Sander studied oboe and conducting at the Brabants Conservatorium in Tilburg. He finished his studies in 2004. He attended classes modern music with Ernest Rombouts and English Horn with Yvonne Wolters. Sander has played in the Koninklijke Militaire Kapel and now is regularly asked for Holland Symfonia, the Residentie Orkest, the Gelders Orkest and the Brabants Orkest. He plays in the Magogo Chamber Orchestra and also is a member of the Anemos Arts Ensemble. He has played as a soloist with several orchestras and also works as conductor. Sander now studies orchestral conducting with Jac van Steen in The Hague.