Welcome to the Stetson Ridge Music School!

The Stetson Ridge Music School offers private lessons in five-string banjo and guitar. 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, sun-filled private studio surrounded by trees and gardens in Kentfield, just up the hill from the College of Marin. We teach adults, teens and youngsters at every level: first-timer through working musician.