Lessons

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Guitar

Guitar can be seen as an intricate and beautiful puzzle. I’ll help you demystify the instrument and unlock the secrets to playing with heart, soul and passion, so you’ll be able to capture the attention and respect of any audience.  

It’s critical to learn by ear to be able to pick up on the nuances and subtleties that make the greats so mesmerizing. I am able to help students learn and play their favorite songs in the most accurate way possible while developing their own ear - this not only allows them to learn songs on their own, but also helps them expand their creativity with the guitar.

I’ll help you learn the songs that you are passionate about and the techniques that make them so unique, so you can use them in your original compositions. You’ll learn:

  • How to play your favorite songs, and write your own

  • Music Theory - chords, scales, modes, arpeggios

  • Classic riffs and solos

  • Improvisation

  • Performance - including singing and playing together

  • Various picking styles and techniques like flat picking, fingerpicking, and hybrid picking

  • Songwriting and writing arrangements

Plus, all students who sign up in September will get free access to my monthly performance workshop, which will put you on the fast track for live performance success!

Lessons are offered at lengths from 30-120 minutes, depending on student’s goals and budget.

Sunpath student at a workshop

Sunpath student at a workshop


“I actually had NO IDEA that I had a singing voice when I started with Sam. But now I can sing!! My experience with Sam Druckerman has changed my life for the better, and I highly recommend him.”   Leonore Dunn.   College Student

“I actually had NO IDEA that I had a singing voice when I started with Sam. But now I can sing!! My experience with Sam Druckerman has changed my life for the better, and I highly recommend him.”

Leonore Dunn. College Student

 

Voice

It may seem like magic when we hear a great singer, but it is a skill that anyone can develop with proper technique and guidance.  

I have taught hundreds of students how to sing. It all starts with the breath, so we learn how to breathe correctly from the diaphragm and do exercises to increase our breath capacity and to control it.  Then we learn how to place our voice for the best tone, and how to sing phonetically with vowels.  We learn what the singing mask is, and how it works to help us sing on pitch. Lastly, we learn how to interpret the lyrics with feeling, and preform like a professional. 

You’ll learn:

  • Proper breathing & support

  • Voice placement in the mask

  • Phonetics & vocalization exercises

  • Vocal range expansion

  • Ear training

  • Connecting with the audience

Plus, all students who sign up in September will get free access to my monthly performance workshop, which will put you on the fast track for live performance success!

Lessons are offered at lengths from 30-120 minutes, depending on student’s goals and budget.


Acting

Acting is a challenging and rewarding art form that requires listening, being truthful, and committing to your choices whole-heartedly. I’ve been teaching private lessons and direct acting workshops for [X] years, and I [Sam, qualify yourself here]. I also coach actors for auditions, film roles, theater roles and scene study.

We start with the fundamentals of acting, including: how to read a monologue, script or play, and break it down to the arc of the story, the arc of the character, and the arc of each act and scene. We’ll also focus on how to overcome stage fright, and act like a professional.

You’ll learn:

  • Relaxation

  • Concentration

  • Shinning through your choices

  • Commitment

  • Behavior

  • Emotional recall

  • Developing your imagination & creativity

  • Connecting to yourself, scene partners, and the audience

Plus, all students who sign up in September will get free access to my monthly performance workshop, which will put you on the fast track for live performance success!

Everyone interested in the craft of acting is welcome, whether you’re a pro or have never acted before! Lessons are offered at lengths from 30-120 minutes, depending on student’s goals and budget.

 
“Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." -  Goethe

“Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
- Goethe


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“I'm about to release my fourth vocal CD this summer, a direct result of Sam's teaching methods. Highly recommended.”

Rick Holmstrom - www.rickholmstrom.com
Song Writer, Vocalist, Guitar Slinger, Recording Artist, Producer

 

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"Sam uses simple concepts to help you achieve a big, vibrant tone, and intense exercises to increase stamina and improve intonation.  I heartily recommend Sam.”

Jeff Turmes - www.jeffturmes.com
Recording Artist, Producer, Song Writer, Vocalist, Musician