Instructor
Joined in
2018

Samantha

Instructor

Teaches Voice

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Teaches at:
Areas of Instruction

Voice

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Carlson & Grant, Solo Artist, Samantha Carlson Jazz Trio

Current Projects

Professional singer

Education

BM in Music with a vocal performance emphasis from Northern Kentucky University

Favorite Bands

Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland, Doris Day, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, The Beatles, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Everly Brothers, the Righteous Brothers

Favorite Instruments

Violin, Cello, Mandolin

Languages Spoken

Italian

Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Specialties / Genres Taught

I can teach a variety of genres. Although I studied Opera, I perform a little bit of many different styles, and I try to sound authentic in those genres, so I teach my students to have an authentic sound without damaging their voice. So they can sing with the properly technique. With piano, I have taught students with the method books on a level I find appropriate, plus my own teachings to what I would final beneficial to them. I have also taught students if they preferred to learn by ear. Using the knowledge of the piano, keys and chords, vs notes. I do the approach that I find most beneficial to the student.

Teaching Experience

Cincinnati School of Music, Loveland Music Academy, School of Rock - Mason

About Samantha

Samantha Carlson, born June 28, 1988, in Mineola, New York, has been singing since age 2. She graduated from Northern Kentucky University in May of 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance. Music is her passion and her life. She sings the classic standards from the 1920s through today, as well as jazz, big band, show-tunes, country, oldies, classical, opera, and pop ... (English, Italian, Spanish, German, & French), but she identifies herself mainly as a jazz/standards singer. Raised in a musical family, both parents are vocalists and instrumentalists. Their influence was very strong. They always encouraged her passion for music, and to follow her dreams. Her other influences include Dean Martin, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Nat King Cole, 
Josh Groban, and Andrea Bocelli. 

In 2013, Samantha performed at a benefit concert for PBS SoCal in Orange County, CA, with JT and California Dreamin' in the Orange County area. She has performed alongside local and international celebrities such as Nick Clooney (2011-2015), Bucky & Martin Pizzarelli (2009), Maxine Brown (2007), Hilary Kole (2009, 2010), and Kevin Covais of American Idol (2006). Samantha has performed at "Birdland", the legendary jazz club in New York City, as a guest artist in 2009 and 2010. Since 2009, she has been the female vocalist for Swingtime Big Band -- Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Indiana’s premiere 17-piece swing band. Samantha, along with Swingtime Big Band, performed at the 2009 opening night of the Cincinnati Red’s game. 

Samantha's music can be heard on Jazz and Adult Standard and Adult Contemporary radio stations throughout the U.S., Australia, Canada, and South Africa, in addition to worldwide on SiriusXm's "Siriusly Sinatra" Channel.

Samantha currently lives in Franklin Square, NY, where she performs with her jazz combo, and with several big bands, locally, and nationally.
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