Samuel Pavel

Samuel P.

San Diego, CA
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Samuel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2014

Hello, my name is Sam! I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Percussion Performance from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 2016. I am currently working towards a Masters Degree at San Diego State University where I serve as a Graduate Assistant. I conduct and artistically direct the SDSU Percussion Ensemble!

Rock n' Roll drew me into playing drum set at a young age. I have coached and taught various high school ensembles, honor bands, summer bands and private lessons.

I teach Drum Set, Marimba, and Classical Percussion. Although these are separate, some of these aspects of percussion can be merged if you want. Just let me know when we have our first lesson!

My teaching style is laid back but fun. I like to work from workbooks and sheet music to give a wide understanding of technique and repertoire. The primary focus of my lessons is to make the experience as exciting and fun as possible to help others grow not only as musicians, but as people!

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Percussion Ensemble Director
Sep 2016 - Present
SDSU Percussion Ensemble

Conducts and helps artistically direct the SDSU Percussion Ensemble

Freelance Musician
Aug 2016 - Present
Local Music Scene

I play drum set with a few churches on weekends and freelance locally in San Diego.

Principal Percussionist/Timpanist
Sep 2013 - Aug 2016
University Community Orchestra

I was the principal percussionist and timpanist of the University Community Orchestra at UW-Milwaukee. I taught local community members how to play various orchestral parts.

I also played Drum Set with the orchestra frequently.


Master of Music - Percussion Performance
Sep 2016 - Present
San Diego State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Percussion Performance
Sep 2012 - May 2016
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Honors - Cum Laude
May 2016
University of Wisconsin Milwakee

Photos & Videos

Land by Takatsugu Muramatsu
Performed by Sam Pavel 11/16/2016
Bach Cello Suite No. 2 - Gigue
Played by Sam Pavel on Marimba
This was the second movement of a timpani concerto I performed with the UWM Percussion Ensemble!

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Ben Mar 5, 2017
Drum · In studio

After being a self taught drummer and in need of help, I ran across Sam a soft spoken young man with a great background in percussion instruments. You never know what kind of personality you could end up with, but I scored when I met Sam. He was kind and very easy to work with. He went the extra mile in writing out lesson plans and making sure I stayed on course. If you get the chance to take lessons, take them from Sam P.

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