What people are saying about SAM…

From students:

A great place to learn piano and other musical instruments. There are individual course and group course. And the studio rooms are soundproofed. Very friendly and skilled instructors, I learned a lot from them. And students usually have many opportunities to join different events every year.  I’m glad I attended here!

Weihan Dong

I was always the black sheep in the family when it came to music. I just didn’t seem to have any musical ability and yet I am now playing the piano because of the great instruction I have received at SAM! I have learned how to read music, music history, music theory and am improving my piano playing each week. Both William and Fabiana are exceptional teachers who really know how to explain concepts as well as teach all the little details that makes playing so much easier and enjoyable. My 6-year old is also taking piano lessons and is improving from week to week. He loves his lessons. Both my 6-year old and 4-year old take the musicianship class as well and they absolutely love their teachers and the class. No matter their mood after school, when they come out of their lessons, they are happy, singing and excitedly telling me about what they learned. I highly recommend SAM to anyone whether young or old who wants to learn music, how to play an instrument or simply have a creative, fun and peaceful outlet in life!

Christian Cruz

Dear Dr. Claure,
Thank you so much for being kind and patient with me during the preparation process for my audition. Although there were many obstacles along the way, I feel as though I have grown tremendously as a pianist. You pushed me to become better on a technical and emotional level. You reminded me that anything is possible if I “find a way” and of course hard work. There are no limits when it comes to reaching a dream. Taking lessons at Superior Academy of Music was a stepping stone to my dream. Without your guidance I wouldn’t be where I am.
Sincerely,

Mia Mendoza

I have been a student of the Superior Academy of Music for 4 years, and the teachers have taught me so much! In these four years, I had advanced from the bottom to Level 8 of the piano Royal Conservatory Music Development Program, and I am very pleased with the quality of the lessons. It is the only music school in Miami to offer RCM program assessments. I have passed every level with First Class Honors and two certificates for the best score in the state. I would not have been able to accomplish this without the support and skills of the teachers at SAM. They are brilliant at what they do, and they teach quickly, which saved my parents’ time and money. The certificates also offer additional prestige for those wishing to enter an advanced musical education in magnet schools or universities, or to add to their current curriculum vitae, and are accepted by all US universities. SAM offers a variety of private musical instrument lessons as well as ear training, music theory and history. The school offers recitals so that students can practice their performance skills, as well as listen to other students and share their music. The facilities are clean and comfortable. I believe that SAM is the top music education provider in Dade County and would recommend it to everyone.

Ada Yan

Fun place to learn musical education including theory and history. Wouldn’t pick a different teacher. GO WILLIAM!

Sofi McGraw

Great facilities! great teachers!

Natalia Blanco

From the Miami Herald article by Howard Cohen:

“Frost Dean Shelton Berg applauds the school’s selection of the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program for those who aspire to study music. “It’s based on benchmarks and verification levels. It’s a great idea to know what you are shooting for.” Berg also says a serious music instruction facility in Miami could be a boom for the community and the university as it considers college-bound applicants. “It’s very important because they [SAM’s Founders] have a philosophy of teaching music that is very comprehensive. [Students] are not only going to learn an instrument but they will learn music history and ear-training, and that’s what we train in our school,” Berg says.”

Dean Berg from The University of Miami's Frost School of Music

From parents:

We are happy to have found a program and voice teacher with whom Jason enjoys an excellent rapport. Many thanks to the Superior Academy of Music for their commitment to excellence and their wonderful support!

Julie Richardson

I would highly recommend the Superior Academy of Music. I had researched all of Dade County to find a knowledgeable piano instructor for my son and finally found it at SAM. The instructor was able to help him overcome a few bad habits he had and it’s amazing how much my sons playing ability have improved. Everything is broken down and well explained so the student can understand and improve his skills. All instructors here have at least a masters degree and above and have many years of teaching experience. They follow the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program guidelines. If you are looking for the best in private music instruction pay this academy a visit!!

Lawrence Velasquez

I am so grateful you guys opened your program when you did and that Sydney enjoys it so much. She always comes out of classes glowing!! She is so appreciative of all your positive feedback and even the constructive criticism. We are proud to say our daughter attends your program and try to tell everyone what they are missing. We truly do appreciate all your hard-work and dedication.

Anita Howard

My boys received piano lessons here when they were 4 and 5 years old. They were very accommodating, caring and professional. I recommend anyone to send their child or go as an adult. They are amazing.

Stephanie Fink

I love SAM, I took my 3 year old for music classes during the past summer and she loved it. Her teacher was so sweet and knowledgeable. The owners and staff who work here have impressive music backgrounds and their music curriculums and techniques reflect that. I will strongly recommend to attend their academy if you want your child to have a serious and professional training to develop their music skills.

Patricia Calasich

At SAM Music is taught in a fun and comprehensive way by expert teachers. SAM has helped my son find his life in music. Under their caring and capable hands he has flourished, improved as a well rounded musician, and found his calling. Even if a student does not plan to follow a career in music, SAM will provide him/her with all the tools they need to become an accomplished musician.

Cecilia De Botton

Our family enrolled our ten-year old son in piano lessons at SAM in the fall of 2011. Without having any prior music lessons, we were amazed at how quickly he learned to play the piano. We had our first recital in December and were very impressed with the entire program for all students. Our son memorized 3 pieces of music to play at the recital and did a fantastic job! SAM is a class act with highly educated and professional teachers that take a special interest in each of their students. In addition, SAM offers a musicianship class that enhances learning and provides a well-rounded musical education. We love SAM and you will too!

Mary Beth Espinoza

Desde hace tres años asisten a clase de piano y teoría de la música mis dos hijos varones hoy 11 y 14 años y tengo que decir que hacen un trabajo excelente que disfruto cada momento que practican piano. Me encanta escuchar y ver el movimiento de sus dedos lo que logran sacar de ellos. Agradecer ese trabajo bien hecho a SAM.

Inma Marina

With the inspiration and guidance of William and Fabiana, the Superior Academy of Music will grow with great prosperity.

Paula Mujica