Hi there! My name is Sam Genualdi, I've been teaching music for close to 10 years now and have a great passion for helping my students realize their musical dreams. I tailor my lessons to the skills and objectives of each individual student, with the goal of developing their own unique musical voice.
I have experience on many instruments and in many genres. I earned my Bachelor of Music Degree from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, and after have done a number of artist residencies pursuing my own creative work. This has included a year long fellowship to travel the globe studying musical traditions and a year long residency in the remote Cascade Mountains composing music for a non-profit organisation.
I love teaching because I always learn new things from my students as well. Learning music is a lifelong pursuit that helps us grow to become the best people we can be.
Sam is a wonderful, patient teacher who will meet you on your level and mould his lessons to your interests! It’s always a pleasure to have a lesson with Sam.
I first met Sam in Brazil a couple of years ago and recently contacted him for online lessons as I was looking to go further in exploring folk guitar techniques. Sam's lessons are the perfect balance for me between technical proficiency and learning new skills in a way that he makes intuitive to follow, and also conceptual approaches to the instrument which have made a big difference in the way I play. A combination of these two factors and Sam's down-to-earth and encouraging energy have made the lessons motivating for me. I always finish the lessons inspired and wanting to play and come up with new ideas! Organisation-wise and on the technical side of things, it's been very straightforward on Zoom. I thoroughly recommend Sam's lessons!
He's an innovative teacher who's very good at enhancing your strengths and going from there. Whether it's songwriting, guitar, or other things, he makes me feel confident about what I'm doing well and then helps improve where I need to improve. He's also very patient and egoless.
First of all, Sam's approach to music as a whole is refreshingly holistic. It's not just about playing "right notes" - Sam guides you in connecting to your instrument, connecting to the spirit of sound in addition to the theory, which he's also an expert in. He was able to give me a big boost in my playing right from the first lesson.
Initially I assess the skills of the student, their taste in music and their goals. Then I taylor a specific curriculum to the student. That may include repertoir, exercises, ear training, music theory, or anything else that will aid the student in becoming the best musician they can.
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