Sam has studied piano for 15-plus years and voice for 9 years, mainly in styles including pop, rock, jazz, blues, folk, and musical theatre. From an early age, he has participated in various bands and small ensembles. Sam graduated from Bennington College, where he studied music composition and performance. While at Bennington, Sam also served as music director for several musical theatre productions, most recently TIMBR, an original folk-rock musical which features Sam's compositions.
Sam believes in a student-centered approach to music education. He wants to support people to play and write whatever kind of music inspires them.