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Sam A.

Provo, UT

$35/hour

Where Words Fail, Music Speaks

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Brigham Young University
Piano Performance

Education

Brigham Young University (Piano Performance)

About Sam

My love of music started when I was very young. I was about six years old when my parents did the typical thing that parents do; they signed me up for piano lessons. At first, I just went through the motions; I mostly practiced like I should, but I didn't think much about it. However, sometime later, something clicked inside me. I began to have fun with the music I was playing. Thirteen years after I started and I am still tickling the ivories. Music brings me joy and I am passionate about helping others experience the happiness I feel with music.

Over the years, I have studied with numerous teachers and now I am a student at Brigham Young University studying Commercial Music. I already have around two years of teaching experience and I am not your typical piano teacher that teaches you to play what is written in front of you. While it is very important to learn to read the music in front of you, I also help students learn how to play their own music; I teach them to play familiar tunes by ear as well as how to create their own music.

It has been a joyful adventure learning what I have learned in music so far; I want to help others experience that adventure as well. If you are interested, please contact me! I would love to get to know you and help you on this wonderful journey.
My love of music started when I was very young. I was about six years old when my parents did the typical thing that parents do; they signed me up for piano lessons. At first, I just went through the motions; I mostly practiced like I should, but I didn't think much about it. However, sometime later, something clicked inside me. I began to have Read more

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Travels within 8 miles of Provo, UT 84604
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Ear Training

As well as teaching piano for two years, I also teach students to play melodies by ear. I start by asking them to pick a song that they know and love. I will then play a small part of the melody of the song that they want to learn with a book covering the keys in which I am playing. Once I have done that, I ask them to play back what they heard from my playing. Once they have learned that small part, I move on to the next part and repeat until they have learned the whole song. I then incorporate the same method with the left hand. Pretty soon, they have a song learned by ear that they can play for their family and friends whenever they want.

Piano

Over the years, I have been taught by numerous teachers who have helped me be a better musician. Some of my teachers have included Dr. Christopher Bowlby, Mr. Forrest Kinney, and currently, Dr. Scott Holden at Brigham Young University. I have taught piano for two years and have had very positive feedback from the parents of students, as well as students themselves.

Brigham Young University
Piano Performance

Education

Brigham Young University (Piano Performance)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sam will travel within 8 miles of Provo, UT 84604.