John Sanders teaches the music theory courses and directs the jazz band at Edmonds Community College. As a pianist and arranger, John studied with legendary directors Dave Barduhn and John Moawad at Mount Hood Community College and Central Washington University. He continues his work as a writer and performer on piano, accordion, and various Latin instruments all around the Northwest.
Following a four-month sabbatical in Puerto Rico, John brought Salsa music to life on the Edmonds CC campus, organizing Salsa events and directing the college's Salsa band. John holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music education and Master of Music in composition, both from CWU.