"We started our 3.5 year old with Sam about a month ago. In that time he has learned 3 new simple songs using the musicolor method. Sam is very patient, friendly, and kind to work with. We're excited to see how our son develops musically over time while working with our son."
~ Margaret Crider

"Sam is wonderful! Patient, thoughtful, and creates a calming space to learn and develop an openness at an early age to music and the piano." ~ Lara Bonn, parent of 5-year-old student

"My daughter has been taking lessons from Sam for several years now. He is professional, talented and kind. I highly recommend him to teach children and adults." ~ Gina Lavaroni

"Our 6 year-old is taking lessons from Sam and is making great progress! Sam is devoted to his learning experience and follows each lesson up with emailed lesson notes, check-ins, as well as optional video tutorials to help with practices. There are also mini Zoom concerts that allow our son to perform his music and see other students’ progress!" ~ Caitlin May

"We have known Sam for the past several years as the very accomplished pianist at FUUSB - it has been like going to a concert every week! When we saw that he had openings in his teaching schedule, we jumped at his offer for a trial lesson. From the first moment of the lesson, Sam graciously worked his magic with my 'shy' 8-year old son, finding ways to connect and engage him on a personal level before even sitting at the piano. When they did begin to play, Sam offered very lighthearted and engaging options for my son to try - as a result, we were both hooked! From that first day, Sam has continued to offer encouragement and appropriate challenges through an effective teaching style and welcoming persona. Highly recommend."  ~ Christine Vatovec

"A fantastic piano teacher who is patient, persistent and an amazing inspiration, Sam Whitesell has been teaching our daughter piano for two years and he has brought piano lessons and even practice alive for her. I highly recommend him and he's also just a great human. If you, your child or someone you know is looking to begin, continue or take your piano playing in a new and inspired direction, the humble and talented Sam is your man."  ~ Rebecca Raskin

"We have been taking weekly lessons with Sam for the past year and 1/2. We are amazed by the progress our 10 year old son has made in such a short time. Sam uses a variety of lesson strategies to keep my son engaged and interested. This approach has supported his learning and love of music. Sam is professional and patient and brings good energy and cheer to each lesson. He is a skilled teacher and a gifted musician. Our son has expressed feeling a great sense of accomplishment as a result of taking lessons with Sam. Thank you, Sam!" ~ Nina & Paul

"Samuel is a great teacher with a wonderful disposition and I highly recommend."  ~ Ben Farmer, parent of student*324255170_684277723162467_1943256962548255488_n*jpeg?alt=media&token=3b060b3c-1374-4c46-ae44-ae540112d107*arrow-down*gif*8d9aec7b8f92f2a50a1a64fce1733f3a*gif?alt=media&token=fb5d9322-1596-4c08-a087-ebe25655f622