Sandra Zylstra

Zylstra Music Services


Professional Zylstra Music Services

Objective: Music performances, piano lessons, accompanist, arranger, teacher

Education: Bachelor of Science (1991)

Sterling College , Sterling , Kansas USA

Major in Elementary Education with a concentration in music.

Graduated with a GPA of 3.8 on a 4.0 scale.

Professional Teaching Certificate, State of Indiana, since 1993.

Certification:   Music Endorsement, Bethel College, Mishawaka Indiana, 2002.

Experience: Accompanist, Brandywine Schools (2006-Present)

Accompany for the Brandywine junior high and high school choirs.

Private Piano Teacher (1993-Present)

Niles , MI , Farmington Hills , MI , Mishawaka , IN

Private piano lessons including individual instruction, group lessons, and annual recital. Have taught lessons at a piano store.

Accompanist (2005-2006)

Farmington Schools

Accompanied and made recordings for various elementary school programs. 

Music Teacher (2002-2004)

Covenant Christian School

Taught K-8 music.

Covenant Christian School

Mishawaka , Indiana USA

(1998-2014) Assistant to Music Teacher for performances (volunteer).

(1993-2003) Substitute Teacher

(1996-2003, 2007-2008) Education Committee member, provide recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding curriculum and staffing. (volunteer)

(2012-2014) Board Member and Education Committee Chairperson. (volunteer)

Special Skills: Play piano regularly and organize special music needs for the church. Accompanied for choirs, small groups, and solos in various settings.

Arrange hymns and folk tunes in various formats using Sibelius music publication software.

Play piano for weddings and other special events such as anniversary celebrations.

Awards and Graduated Summa Cum Laude 1991

Honors: Academic Scholarship 1987-1991

Music Scholarship 1987-1991

Kelsey Scholar 1988-1991

Dean’s Honor Roll 1998-1991

Interests: Music arranging, piano, church choir, crafts, reading, gardening.

Memberships: Sterling College Concert Choir 1987-1991

Alpha Chi 1989-1991

Kansas Student National Education Association 1989-1990

Student Activities Council 1988-1989

Hall Council 1988-1989 

Personal Profile:  Married with four children.

Sandra Zylstra