"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 now accepting piano students of all ages and abilities in the Potsdam, New York area.


A graduate of the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam,  Samuel received his BM in piano performance in 2005 with a minor in jazz studies and a concentration in piano pedagogy.  Since then, Samuel has taught piano privately to a wide variety of students in upstate New York and in Central Vermont. Samuel is currently pursuing a master's degree in piano performance and pedagogy at the Crane School of Music.


Samuel is well-versed in classical and jazz piano, with experience playing 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 is free.


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