Samantha Lake

Samantha L.

New Brunswick, NJ

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Gain the skills you need to play anything you want on the tuba! I will help you make beautiful music at every skill level.
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Samantha teaches



Samantha delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I recently graduated with my Masters degree in tuba performance from the Juilliard School. This fall I’ll begin studying at Rutgers for a Doctorate of Musical Arts. I worked as a camp counselor at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, performing in four ensembles and teaching daily middle school tuba sectionals. I also serve as a mentor in the Music Advancement Program at Juilliard.

Outside of Juilliard Orchestra and chamber ensembles, I enjoy playing solo music. These past two years, I have won the Blue Lake Fine Arts Staff Solo Competition, was one of the University of Connecticut Concerto/Aria Competition winners, and placed second in the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Instrumental Competition. I have also won the Young Artist Solo Competition in 2012 and performed solo with the Coast Guard Band.

The performing arts have been a vital part of my life for as long as I can remember. My first instrument at age 5 was classical piano and I took Suzuki lessons for 13 years. I also sang in a large concert choir as a child and performed in community plays.

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Teaching Artist Fellow
Sep 2017 - Present
The Juilliard School

Teaching middle school band students in a local public school.

Camp Councelor, Tuba Sectional Teacher
Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
Blue Lake Fine Arts Cam-


Master of Music, Tube Performance
Aug 2016 - Present
The Juilliard School
Bachelor of Music, Music Performance
Sep 2012 - May 2016
University of Connecticut


First Aid/CPR
Jun 2017
Red Cross


Morse Teaching Artist Fellow
Aug 2017
The Juilliard School
Staff Solo Competition Winner
Jun 2017
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
Concerto Competition Winner
Dec 2015
University of Connecticut

Photos & Videos

University of Connecticut Solo Competition Winner performance, 2015

Performing with Funky Dawgz Brass Band, 2014

Trying out a travel tuba in Salzburg, Austria, 2015
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Tom Nov 1, 2017
Tuba · In home

Samantha is a very enthusiastic, gifted teacher. She listens to my words as well as my music, and together we find a path that’s comfortable and encourages learning. Whether describing something, showing it to me on her tuba, or working with me while I get it right, it’s all about the fun of the musicianship.

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