Sam Bierman

Sam B.

Long Island City, NY
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About

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Sam delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2015

With beginning students, I will lay out the fundamentals, teaching all of the scales, basic chords, key signatures and time signatures, and gradually integrate strategies for reading music. Depending on what the student is interested in learning, I will pull from my pool of repertoire - we could be studying a Bach Invention at the same time as a Billy Joel song. Classical music is great for technique and in many ways textbook for teaching harmony, but I play and love contemporary music, and will teach anything, as long as there is some form of musical knowledge to be gained from the material.

Experience

Musician, Teacher
Aug 2014 - Present
Self - Employed

I am a Pop Keyboardist, Songwriter, Producer, and Composer, who has toured with two bands, and done plenty of gigs with solo artists. I recently graduated from the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, where I studied contemporary piano, and I have had the pleasure to play with student musicians at the GroundUP Music Festival, Okeechobee Music Fest, SoFar Sounds, WLRN Radio, and Adrienne Arsht Center, performing with Il Volo, Michael McDonald, GRiZ, Eric Krasno, members of Snarky Puppy and Vulfpeck, Gallant, Lawrence, Becca Stevens, and Darmon Meader. I also have some of my music on Spotify, iTunes, Soundcloud, and YouTube. I have an overview of theoretical and performance education in contemporary, classical, and jazz idioms and have taught private hour long piano lessons one-on-one with young children and adults, and taught music theory in group classes as well as privately, through the Shalala MusicReach Program at the University of Miami. I have Perfect Pitch, which means that I can quickly learn and notate music for you that you want to learn, and that I am also proficient in music production and notation software if you need help or want to record anything.

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TV/Film Composer
May 2016 - Jan 2018
Seven Wheel Sound

Last summer, I worked for a composer in LA and composed additional music for Cartoon Network’s Lego Ninjago, Dreamworks’ Harvey Street Kids, films Hope Spring Eternal and Calvinist, and I composed the score for “Retro Couture,” which screened in Miami, Panama, and Brussels.

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Education

Music Composition - Media Writing/Production
Aug 2014 - May 2018
University of Miami

Certifications

5 on AP Music Theory Exam
May 2014
CollegeBoard

Awards

Outstanding Jazz Vocal Group
Apr 2018
Downbeat Magazine
Honor Society
Jan 2016
Alpha Lambda Delta / Golden Key

Photos & Videos

Playing with Il Volo for a crowd of 2,500!

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