"After Silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." ~ Aldous Huxley


Hi, I’m Samuel Whitesell! Welcome to my website! I’m located in Burlington, Vermont, where I work as a private piano instructor and a versatile freelance musician. I currently maintain private piano studios in both Burlington, Vermont and Potsdam, New York.


I have training and performing experience in both the classical and jazz worlds, enabling me to serve in a wide variety of musical contexts. My performing experience includes solo and collaborative classical piano playing, solo and ensemble jazz piano playing, accompanying for choirs, churches, and theater productions, and performing in various rock, pop, and traditional music groups.


I completed my M.M. (2014) and B.M. (2005) in piano performance with honors from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam with concentrations in piano pedagogy and a minor in jazz studies.