Connecticut Shoreline Studio for Music Lessons
in Voice, Piano, & the Fundamentals of Music

All Skill Levels Welcome, Ages 4 -104

Connecticut Shoreline Studio for Music Lessons
in Voice, Piano, & the Fundamentals of Music

Testimonials

Sandy’s a terrific teacher. She’s got a wealth of knowledge, depth and breadth, and a way of passing it on that’s a great balance of teaching, asking, listening, pushing, pulling, cajoling, compassionate butt-kicking and fun.
Peter Hawes
Strategist, Writer, Editor, Producer at Independent Communication Consultant, Vice Chairman & Head of Programming at Guilford Performing Arts Festival and Chief content officer at Essex Publishing Group
Played my guitar for 45 years or so alone in my room , always wanted to be in a band but figured that ship had sailed. Sandy coached me out of my dark little cave into the light of a gigging band. Bob Segar was right: “Rock n Roll never forgets”
Gary Leydon
Lead Guitar & Vocals for Lexi & The Rents
I gained confidence in my stage presence. I learned how to sing harmonies. I learned how to cue my band mates throughout a song. I learned how to read and write a chart. I’ve come to really understand all of the organizing that goes into being a band member, and I’ve picked up organization and leadership skills from watching Sandy over the years. I’ve been exposed to different types of music I wouldn’t normally listen to, but have come to love.
Lexi Mariah
Recording Artist
I started playing guitar, singing and performing when I was in college, and had given it up for 40 years (hey, life happens) when I met Sandy at a backyard party. We got to talking and I made a decision right then and there that I was going to get back into music. What can I say? Sandy’s energy and “you can do this” attitude is infectious.
Barry Felson
Lead Singer for Repeat Offenders
I could not sing when I first came to Sandy Connolly. I have worked with her for 6 years and am now in an elite singing group in my school called ‘Voices’. I also gained a life long friend in Sandy. She’s the sweetest and most hardworking women I have ever met. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t meet her.
Madi Conklin
Music Student at at Western Connecticut State University
I was anxious about taking piano lessons because I’m 65 years old and had tried online lessons, YouTube lessons, and tried teaching myself from a book – but I was getting nowhere. I’ve now been taking lessons with Sandy Connolly at Crescendo Music Loft for six weeks and I’ve found my music home. The curriculum at Crescendo has enough variety and flexibility for me to be challenged and pursue MY goals. Sandy’s approach to music theory with her “Tiny Books” series is whimsical and engaging. Her enthusiasm and encouragement are wonderfully motivating. The facility at the Music Loft is amazing. I’m having a blast and can’t wait each week for my next lesson!
Brian Jones
Professor of Marketing at Quinnipiac University