Sammy Huh

Sammy H.

Baltimore, MD
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Sammy Huh is a vocal instructor in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He is on the faculty at University of Maryland - Baltimore County as Voice Professor and is a graduate of The Juilliard School.

Why study with Sammy Huh?

Excellence in Teaching : Sammy delivers immediate results for his students and their individual vocal goals. His mission is to work with students of all levels to provide an unmatched vocal technique and solve their vocal issues. Increase your range, resonance, breath support, vocal endurance and overall technique.

National Experience : Sammy has performed nationwide with distinguish institutions such as Washington National Opera, The Virginia Consort, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Juilliard Opera, Manhattan School of Music, Aspen Opera Theatre Center, Korean Embassy, Chautauqua Opera Company, Maryland Opera Studio, President's residence at UMD, etc. He believes that his quality and quantity of performance experiences will benefit his students with proven methods of vocal and performance success!

Cross-Genre Expertise : Sammy has performed many genres of music including Musical Theatre, Opera, Pop, Jazz and most recently R&B.

Genres: Pop, Classical, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Musical Theatre

​An alumnus of The Juilliard School, he has trained with renowned vocal pedagogue Marlena Malas (vocal coach of Luciano Pavarotti). He is an in-demand pedagogue teaching at the university level, private studio in Alexandria and engaging an active performing arts career.

About Sammy H.

Sammy Huh is on the voice faculty at University of Maryland - Baltimore County and is a graduate of The Juilliard School.

Why study with Sammy Huh?

Excellence in Teaching : Sammy delivers immediate results for his students and their individual vocal goals. His mission is to work with students of all levels to provide an unmatched vocal technique and solve their vocal issues. Increase your range, resonance, breath support, vocal endurance and overall technique.

National Experience : Sammy has performed nationwide with distinguish institutions such as Washington National Opera, The Virginia Consort, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Juilliard Opera, Manhattan School of Music, Aspen Opera Theatre Center, Korean Embassy, Chautauqua Opera Company, Maryland Opera Studio, President's residence at UMD, etc. He believes that his quality and quantity of performance experiences will benefit his students with proven methods of vocal and performance success!

Cross-Genre Expertise : Sammy has performed many genres of music including Musical Theatre, Opera, Pop, Jazz and most recently R&B.

Genres: Pop, Classical, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Musical Theatre

​An alumnus of The Juilliard School, he has trained with renowned vocal pedagogue Marlena Malas (vocal coach of Luciano Pavarotti). He is an in-demand pedagogue teaching at the university level, private studio in Alexandria and engaging an active performing arts career.

Genres: Pop, Classical, Rock, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Musical Theatre

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Damani
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I can already tell that I'll learn a lot and improve a lot with Sammy's help and I recommend him

Posted Mar 10, 2020
Kevin
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I have been taking lessons with Sammy for a month now. I am very green when it comes to singing and I am extremely self-conscious about my voice and had never really sung in front of anyone before. Sammy provided me with exactly what I was looking for, direct feedback. At the first lesson, he had me perform a vocal warm-up so that he could evaluate my instrument. We then discussed genres I like, and what goals I was trying to achieve. He then asked me to chose a song to sing and sing it. He identified things off the bat that I had not thought about and gave me exercises to help work on what we discussed. Week to week we built off of what we identified the previous week and I am seeing progress. He is good about explaining things if I don't understand the concept and he provides examples of what he is talking about. It's been a great experience and I highly recommend Sammy as an instructor.

Posted Feb 17, 2020
Rachel G.
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Very happy to have Sammy instructing my 10yo daughter in singing. Sammy has a good rapport with children but still keeps the singing class moving at a challenging pace
He is very organized and punctual as well!

Posted Sep 3, 2018
Anna D.
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Posted Jul 23, 2018
Tim
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I greatly enjoyed working with Sammy. Apart from being a nice, welcoming person, he had great expertise. My vocal and breathing control greatly improved throughout our lessons. I noticed a better sound and range coming from my voice. I would have hoped to continue training with him, but I had to move away for another job.

Posted May 19, 2018
Lynn
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He's a gift!! He's patient, supporting, knowledgeable, experienced, and on and on. I'm 66 years old, have been singing since I was 3, but never dreamed I could do what I'm doing now thanks to Sammy. I look forward to more classes with him and I'm so grateful to have connected with him!!!

Posted Mar 16, 2018
Lynn
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Beyond my expectations! I felt that we were a good match from the beginning. Given that he is a Juliard grad who sings opera, and I'm a classic country, rock and roll, etc. kind of gal, I was concerned. It went very well and I look forward to my next lesson with Sammi!

