Sandy Feldstein was a legend in the music education industry. He was also my mentor and my uncle. Sandy authored more than 700 musical compositions and method books in all educational areas, and held leadership positions throughout the industry, including the executive Vice President of Alfred Publishing, the President of Columbia Pictures Publications and Belwin Music Inc., the President of Warner Bros. Publications and the President of Carl Fischer Music before devoting his full time to his own company, PlayinTime Productions, Inc. More on Sandy’s life and career can be found here. Sandy helped to mentor and accelerate the careers of so many in the music education industry. He led by example and everyone lined up to be on his team.
In the following interview, shot in August 2006, Sandy discusses different types of career opportunities there are for music educators beyond the classroom including writing, arranging, and consulting. Sandy had a very successful career in the music education publishing industry and offers insight and an entrepreneurial spirit into the possibilities and opportunities available to aspiring music educators today.
For more interview clips with Sandy, click here.