Samantha teaches a thriving studio of private piano students in Kent East Hill. She also travels to teach in-home lessons in Kirkland and surrounding neighborhoods.

She believes in fostering a studious and inspiring community of music students and maintains a serious — but fun — learning environment. She encourages determination, organization, and consistency — all great skills for every musician to learn in music and in life.

Samantha encourages her students to perform often — recent performance venues include the Bellevue Crossroads Mall, Juanita Friday Market, and local retirement homes.

Samantha is an active member of MTNA and holds a position on the WSMTA Board of Directors. She currently serves as:

Samantha holds a BA from the University of Washington and an Associate of Music (AM) from Shoreline Community College. When she’s not teaching or playing music, Samantha enjoys hiking, biking, and playing ultimate frisbee.