Posted Jan 24, 2018
Vincent S.
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Sammy's instruction helps me learn and improve quickly. He is dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate.

Posted Jan 16, 2018
Alan
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Sammy is able to assess one's voice quickly for strengths and weaknesses. He's provided me with exercises and songs to develop the voice, along with valuable critique. At the same time, he's been patient and encouraging. I've improved significantly, and I highly recommend taking lessons with Sammy.

Posted Jan 14, 2018
Jesse
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Very knowledgeable. Excellent teacher.

Posted Jan 13, 2018
Nick G.
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Sammy is a great teacher. His lessons in taking proper breaths before singing, using a good vibrato, and usage of proper consonance and pronunciation has benefitted my singing as a whole. If you are looking for a vocal teacher, Sammy is your guy.

Posted Jan 13, 2018
Sharon
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Sammy was great with my 8 year old son and he is unbelievably talented. What a great experience.

Posted Jan 4, 2018
Zach
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Sammy is a really friendly teacher with a hands-on approach that works wonders. I came in as a beginner and we started applying vocal exercises to songs day one, and I was amazed with how quickly I progressed. When I get tripped up on something new, he's always got just the right analogy to make a tricky concept click, and as a result I never feel like I realy get stuck on anything. His enthusiasm for all music is infectious as well - no matter the genre, he really knows his stuff, and he's not afraid to help you outside your comfort zone and tackle an unfamiliar genre with song selections that are both fun and effective.

Posted Dec 28, 2017
Jeff T
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Sammy is very professional, easy to work with, and great at what he does. Highly recommend!

Posted Dec 28, 2017
Patricia
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Great instructor
Very knowledgeable

Posted Dec 9, 2017
Jennifer S.
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He really works hard at teaching and making me successful at technique and makes it fun at the same time!

Posted Nov 13, 2017
Jennifer S.
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Sammy is amazing! He is very very good at teaching and encourages you! I can tell am improvement with my voice every lesson!!!

Posted Oct 23, 2017
Brandon K.
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Posted Oct 13, 2017
Jennifer S.
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He is absolutely very talented and a very effective instructor. My lesson was very organized and I can tell that he is a very experienced musician! I am so fortunate that I got him!

Posted Oct 9, 2017
Derek B.
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Very knowledgeable. Had a good time

Posted Sep 25, 2017
Luke
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Sammy provides responsive and insightful vocal instruction, and has been quite flexible to my needs. I required assistance preparing a piece for a choir audition. He was happy to fit me in on short notice, and skillfully selected a piece appropriate for the time frame and my level of vocal development. In addition to his obvious professional talent -- quite a nice guy as well! If your are looking to improve your singing voice, look no further than Sammy Huh.

Posted Sep 4, 2017
Nai T.
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Posted Aug 2, 2017
Alicia
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What can I say that hasn't already been said about Sammy? He is very good at what he does. He is patient, gentle, encouraging, but firm. He listens to what your goals are and guides you in getting there...and I've only had 2 lessons with him. I appreciate the fact that he is willing to work with me, despite my rusty sight reading and wrong note singing. If you need a vocal coach/teacher that will work with you where you are and help you move forward, Sammy is your man!

Posted Aug 2, 2017
Phillip S.
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Sammy is an A+ awesome teacher! He is very encouraging and quick to point you in the right direction with your practice. At the end of the lesson he creates a video for you to re-practice the exercises which I have been using every day.

Posted Jul 30, 2017
Robin
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Posted Jul 14, 2017
Anna
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Sammy is probably the best voice coach I've ever had, and I've probably had 8 or so. I was only able to study with him for a couple months but I improved drastically and he really motivated me to continue singing even after lessons were over. Plus he is a super kind and fun guy, and a natural teacher I can't recommend him enough.

Posted Jul 11, 2017
Estella
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My daughter was thrilled after her first singing class!

Posted Jul 7, 2017
Katherine
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I was super scared, but Sammy was totally cool. He helped me and I learned a lot in the first lesson, especially being more confident.

Posted Jun 30, 2017
Julian
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In my time working with Sammy, my voice has improved significantly. He is both extremely qualified and extremely caring. He meets his students where they are, and offers clear and accessible feedback that yields very quick results. I would recommend anyone who is serious about bettering their vocal qualities to work with him.

Posted Jun 28, 2017
Florentina
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I have enjoyed very much the lesson !!! Sammy is an amazing teacher, that is willing to help develop the voice on a very advanced level !

Posted Feb 14, 2017
Eugenio B.
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Methodical. Always a positive experience

Posted Sep 23, 2016
Katie C.
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Sammy is a very knowledgeable and attentive instructor. He is simply amazing in both technique and experience! You can't go wrong with Sammy!

