E-Mail to:chad.sandlin@ovsd.us or
Graduated From: Ohio State University

  • Bachelor's degree in Music Education


Why did you decide to teach?
I've always wanted to be a teacher but I decided to teach because my music teachers were amazing. I came out of a fantastic band program at Gahanna Lincoln right outside of Columbus, OH
and I love learning about music and playing with great friends. I think every student deserves to have the wonderful experiences I had, so I want to be that kind of music teacher for them.
What was you favorite class when you were in high school?
Besides band, my favorite class was anything English related. My favorite books are Catch-22, Frankenstein, and The Great Gatsby
Are you married? Do you have any children?
Nope! Closest thing I have to a child is probably my saxophone :)
What is your favorite band/artist?
Great question! Long answer... In terms of popular music, I listen to classic rock like Styx, Chicago, Journey, ELO, the Eagles, and Boston to name a few. In terms of jazz, I listen to Louis Armstrong, Stan Kenton, Cannonball Adderley, Frank Sinatra, and Stan Getz among others. And my favorite classical composers are Copland, Rachmaninoff, Tchiakovsky, Stravinsky, Gershwin, and Mahler.
What are your hobbies?
I like to watch and play sports like football, basketball, and volleyball. I also enjoy outdoors things like hiking, kayaking, and sight-seeing. Watch a lot of Netflix and HBO as well!
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This page was updated on 9/14/17 by Travis Nicely