Learn to Play Piano, Keyboards, Songwriting

Sam Chandler


About Sam


Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition, Berklee College of Music


Piano, Keyboards, Songwriting

Sam Chandler is a dynamic and versatile pianist, composer, and educator from Duluth, Minnesota
based out of Boston, Massachusetts. Sam can assist students of all ability levels in a variety of piano styles,
including jazz, classical, blues, contemporary and pop. A Ravinia Steans Music Institute Jazz Program Fellow and
Berklee College of Music graduate, Sam has studied with Ayn Inserto, Billy Childs, Kenny Werner,
Greg Hopkins, Rufus Reid, Ryan Frane, Yoko Miwa, Steve Wilson, Steven Feifke and Kevin Harris.
He has played with Bijon Watson’s and Steven Feifke’s Grammy-winning Generation Gap Jazz
Orchestra, the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra, Berklee’s Billy Childs Ensemble, and the Berklee Jazz
Composition Faculty Ensemble, in addition to various groups at venues including Wally’s Jazz Club,
the Lilypad Inman, and the Cellar Dog in New York City.

For the last two years, Sam was a tutor in Berklee College of Music’s nationally recognized Core
Music Tutoring department, a peer-to-peer service where students receive help for their fundamental
music courses at Berklee. He has also served as a Teaching Assistant since 2022 at Interlochen
Center for the Arts’ Jazz Piano Intensive, held annually in the summer.

“I believe that anyone is capable of learning, playing, and enjoying music. It really is a force for
good, and it’s a large source of joy in my life. I aim to share this enthusiasm with my students and
audiences, no matter what kind of music I’m teaching or playing. Whether someone has experience
or is a complete beginner, my goal is to foster a healthy relationship with playing the piano in a
student, both physically and mentally/emotionally. Having no barriers, technical or otherwise, is true
freedom, and it’s an honor and pleasure to help students walk that path!”


“Rarely have I met someone with such intense talent as Sam. His musical skills are of the
highest caliber.” – Steven Feifke
“His improvising skills are musical and soulful, with great build. His touch on the piano
produces a full tone and he can be sensitive or highly energetic as needed.” – Ayn Inserto