Percussion, Drum Set
Performance experiences include collaborations with esteemed percussionist Rich O’Meara and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Michael Colgrass with the Towson University Percussion Ensemble as well as sharing bills with internationally-acclaimed jazz musicians Tony Malaby and Gerald Cleaver with exciting touring experimental band Time Toss.
Sam’s experience in a diverse array of ensembles has led to performances at exciting venues ranging from Ram’s Head Live and Towson’s SECU Arena to Baltimore’s jazz staple An Die Musik. A friendly and patient teacher who still recalls his days taking private lessons, Sam enjoys nurturing each student’s individual interests, presenting them with challenges to ensure steady growth, and emphasizing the playing aspect of music by playing with students when lessons permit. Sam has over six years teaching experience working with everyone from young children to adults.