118 Stetson Main House

Welcome to

the Stetson Ridge Music School!

The Stetson Ridge Music School offers private lessons in five-string banjo, guitar, piano, drums and more. Our teacher, Sandy Israel, is a talented veteran of thousands of lessons and performances and was for many years the top banjo teacher in New York City. Sandy also teaches general musicianship, theory and ensemble playing. Bluegrass, rock and folk are a specialty. Heck, he can even write you solos to play with your rock band. Moreover, he has the knowledge and equipment to help you record (multi-track) your music as a pro-sounding demo right here at the studio.

The music school is in a lovely studio inside our family home, a historic, sun-filled house surrounded by trees and gardens. It is conveniently located in Kentfield, just up the hill from Sir Francis Drake and close to the Kentfield Fire Station and the College of Marin. We teach adults, teens and youngsters at every level: first-timer through working musician.Stetson Ridge Music School