Posted Jul 22, 2016
Tory
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To start off sammy is an awesome teacher. I basically came to sammy with a singing skill of a 4 out of 10, and sammy helped me improve better than I really thought I would ever turn out to be. I had been wanting to be able to sing popular r&b songs, sammy pretty much trained my voice and brung out the inner soul and passion in me. He taught to just reach the preak of the songs and flow with it smoothly and also be strong with my projection of my voice. I used to feel a little shy when started singing with sammy because i wasnt sure if my voice was good enough, but i have very well built my confidence up with sammy's help to be able to song anywhere in any situation! Other people have rated my voice as a strong improvement from what it was before as well and people seem to fall in love with my voice! Thanks sammy!

Posted Jun 2, 2016
DT
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Sammy is truly an excellent music instructor -- his professionalism, talent, and skill are truly top notch. He has an infectious enthusiasm that energizes you to be better and to reach your goals efficiently. I have a number of years of experience with singing already, so I asked him to be a little aggressive in my instruction at my first lesson. He took that request and ran with it, and so I've noticed an even bigger improvement than I thought possible after only a few lessons! I would definitely recommend Sammy for anyone interested in developing their singing skill and confidence in a big way.

Posted Feb 9, 2016
Stella

Sammy is the first vocal teacher I’ve ever had and I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher. Starting vocal lessons is difficult and it can be nerve raking trying to sing in front of someone for the first time, but Sammy is so encouraging and patient that it put me totally at ease. Voice seems like a difficult thing to teach, there all kinds of abstract concepts that are hard to grasp unless you’ve grown up singing, but Sammy is so great at explaining them. I always thought my voice was weak and quite, but it has improved so much since I started taking lessons with Sammy that I barely recognize it.

Posted Nov 15, 2015
Jeff
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Sammy Huh is extremely professional while presenting an infectious enthusiasm for his student's progress. I noticed immediate improvements in my voice, and the environment he created during lessons made me unafraid to take risks and go farther. My schedule is complex, and Sammy worked with me to find compatible times for class. All in all I am completely satisfied with this service.

Posted Nov 7, 2015
Gale N.
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Sammy Huh is an outstanding music instructor with a true love for music and a desire to assist his clients with meeting their goals. Sammy has awesome patience with a keen ear to listen to what his clients seek in their music goals; listening to the current skill level and method and assessing practice lessons during the session and comparing homework assignments during next sessions to help meet the notes needed to support owning the piece. He is a wonderful instructor with an easy going smile, very friendly, courteous and highly professional. Sammy takes music to heart, personally participating in several performances and choirs (he can sing and he provides vocal lessons!). He is an instructor you want to work with. I'm glad he is my piano instructor. I have learned a lot from him and thank him very much for his wonderful patience as I grow in my piano study.

Posted Oct 30, 2015
Jasmine Zhu
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Sammy is an incredible instructor that teaches to your needs and level. He is particularly skilled in explaining vocal projection concepts and helping you alter the way you are singing. I thoroughly enjoyed taking lessons with him and have definitely seen improvements in my technique. Definitely recommend for anyone who is interested in putting in some time to improve their singing.

Posted Oct 22, 2015
Samantha
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There are two things about Sammy that struck me as unforgettably impressive. One is how kind he is to his students and the positive learning environment he creates for his students. I wasn't afraid to make mistakes and just go for it---a MUST if I'm serious about improving. The other was the breadth and depth of his knowledge on singing, down to the tiny details. Seriously, folks, this guy knows what he's talking about.

Posted Oct 4, 2015
Nadene J Bradburn
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Sammy was a great teacher. Sammy really pays attention to my range and gives me material that is appropriate to my level. I liked how encouraging and nice Sammy was also. I feel like Sammy was able to challenge my singing in a great way and I highly recommend others sign up with him!

Posted Oct 1, 2015
Maddy
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Sammy is a wonderful music teacher. I've taken piano and voice lessons from him for the past few months and have seen much improvement. He's always very friendly and professional. I always feel comfortable around him as he creates a safe environment where mistakes are ok. He is very knowledgeable and is able to adjust to even the most rudimentary of lessons. He always gives positive feedback and constructive critiques. I fully recommend Sammy to anyone at any level looking to learn more about music!

Posted Sep 21, 2015
Renee B.
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Sammy is so very talented and amazingly patient. We have made great progress and I always leave my lesson excited and encouraged. I have learned so much and plan to continue my lessons. What a find!

