Sander Torfs first became interested in music while attending lessons at Academy Ronse. He started with violin, but quickly developed an intrest in other instruments. Sander's passion for the guitar became evident when he received lessons from Magali De Rouck. She prepared him for studies at the Kunsthumaniora Ghent (now 'MuDa'). There, he further pursued the guitar with Carlo Vandenhende and became very intrested in historical music and instruments during lessons by Bart Roose. Apart from guitar, Rudi Tas, Jo Van den Durpel and Sabine Haenebalcke sparked an interest in harmony, music theory and choir.
After graduating in 2007 he continued his guitar studies with Yves Storms and Johan Fostier at Royal Conservatory Ghent. Alexis Blumberg introduced him to the baroque guitar, on which Sander would devote his thesis (promoted by Wim Maeseele). His interest of harmony and music theory was further developed by Daniel Ghistelinck and Maarten Weyler. He completed the program and received a Master of Performing Music (classical guitar) in 2013. He completed the postgraduate education course in 2014.