Henry Samuels

Henry S.

Cleveland, OH

About Henry S.

Background check: Last verified 07/07/2016
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Henry teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2016
Last sign in: More than two months


Henry Samuels is a bass player and teacher living in Cleveland, Ohio. Henry has performed in orchestras in the most prominent concert halls across the US, Europe, Japan, and China. Since living in Cleveland, Henry has performed frequently with the Akron Symphony, Canton Symphony, and the Youngstown Orchestra. He also performs in Beechwood, Ohio as a featured player in Stars in the Classics. Henry likes to arrange music as well, and has performed show tunes and popular music arrangements for private and community events. He is the double bass and music theory instructor at the Avon and Strongsville School of Music. Henry received music performance degrees from Boston University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. In In his free time, Henry enjoys working on musical arrangements, rollerblading, and rock climbing.

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Gliere Intermezzo and Tarantella Double Bass: Henry Samuels Piano: Amy Tan


Double Bass Instructor
Feb 2015 - Present
Strongsville School of Music

Double Bass Instructor
Feb 2015 - Present
Avon School of Music

Teaching local Ohio middle to high school bassists focusing on technique and orchestral music

Substitute Bass
Sep 2012 - Present
Akron Symphony


Professional Studies Certificate
Sep 2012 - Jun 2015
Cleveland Institute of Music
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2010 - Jun 2015
Boston University


Honorable Mention: Bach Competition
Jun 2013
Boston University
First Prize
May 2006
Kiwanis Club

3 Reviews on Henry S.

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Lizzy Jun 3, 2016
· Upright Bass · In studio Very nice and good at focusing on certain skills that the student needs to get better at.
Angi Jun 2, 2016
· Upright Bass · In studio Henry is a great bass teacher. He teaches a lot of standard repertoire but also makes a huge effort to find music that the students are interested in and listen to outside of lessons and playing (Me and two other students are learning how to play Bohemian Rhapsody in a bass trio). He knows how to approach a piece of music or a new technique being taught from many different angles and is good at explaining things. He is a master at finding fingerings and teaching bowing technique. Henry is not super strict and is pretty nice. He is a little more on the soft-spoken side, not super rambunctious. Good bass teacher and easy to get along with. I personally think that I have improved a lot under his teaching. Also, he can teach jazz and classical.
Lorraine P. Jun 2, 2016
· Upright Bass · In studio Henry is a great classical bassist .His approach towards the double bass is both elegant and thorough. Wonderful teacher indeed.
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