Sam has been playing music for over 13 years, his passion for music began when he was very young, and he is eager to share that same excitement with his students. He has been in a band since he was 14 year old, and understands how to play with other people in a freestyle manner or written manner. Sam's biggest goal with teaching is to help students find confidence and a fundamental understanding of their instrument. He brings a chill and encouraging energy to his lessons, and his philosophy is that practice makes improvement, not perfection. To Sam, the goal of music is not perfection; music is creative expression, and learning to express yourself in a litany of different ways.