Eric Sanders

Eric Sanders

DRUM INSTRUCTOR

Eric Sanders is a Drum Instructor for Atlanta Institute of Music and Media. He is responsible for creating drum curriculum content and counseling for performance classes. In addition, Eric teaches jazz, latin, funk, technique, reading, advanced soloing, and popular music history from the drummers’ perspective. Eric is the recipient of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, the Music Activities Scholarship, and is a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. He has over 30 years of drum education experience and has toured and recorded with countless artists from many genres. He is authoring a snare drum book for college curriculum and composes complex music for drums, marimba, and percussion. He has released two solo albums and has been the drummer for The Yeti Trio for over 20 years. Eric holds a Bachelors Degree in Music from Penn State University and a Certificate in Classical Percussion from Penn State University. As a native New Yorker, Eric now resides in Atlanta with his wife, daughter, and beloved bunny; Butterscotch. He enjoys hiking with his family and is a baseball aficionado.

Other Members

Susan Shewbridge

Susan Shewbridge

Vocal Instructor
Dre Johnson

Dre Johnson

Vocal Instructor
A. Monique Osorio

A. Monique Osorio

Vocal Instructor
Tyler Hepner

Tyler Hepner

Music Production Instructor
Taylor Cinnamon

Taylor Cinnamon

Technical and Facility Supervisor
Scott Kieklak

Scott Kieklak

Dean of Student Services
Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams

Director of Technical Services
Kevin Rigney

Kevin Rigney

Music Production and Audio for Media Instructor
Kenneth Johnathan

Kenneth Johnathan

Technical Assistant
Keith O’Neill

Keith O’Neill

Senior Instructional Designer/Instructor
James Singer

James Singer

Audio for Media Instructor
Damon Fonooni

Damon Fonooni

Director of Music Production and Audio for Media
Benjamin Greener

Benjamin Greener

Music Production Instructor
Beau Vaughn

Beau Vaughn

Technical Assistant
Michael Milsap

Michael Milsap

Keyboard/Music Theory Instructor
Vitali Tkachenka

Vitali Tkachenka

Director of E-Learning/Guitar Instructor
Steve Rieck

Steve Rieck

Director of Instrument Performance Certification
Nite Driscoll

Nite Driscoll

President
Joshua Grau

Joshua Grau

Vice President
Dr. David Mitchell

Dr. David Mitchell

Director of Education
Cameron Allen

Cameron Allen

Guitar Instructor
Ben Weatherford

Ben Weatherford

Guitar Instructor
Steven Yelich

Steven Yelich

Keyboard/Gen Ed Instructor
Matt Hayes

Matt Hayes

Music Production/Gen Ed Instructor
Lauren Highsmith

Lauren Highsmith

Gen Ed Instructor
Dr. Wanda Yang Tempko

Dr. Wanda Yang Tempko

Gen Ed Instructor
Eric Dansie

Eric Dansie

Drum Instructor
Creig Harber

Creig Harber

Director of Drum Department
Gary Wilkins

Gary Wilkins

Bass Instructor
Anthony East

Anthony East

Bass Instructor