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About Sam Balcom

Sam Balcom
Sam Balcom
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Hanover, MD
Speaks: English
Instructs: Drums
Education: B.S. Percussion Performance, Towson University
Performance Experience: Performance highlights include collaborations with renowned percussionist Rich O’Meara and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Michael Colgrass with the Towson University Percussion Ensemble, the U.S. premiere of Rudd Wiener's epic percussion quartet Go Beyond, appearances at Baltimore's Artscape and Light City Festival with various groups, as well as bills shared with modern jazz legends and pioneers Tony Malaby, Gerald Cleaver, and Michael Formanek.
Teaching Experience: Sam has nine years of teaching experience working with a collective of students including four year olds, 40 year olds, and all ages in-between.
Teaching Philosophy: Sam employs a meticulous, step by step approach to percussion lessons through which students gain access to musical language as well as an array of successful learning strategies they may employ in all areas of their lives. Lessons are taught within a context balancing and celebrating free-spirited fun, patient discipline, self-compassion, creativity, and achievement.

Get to know Sam Balcom

A graduate of Towson University's percussion program, Sam has amassed 14 years of experience as a working musician in Baltimore performing in orchestras, wind ensembles, marching bands, percussion ensembles, touring rock bands, traditional jazz groups, and a wide variety of creative improvising ensembles.  He has had the wonderful privilege of participating in the vibrant Baltimore music community spawned by the faculty and graduates of institutions like Towson University and Peabody Conservatory, performing exciting and challenging original music with groups such as the Out of Your Head Improvised and Experimental Music Collective, Memetics, Jazz Lunch, Time Toss, and the Baltimore Rock Opera Society.  

Performance highlights include collaborations with renowned percussionist Rich O’Meara and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Michael Colgrass with the Towson University Percussion Ensemble, the U.S. premiere of Rudd Wiener's epic percussion quartet Go Beyond, appearances at Baltimore's Artscape and Light City Festival with various groups, as well as bills shared with modern jazz legends and pioneers Tony Malaby, Gerald Cleaver, and Michael Formanek.  His experience in a diverse array of ensembles has led to performances at exciting venues ranging from Ram’s Head Live, Fillmore Silver Spring, and SECU Arena to Baltimore creative havens like An Die Musik and the Windup Space.

Sam Balcom teaches at:
7550 Teague Rd Suite 115
Hanover, MD 21076
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5-N Bel Air S Pkwy Suite 1415
Bel Air, MD 21015
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