"After Silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." ~ Aldous Huxley
Welcome to the website of Samuel Whitesell! Samuel is located in Burlington, Vermont, where he works as a private piano instructor and a versatile freelance musician.
Samuel has training and performing experience in both the classical and jazz worlds, enabling him to serve in a wide variety of musical contexts. His 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.
Samuel currently serves as Sunday 9am pianist at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, Vermont, accompanist for the Chorale at Johnson Sate College in Johnson, Vermont under the direction of Bethany Plissey, substitute pianist for the Vermont Youth Chorus at the Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont under the direction of Caleb Pillsbury, and has served as accompanist for the Burlington Chamber Orchestra's Concerto Competition and accompanist for students at the at the Vermont All-State Music Festival in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Samuel concertizes and performs regularly around Vermont with a variety of musical groups including his own, often performing his own original music. See the Events page for Samuel's upcoming performances.
Samuel completed his 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.