.K.O.B. Siesta Key Oyster Bar (Siesta Key, FL) 1 to 5pm

May 21st, 2019 The Five O’clock Club Host Open Jam 8 to 12a EVERY TUESDAY

May 22nd, 2019 The ALOFT HOTEL SRQ (Sarasota) 6 to 10p

May 25th, 2019 The Iberian Rooster #drums w/ Stephanie D’Angelo Trio (St Pete) 10:30 to 1a

May 26th, 2019 The Independent (St Pete ) #drums w The Sunday Jazz Project 3 to 5p

May 26th, 2019 The Queens Head Drums/ Organ duo w/Ben Winkler and Special Guest (TBA)

May 28th, 2019 The Five O’clock Club Host Open Jam 8 to 12a

May 29, 2019 Blase Cafe & Martini Bar (Siesta Key) 6 to 10p

May 30th, 2019 Jr’s PackingHouse (Sarasota) 6 to 9pm

May 31st, 2019 Craft Growlers To Go (Lakewood Ranch) 8 to 11p

Hope to see you out there! And remember if you’re not out there, you’re not going to get anywhere!! Be well, stay well and do well.


Google Reviews from my music family here at The Drum Studio – School of Music

WordPress has changed their settings regarding layout and design. Since I, as a working musician, wear many hats, Web design and content maintenance is handled by yours truly. This is all I could figure out in an hour. lol The life of a working musician is never done. “its like 10,000 spoons” Anyways looking forward to learning the new protocol 😉

Thanks for leaving a review if you fancy. It truly has been a humbling experience to read the reviews. You warmed this ole heart of mine, thanks for the memories



Volumes exhibit Drum Solo at The Ringling Museum,Sarasota FL

I got on the schedule! Thats what mattered most to me. Back in December 2017 I read about an open call for drummers to perform in the art exhibit coming toThe Ringling Museum in Sarasota Fl. In August 2018. Created by Ezra Masch and curated by Sonja Shea.

The following three links to view my performance are below:

Full 20 minute DRUM SOLO on Facebook ??????

Out take 3 minute drum DRUM SOLO on YouTube????

Wide angle gopro stills on Instagram


The back story…

I responded initially and again after the first response back. But then I didnt follow through anymore. I let the ball drop because of depression. January was a difficult month for me, it was touch and go. But I made it. I started with the babyist of baby steps and now 7 months later, I have so many new friends, new opportunities and fun times ahead. It’s pretty incredible how fast you can turn things around if you force your hand. Or are handed the force. Either one will do in this case.

Well, back to volumes…lol

In August, I saw several of my friends had multiple performances each coming up on the schedule, I thought maaaaybe someone might want to give one up. Nope. No one did. And that’s ok I cant really blame them.?‍♀️ Anyhow, that was just the catalyst to get my own spot to perform. I wasnt listed on the schedule nor my name on the etched plaque outside the exhibit. I didnt get to meet the artist in residence either. I missed out on those opportunities. I am mindful about the lesson here.

But, I made it to the set ???

August 28th 2018 at 3pm I lit those lights like fire. It was exhilarating and mind blowing. I want to play that set again someday. It’s kinda like the feeling you would get climbing on a carillon or a giant pipe organ you’d find in an old catholic church. And then get to perform on it. So cool. Simply amazing. Thank you, I am humbled i was able to be a part of this.

– sandi and #mambotheboxer ?

SOUNDCLOUD – I made one, finally!!


So, for those of you who know me kinda well, you know I love to record my shows. I have always said I am going to need something to watch, listen to and do in my old age. Well back when I was younger and super ambitious I used to not only bring the drums and P.A. system but more than occasionally I would bring out my portable digital recorder. A Korg 1600DM. It had 8 XLR inputs and several stereo input channels. I took every opportunity to mic up my drums and my stage and record the band and then take it home and mix it. Basically because I am a nerd and I wanted to learn how to do it. So I did it. This is back in the early 2000s, btw. I can honestly say my learning process at times can be process of elimination. If at first you do not succeed try and try again. One of my mottos. I got pretty good at it for a hobby. I recorded several bands at The Drum Studio over the years too. making demos. Its a lot easier to do these things nowadays with a DAW on a computer but I am old school. I started using 4 track recorders in High School (the 80’s). My Dad finally bought a Fostex 280 4 track (which i still have) and would let me use it to record, I recorded my first songs with all the instruments (drums, bass, guitar, vox) on it starting at around 17 years old. I still have the recordings.. All these Years later I have a full length album currently being remixed and mastered. Its Called Sun Dogs. Where I perform all the instruments and wrote the songs. Its coming around to a full circle and will release Spring 2019. These things I do, I do them for me. And they aren’t new to me or you. But I keep getting a little better each time. and thats enough to inspire myself. That is what motivates me. That is what keeps me going.

Anyways back to my Sound Cloud Im uploading all the different recordings of me playing DRUMS over the years since moving to Florida. about 17 years now.

Please visit and fan my SoundCloud. Its a great easy to use and share platform for audio files. I have tons of them. Cant wait to share them with you 🙂

Thanks for reading this 🙂
Sandi and #mambotheboxer

Al Downing Jazz Association – Women in Jazz III 2010

There is a super cool pic in this imformative blog from jazz lands. with mentions of local tampa bay jazz friends, Larue, jeremy powell patty sanphy, anne van atta and more.

The Al Downing Jazz Association presented Women in Jazz III (2010) with national artists performing at The Palladium. The Ryhthm section as far as I remember were local female musicians Patty Sanphy on guitar and Anne Van Atta on the Bass. We got a handful of charts from each artist and rehearsed same day w them. I remember taking a nap in my car before the show. lol. It was a great night of music and as usual went by too fast!

WMNF promoted the Women in Jazz III on their show women in jazz. I just finished recording a 4 tune jazz ep with my fellow comrades David Cubillos and Jeremy Downing. WMNF played #sevenstepstoheaven on air. that was cool. here are the original recordings for now. I will search the inter webs further to find the radio show archive on wmnf.

Listen to seven steps to heaven by thedrumstudio #np on #SoundCloud

#tbt 2010 FREEBIRD The Drum Studio – Rock Band Summer Camp Rock Show

Hello! Ive never forgotten this moment. These are the days that make up for the long haul in the trenches of teaching ?

I am an inspirationalist (my word), i inspire people to do better and more with their life. Be it music, athletics, mindfulness what ever. I am a forever student and am always starting anew. All the potential to learn new things about me and the world motivate me to be better and in doing so, I help others be better everyday.

I opened The Drum Studio in 2002. With no social media (that wasnt even a word yet, hah), it was and is still all by #wordofmouth With no money/ loans – I used my personal instruments and worked 3 jobs (teacher, drummer and painter of houses by day to open my studio). No family support – but more on all that sooner than later. I am still here Rockin ? at the first Rock School – Music Studio in Sarasota County EST 2002. So, you may have a rock compound or a music box. I applaud you???, I really do. And I think youre super cool but.. you’ll never be as cool as a band full of teens ROCKIN #freebird at the end of rock band camp week to their parents holding up lighters on their phone, cool ? (Watch at about 2:45 )?

I always had the vision to create what I did not have growing up. Music Lessons!! I wanted a fun all inclusive music school for young musicians to be themselves and create their music on their level with their ideas. I succeeded and am proud of myself!

Sandi and #mambotheboxer?

#drumstudiofam #thedrumstudio #schoolofmusic #sarasota #fl