"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." ~ Plato 


Experience the beauty and joy of making music!

Samuel is currently accepting piano students of all ages and abilities to his teaching studio in Potsdam, New York.


A graduate with honors of the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam, Samuel received his M.M. and B.M. in piano performance with concentrations in piano pedagogy and a minor in jazz studies. Samuel has taught piano privately to a wide variety of students in upstate New York and in Central Vermont for over 10 years.


Samuel is well-versed in classical and jazz piano, with experience performing in other musical styles including pop, rock, Latin, blues, ragtime and contra dance.



  • sight reading
  • playing by ear
  • music theory and harmony
  • improvisation
  • efficient, expressive piano technique


Lessons are tailored to meet the needs and interests of each student.


Initial evaluation lesson offered free of charge.


Samuel is a member in good standing of the North Country Music Teachers Association.