Sam Bachelder
Sam Bachelder

Sam Bachelder

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Introduction: With nearly a decade of teaching experience, I am passionate about music and instilling a love of music in all my students. I have a Master's degree in Collaborative Piano Performance from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance from New York University. Through my years of experience as a professional musician, I have a developed a familiarity with many different styles of music -- from Classical to Jazz to Pop. I am confident I can tailor lessons to suit any student, at any age or ability level!
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Hired 22 times

Serves Sacramento, CA

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11 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Cyntia T.
4 weeks ago
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Sam is such an incredible teacher. He’s patient and knowledgeable. He knows how to set up the pace for the lessons to make them enjoyable and is quick to adapt if he sees if are struggling with a song. I learn so much from Sam and definitely recommend him as a teacher to anyone wanting to learn piano.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Classical • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Li L.
Dec 10, 2020
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Sam is a great musician and teacher. He took his time to listen and understand the kind of music I love and my goal of learning and provided personalized lesson plan. He always carefully listen to my questions and provide constructive feedback and techniques for practicing. He would brilliantly point out things in music that I didn't notice. His encouragements made me more confident to continue learning piano. He would go above and beyond to make sure I have what I need for practicing. I could not wish for a better piano teacher!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Classical • Yes, the student has a piano • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Piano Lessons
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Si M.
Nov 12, 2020
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Sam is an excellent piano teacher. We have had the experience of music teachers before with my older kids and can I tell you that our experience with Sam for our youngest supersedes all the experiences. First and foremost, your child will be valued and Sam will create a connection that will engage and challenge your child. You want your child to enjoy playing piano not to see it as a chore that being said, Sam is the teacher for you if that is your objective.

Details: Younger than 6 years old • No, the student cannot read music • No formal training • Pop • Yes, the student has a piano • 30 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

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Brandon S.
Mar 8, 2021
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Sam's a great teacher. He's very patient and understands how to instruct based off the appropriate skill level. I feel comfortable making mistakes in front of him and he takes time to explain things. Would recommend to anyone.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training • Jazz • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Piano Lessons
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Varsha H.
Feb 18, 2021
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Sam is a very good piano teacher. He explains very well to my kid and is very responsive when she asks questions. He has been able to teach her quite a bit and she has started growing genuine interest in piano after learning with Sam. I am really thankful for the job he does and highly recommend him.

Details: 6 - 9 years old • No, the student cannot read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Samuel Bachelder

FAQs

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to quickly get a sense of each individual goals and keep my teaching oriented around those — in other words, never losing sight of what initially inspired you to learn piano in the first place.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have two degrees in music — both a Bachelor’s and Master’s.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I’ve been teaching piano lessons since I was in college, back in 2010. For me, teaching has always been one of the most satisfying aspects of being a musician. I also feel that passing musical knowledge onto the next generation is an important responsibility — the gratitude I have for the teachers in my life inspires me to do the same!

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