Posted Sep 2, 2015
Jonathan
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Sammy's professionalism, knowledge, and engaging personality made my learning experience so much better. He is an excellent teacher that I would absolutely recommend to anyone. After just a few short lessons with him, I have become a more confident performer, and quickly gained greater control of my range and pitch.

Posted Jul 19, 2015
William F.
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Even though I have only been working with Sammy Huh for a short time, I already know that he is one of the best instructors I have had in any discipline. Not only does he have years of experience in many different kinds of vocal music, but also he really knows how to guide a student through the process of learning a new technique, song, or vocal exercise. By the end of our first lesson together I was able to comfortably reach notes I normally had a difficult time with and by our second lesson I was able to hit notes that I had rarely, if ever, sung before. Furthermore, Sammy is a very passionate, encouraging, and caring teacher, and that contributes so much to the progress you can make while learning from him. He is excited to help you with any aspect of your voice and any type of music you want to sing, and has plenty of suggestions if you are unsure, as I was. Overall, Sammy is an amazing teacher and I feel so lucky that I have had the chance to take lessons from him!

Posted Jun 16, 2015
Daniel B.
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Sammy is an outstanding teacher. He is incredibly passionate and dedicated to his students and their growth. His pedagogical knowledge and investment in their vocal and musical progress makes him a mentor that knows how to produce tangible results. He is fun, inspirational, but relentless in his pursuit to produce sounds that I thought I would never be capable of. Trust your voice with him and you will be surprised with the vocal and musical growth from his teaching.

Posted Jun 6, 2015
Kim M.
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Hi there I am thrilled to be writing this review about our experience with Sammy as a vocal coach/trainer/mentor. He has a very calm,kind,amiable and professional demeanor.

Our daughter has had 2 lessons thus far with Sammy and already we can hear a difference in her vocals they are stronger and more controlled, her pitch is improved, breathing is better, and she has more confidence.

The fact that he covers so many genres and styles is refreshing.

.Sammy covers correct singing posture, stage presence for performance, eye contact, warm up exercises, and much more

.He definitely makes it a fun experience not feel like work although discipline/application and repetition are necessary for success. She looks forward to her lessons with him which is very encouraging. He also takes the time to find out what songs she enjoys singing which is important to building trust I think.

I am confident that she will continue to soar as a student under his guidance and expertise.

Sammy is quite accomplished as a musician/ artist is an understatement. He has accomplished so much as a student/teacher/performer in the music arts. We admire his diligence and perseverance in obtaining his level of success.


Sammy is a patient, courteous, humble, timely, very considerate, and informative person. Who takes a great interest and pride in his instruction and you get a sense he really cares about his student’s improvements and ultimately being successful. I know our daughter will learn so much from him in the coming month's which excites us!


More importantly he is also extremely encouraging, pointing out her strengths and improvements and making suggestions for more improvement in a very positive manner.
Our daughter really likes and respects Sammy as we do. We are grateful to have him in our lives! … He is a wonderful teacher/instructor/coach/mentor!!!

Posted Jun 5, 2015
Andres Matthew A.
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Sammy is an incredible teacher - I have only recently started working with him and already, I feel such a difference in my voice. He has really shown me new levels of technique and how to project my voice in a healthy way. He also gives me great repertoire that fits my voice very well - great teacher!!!!

Posted Mar 29, 2015
Michael G.
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Sammy has been extremely helpful in helping me hone my voice skills. I had no experience in singing, but with his instruction I progressed much faster than I could have expected. He has experience with multiple genres and is very responsive to the individual needs of the student.

I would recommend him for any aspiring vocalist.

Posted Mar 26, 2015

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Experience

Director of Opera Workshop and Voice Professor
Aug 2016 - Present

University of Maryland - Baltimore County

Tenor Chorister
Feb 2016 - Present

Washington National Opera, Kennedy Center

Voice Instructor
Oct 2009 - Present

Private Voice Studio

Teaches and leads a studio of singers from various levels. Expertise in vocal technique of classical, musical theatre, pop, rock, foreign languages, and artistic interpretation.

Tenor Chorister
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Studio Artist
Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

Chautauqua Opera Company

Young Artist
Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Aspen Opera Theatre Center

Young Artist
May 2011 - Jul 2011

Manhattan School of Music

Education

Maryland Opera Studio
Aug 2013 - May 2015

University of Maryland, College Park

Vocal Performance
Sep 2008 - May 2013

The Juilliard School

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Korean

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Shirley Rabb Winston Award
Jun 2013

National Society of Arts and Letters

Scholarship Winner
Jun 2013

Young Singers Foundation

Enrico Caruso Memorial Scholarship
May 2013

The Juilliard School

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