Sam Sinai’s main goal as a teacher is to empower her students to become more independent and confident as musicians and as people. Sam enjoys meeting each student where they are and finding creative ways to relay information and inspire them to grow. She believes that it is important for every student, no matter the level, to have a balance of technical study on the instrument and inspiring music-making experiences. Sam encourages her students to find their voice within the music, to express from the heart. She is knowledgeable about posture and healthy body alignment and incorporates this knowledge into lessons to ensure her students are on a path towards playing with ease.
Sam completed her Master’s degree in cello performance under Uri Vardi at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also has an undergraduate degree in Cello Performance and Music Therapy and is now a Board Certified Music Therapist. She teaches all levels of cello as well as coaches ensembles. For more information please visit her website.