Music Teachers

Our teaching staff, all of whom are certified and have years of practical experience, are dedicated to giving our students the most enjoyable music classes.
Our Music instructors teach students based on what their needs may be and what styles of music they would like to pursue. Our teachers over the years have graduated from the finest music colleges and universities around the country and the world and, in addition, have performed on the biggest stages in and around the United States.

Frank Rudolph

Owner | Guitar, Bass, Piano

Frank has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education as well as a performance degree in modern jazz guitar from Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA. Specific studies include jazz composition, classical guitar, theory, jazz harmony, and big band arranging. In addition to performing in and out of the tri-state area and teaching music privately in Boston and New York, Frank started the Orange County School of Music in 1990 with a staff of three and since expanded and changed the name to the New York School of Music and Fine Arts, which employs over thirty teachers who specialize in music, art, and theater. Most recently, Frank has opened Main Street Music Studio in Cornwall-on-Hudson. Mr. Rudolph has a wide range of teaching styles and has shared that knowledge with countless students for the past thirty years. Thousands of students have passed through Frank′s vision of music and art education and Frank and his staff look forward to teaching thousands more.

Sandy Brandman

Violin, Viola 

Sandy holds a Bachelor of Science in Music & Arts. She has worked in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City as a music copyist, editor and librarian for various music publishers including Boosey & Hawkes and G. Schirmer. She actively plays viola and violin in several local orchestras and ensembles including Rockland Symphony, Cortland Chamber Ensemble, Northern Westchester Symphony, and SUNY-Orange Orchestra. In addition, she has performed with Newburgh Symphony and the Family Opera of New Jersey. For nearly 20 years Sandy has been a regular chorus member and librarian with the Hudson Opera Theater.