Meet The Team

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Here at Rachel Sandler Music we believe in high quality, individually-tailored instruction. All of Rachel's staff have been highly vetted and we know you are going to LOVE them!


Katie Sheldon

Her specialties: musical theatre for kids, dance, acting


Katie started her dance training with Baltimore County Rec and Parks at age 7 studying Ballet, Tap and Jazz through age 13. During her time at Mount de Sales Academy, she used her dance skills as a cheerleader. After a 4 year hiatus, Katie rekindled her love of dance at UMBC where she studied Ballet and Modern while also training at a local dance studio in the evenings. Katie continues to take local classes to improve her dancing.

It was during her time at UMBC that she discovered the world of Community Theatre and found her home on the stage. Katie started as a Stage manager and quickly worked her way onstage dancing in the ensemble. After a few years she found herself getting cast in small supporting roles and by 23 she had her first leading role as Nellie in South Pacific. By 26, she discovered directing and has since directed several plays and musicals. Katie continues to perform in Community Theatres around Baltimore.

Katie started her Vocal Training at UMBC and has continued to study with local voice teachers. She has learned many techniques over the years from her teachers as well as from the Music Directors that she has worked with in Community Theatre.


Katie has a B.A. in Biopsychology with a minor in Biology from UMBC and has been working at Johns Hopkins for almost 15 years. She is currently a Sr. Administrative Assistant for the Department Director and Clinical Director of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Bayview. Katie lives in Catonsville with her husband, stepdaughter and puggle named Oscar. She is also an avid runner and enjoys participating in 5Ks and 10Ks each year.


Nathan Royer

His specialties: piano, guitar, ukulele, bass, drums, brass, and beginning strings

Nate holds a Master of Music from Peabody Institute in Music Performance and a BS in Music Performance from Frostburg State University. Has been teaching privately for over 15 years.

Nate is an avid performer in all different types of groups, from rock bands and jazz groups to orchestras and brass bands. He is able to teach just about any age and skill level and cover anything you are interested in learning; whether it's a certain style, genre, technique or song.

Nate's lessons are laid back, with a focus on perfecting the basics. Most students work out of a method book appropriate to their skill level. Aside from that, the student will spend time learning songs and pieces of the student's choice. With the right amount of effort, you'll know your way around your instrument in no time at all!