Sami Chohfi

Sami C.

Puyallup, WA

About Sami C.

Background check: Last verified 11/05/2015
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Sami teaches: Ages 5 to 55
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2008
Last sign in: Today


My name is Sami, I am so very passionate about music. I write songs for a wonderful rock band named Blue Helix. When I'm not rocking out with the band I enjoy teaching others how to play guitar, Sing with power and enthusiasm, and stage presence. I have many years experience teaching music, mainly guitar and vocals. The trick i find is to first off teach timing, and teach Pitch. Performance comes with confidence. I have many different methods on how to train my students, but I have an advantage because i have a recording studio at my backside. With that I have all the equipment and lighting needed to set up a fun and realistic environment for a student to develop their music passions. I look forward to teaching you.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons depend on the level of experience the student already has. If we are talking students whom already now how to play guitar , sing or have live stage presence in the bag, then we work on what we feel could be better. That could be playing guitar solos, to singing harmonies, to understanding how to connect and engage your audience. Now BEGINNERS, my favorite...we start off learning the basics..for guitar, how to read Tablature (which is a number guiding system to train you how to play guitar in 30 minutes) We begin on learning how to read tab, then we start learning the songs you want to learn. By doing this we then play to a program called pro Tab that I plug throughout a sound system to give the student a feeling of playing with the actual band, and believe me that's what it will feel like. We have fun while learning. My students get to enjoy the many instruments and varieties of equipment I've obtained in my studio so that they may learn what it is they are passionate about. Lesson guidelines again varies depending on the level of ability of the student.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars, amps, basses, drums, pa system, mics, everything you can imagine, even Digiridoos!!!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide any and all equipment needed for vocal, guitar or recording lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Acoustic, alternative, as well as Solo artist song writing. I'm very experienced with Music recording, as well as Vocal and guitar performance, stage presence and showmanship. I teach Bass, Guitar, Vocal, recording, speech, and songwriting.

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This is what i do. My passion


Recording Engineer

Jan 2007 - Present
Blue Helix Music LLC

I record and help bands


Recording and Live performance

Jan 2003 - Mar 2013
Understudy to many greats

Recording and Engineering

Jan 2006 - Mar 2011
Sound by Sound

Languages Spoken


Professional Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Songwriter awards

Apr 2010
John Lennon songwriting competition winner

John Lennon songwriting competition winner


Battle of Bands

Jun 2009
Ernie Ball


National Association for Music Education

Jul 2013

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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18 Reviews on Sami C.

Steve Sep 7, 2016
Singing · In studio
Provides a highly personalized learning experience based on your individual experience level and ultimate goals.
Kasey W. Jul 17, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
You will not be disappointed with Sami on any level. He is a real pro and will take you to the next level.
Dakota P. Jun 23, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Perfect coach for me. Sami knows what he is doing and I am confident I will be a stronger, better singer in the end result.
Jesse M. May 15, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Jesse M. May 15, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Warrick Holfeld Apr 7, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Good teacher. Really enjoyed our lessons together.
Juan Botello Jan 30, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Sami makes each lesson incredibly fun and just in a couple of lessons I can see my self improving. I look forward to each lesson with Sami and will be sad since I have to say goodbye. :( His studio gives me a super realistic experience and it was such a blast being able to be there!
Paige D. Jan 27, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson
Cara J. Jan 27, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
We signed up for lessons with Sami for our son as a Christmas gift. Sami has been awesome. He was able to quickly evaluate where our son was at and focus the lessons to him immediately. Sami was easy to communicate with as a parent and feel 100% confident that our son will continue to love guitar because of the time Sami spent with him.

Highly recommend him from beginner to experienced guitar, vocal, performance and music writing.
Todd Jan 27, 2016
Music Recording · In home
Sami was a great instructor he understands how to instruct you in the way you will learn. Some people learn by doing or watching Sami knows how find your strengths. He gave me suggestions on how to improve my recording set up and what type of equipment would enhance my home studio. When our lessons were complete Sami called me to ensure I was completely satisfied and told me to call him anytime I had any questions about anything because he knows that recording is a long learning process and it takes time and doing to get it right, Sami told me he want's me to master the art of recording like him. Great instructor he's taught me more than I've could have learned on my own. Easy review to write.
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