"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 at the piano!

Samuel is currently accepting piano students of all ages and abilities to his private teaching studio in Burlington, Vermont!


A graduate with honors of the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam, Samuel received his  M.M. (2014) and B.M. (2005) in piano performance with concentrations in piano pedagogy and a minor in jazz studies. Samuel has successfully taught piano privately to a wide variety of students in upstate New York and in Central Vermont for over 10 years.


Well-versed in classical and jazz piano, Samuel has experience performing in other musical styles as well including gospel, pop, rock, Latin, blues, ragtime and contra dance!



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

Lessons are individually tailored to meet the needs and interests of each student. Depending on a student's interests and background, lessons may be geared towards anything ranging from learning foundational basics of the instrument to performing songs by popular artists such as Adele and Carole King, working together on blues and jazz improvisation, or studying masterpieces by Mozart or Chopin!


An initial evaluation lesson is offered free of charge to provide the opportunity to meet with Samuel and work a bit together to get a sense of the suitability of the student/teacher fit.


Samuel is currently a member in good standing of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the Vermont Music Teachers Association (VMTA), and the Burlington Branch Vermont Music Teachers Association (BBVMTA).