Musicologie Certified: Level M1
At an early age, Sam was influenced by his parents’ favorite music, including the Beatles, U2, Weezer, the Rolling Stones, and Green Day. He began his journey as a musician at the age of 6 by taking piano lessons, and at the age of 11, he shifted his focus towards guitar, which is now his primary instrument. In high school, he began learning jazz and music theory, and started seriously considering a career in music. Sam now holds two degrees from Ohio State: a Bachelor of Music Education and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance. In addition to playing guitar in college, Sam has been a member of the Ohio State Marching Band (A.K.A. “TBDBITL”), where he has marched and played baritone and sousaphone, and he has even had the chance to play guitar in front of 100,000 Ohio State fans! Sam’s focus is on jazz, R&B, rock, pop, and blues, and he frequently plays guitar in the Columbus scene. As a teacher, Sam strives to provide the best music education that fits his students’ goals and needs.