2018 

It's a New Year for new happenings

Guess what? I am now teaching private music lessons! I just finished the Fall Semester teaching a pop-songwriting class at University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA and I'm eager to flex my teaching skills for budding musicians of all kinds. Vocals, guitar, ukulele, and songwriting lessons are offered for reasonable rates and flexible scheduling based in and around the Sacramento, CA area. I am already gathering a small group of students and it's filling up nicely. Maybe you know someone who wants to learn to sing or play an instrument, or maybe you yourself have always wanted to try. Well, now is your chance and now is the time! Contact me here for rates and scheduling for 2018.

Back to the Start

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  2. 2 Zombie 03:23
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  3. 3 Take the Time 03:35
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A diamond in the rough, folk/pop singer/songwriter Sandra Dolores has been making waves throughout the central valley and Sacramento with an angelic voice and a devilish wit.

Influenced early on with vocal lessons at the University of the Pacific's Music Conservatory in Stockton, CA, singing in the church band, along with guitar lessons and choirs throughout high school, Sandra Dolores has refined her poetic, personal style. Working her way as a young woman in her 20s from the coffee shops and bars to center stage as a full-time musician, leaving a marriage and day jobs to pursue her career, she uses these experiences to write relevant songs about love and life. 
 
Shortly before the release of her first full length album Wait and See in 2011, Sandra moved to Sacramento and immersed herself in the local music scene. She is currently best known in the downtown Sacramento, CA area for having hosted two successful Open Mics: The Torch Club and Old Ironsides. These weekly shows shaped Sandra’s on-stage persona and performances into a finely crafted, unique story telling experience that is not easily forgotten by it’s listener. She has been nominated for Best Singer/Songwriter by the MAMA Awards (Modesto Area Music Awards) and has been featured in numerous San Joaquin and Sacramento County News publications, as well as various TV Appearances. 

"If I sense people are listening and focused, I will give short background stories on my songs, speaking lightheartedly to the crowd and to my band members. I call it having a conversation with my audience. I want them to feel like they are part of the performance. I am a story teller first and foremost. I write songs about my life, love, loss, joy and happiness." -Sandra Dolores 

"Dolores emits a definitive and distinctive vocal phrasing that cuts through the clatter of conversations in a neighborhood bar, of a busy day, of a distracted life. Hers is a voice that enhances a conversation or a drive home, with a propensity to captivate." - Andy Furillo, Sac Bee 

 


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/03/20/6251228/at-the-top-of-her-voice.html#storylink=cpy

With a catalog of songs that read like a diary, Sandra Dolores’ fearless honesty is engaging and her range is undeniable. Buy her latest album, Back to the Start, now available on all digital outlets!