Sam Coates

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zoom piano lessons online with Sam at Music Lessons Anywhere
Zoom piano, singing and composition online teacher Sam, in action!


Sam graduated with a BMus Degree in Creative Music Technology from the University of Surrey, England, in 2013.
Later Sam took part in the Musical Director Mentorship Scheme at the Musical Theatre Academy in London, England. There he was mentored as a musical director as part of the Musical Director Mentorship Scheme. He also studied jazz piano at Birmingham Conservatoire during his college years.

“Sam is very patient, always well prepared for lessons and his lessons are tailored to the music I like to learn. Lessons are followed up with lesson notes, so I know what to work on between lessons. I am very motivated to learn! “
Manfred Vögel, Switzerland
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Sam has been and continues to be involved with many touring professional bands and artists. Notably Sam has played keyboards for Vanessa Mae‘s international tours for three years and with Clem Burke (drummer for Blondie) on a 2019 UK tour.

Vanessa Mae final encore, Sam playing keyboards, Herodion, Athens

As well as directing musical theatre, for which he has notched up over 20 professional productions across the UK. Sam has played keyboard in many others. These include large scale, professional productions of ‘West Side Story’, ‘Flashdance’ and ‘Peter Pan’, alongside other productions touring the UK and Australia.
Sam has also been resident keyboard player and musical director for major cruise lines such as P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, and Fathom.


About Sam’s teaching

Outside of online one-to-one or group Zoom piano, singing and composition lessons online, Sam has occupied a number of high profile teaching positions in and around London, England.
Amongst many other teaching affiliations, Sam’s experience includes being on the singing faculty as a musical director / singing tutor at the Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts, London, and at the Italia Conti Arts Centre, Guildford (lecturing on musical theatre degrees and diplomas). He has also taught piano at the Musical Theatre Academy in North London.

Sam online piano singing composition tutor
Sam with Tracy (head of Music Lessons Anywhere) teaching two students in different parts of the world, coming together to play a duet over Zoom

“Sam has provided clear direction, motivation and confidence which has invigorated by desire to learn the piano. Thank you!”
Tony Tesar, Saudi Arabia
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Sam teaches all ages from children to seniors, at all levels. His extensive experience enables Sam to quickly identify students’ goals, develop their strengths and to focus on areas where work is needed most.
All of our lessons are tailored to each student’s specific needs. So all students at any level, beginners to accomplished and advanced performers, progress quickly through this approach.

Sam’s diverse experience in performance and musical direction means he is well equipped to teach any style of piano, keyboard, singing or composition.
He is particularly skilled in contemporary, rock and jazz music tuition.

“My three kids have improved in a very short time. They enjoy the lessons with the sweet and professional teachers Tracy and Sam. My kids are excited to attend the lessons and motivated to practice. I highly recommend this music school!”
Gaida Almogren, Saudi Arabia
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Whether you’re completely new to piano, singing or composing music, an accomplished singer or musician, Sam can provide you with expert tuition for your specific needs.


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