Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Private Lessons

Hi everyone,

I'm happy to be starting another year of teaching at the Shepherdstown School of Music. 
At the moment the school specializes in piano and guitar lessons.

  • Beginning Piano
  • Jazz Piano
  • Classical Piano
  • Beginning Guitar
  • Folk and Rock Guitar
Also available:
  • Ukulele
  • Bass Guitar
  • Beginning Saxophone
  • Music Composition
  • Music Theory and Ear Training (any instrument)
  • Jazz Theory and Improvisation (any instrument)
To register for private lessons,  email me at sam@shepherdstownmusic.com.

Starting August 21, 2017, my rates will increase to the following:

30 minute private lesson: $28
45 minute private lesson: $40
1 hour private lesson: $50

Payment will be at the beginning of each month, and the amount for that month will depend on how many lessons happen for you that month.  Sometimes there will be 4 lessons in a month, sometimes 5, and in the case of Holidays or preplanned cancellations, 3 lessons in a month.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jam Camp - Summer Music Camp for kids

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Jam Camp

  • Fun musical activities for kids
  • Play the drums, learn about rhythm
  • Play different instruments, learn about melody and musical expression
  • Pick an instrument and be part of a band
  • Perform with the band

-Monday July 13 to Friday July 17
-9am to 12 noon each day
-Performance on Friday July 17 at noon
-Located at The Folly, 1 mile from Shepherdstown, WV
-For children ages 7 to 14
-Cost is $100 per student
To register, 
click on "Register!" and fill out the form
or call : 304-268-8870

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Spring Recital June 6

The Shepherdstown School of Music 
will have its 2015

Spring Recital 
Saturday June 6

from 12 noon to 1:00 
at the 

Opera House 

in Shepherdstown, WV

Monday, June 23, 2014

Rock and Jazz Jam Camp - July 14 to 19

The Shepherdstown School of Music

Presents the 2014
Rock and Jazz Jam Camp
Monday July 14
Friday July 18
9am to 12 noon each day
With a Performance on
Saturday, July 19 at 12 noon 
Location will be the Shepherdstown Train Station

I will develop arrangements for four or five rock and jazz tunes
and have parts for each student to play, catered to their individual abilities.
We will also explore improvisation
and give each player opportunities to solo in a group setting.

  • Play some classic rock and jazz tunes.
  • Learn basics of Improvisation and get soloing experience.
  • Learn the chords rhythms and scales in rock and jazz music.
- Students ages 9 to 17.

- All instruments welcome, including vocalists.

Cost is $100 per student.

To register, click on "Register!" on this website, and fill out the form.

Thursday, April 3, 2014


The Shepherdstown School of Music is proud to announce an upcoming music recital, the first for SSOM.

The recital will be on Sunday, April 27 from 4 to 6 pm at the Shepherdstown Train Station.

Please come and enjoy an afternoon of music and refreshments.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Here's the new sign for the Shepherdstown School of Music!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013



Sign up with your friends to start a band. 
We can help you with weekly coaching sessions.
  • Learn your parts faster.
  • Learn songs faster.
  • Fine tune your sound.
  • Tighten up your rhythms.
  • Write your own songs and lyrics, with cool riffs and funky beats.
  • Save lots of time and be ready for a gig within two months!
  • Any genre, any instrumentation.
Cost per 60 minute weekly session is $60 divided by the number of band members.