About Us

Located in Shepherdstown, WV, the Shepherdstown School of Music offers classes and private lessons on Piano, Guitar, Voice, and more.

The goal of the school is to teach excellence in musicianship, inspire creative thinking, and share the joy of music. I also wish to foster a more vibrant musical community here in the Shepherdstown area.


Sam Jannotta

Sam Jannotta has played piano and keyboards with various jazz, rock and R&B bands for over 35 years. He is currently the keyboardist for the jazz funk band Ginada Pinata, and plays regularly in the area with straight ahead jazz groups. He studied jazz piano with Maria Rodriguez (DC), Vince Maggio at the University of Miami (FL),  and Marc Coplan (NYC).  He studied Music Theory and Composition from 1982 to 1984 at the University of Miami. Sam finished school with a BA in Philosophy from St. Mary’s College of MD. He now teaches full time at the Shepherdstown School of Music.