Welcome to SAM Online
Drums, Guitar, Piano & Vocal tuition
for children & adults
Promoting development and wellbeing, SAM has delivered tens of thousands of lessons online. Offering affordable half-termly lessons to continue your musical journey with us, or start a new one! We have a roster of experienced, DBS checked tutors offering an interactive service we are incredibly proud of. Our school students have lessons after school in the afternoons, evenings and weekends – while adults can enjoy them at any time, we look forward to seeing you online!
What is SAM and how does it work?
Established in 2008, the music service was known as the Sussex Academy of Music (SAM for short) – however, the academy started teaching further afeild and for the last few years, globally! The business now trades as SAM Music Service.
Lessons can be carried out using any device with an internet connection and camera, such as laptops, iPads, tablets or smartphones. Simply log in and connect, it coudn’t be easier! We even offer a free pre-teaching connection call to make sure you are set up correctly and have easy access through our online platform to view your lesson recordings, reports and practice folders!
Rosie has had several online drumming lessons over the last few months. The online software used was easy to install and operate and worked faultlessly throughout with audio and video capability. The lesson was in Rosie’s viewpoint more focussed and faster flowing as she could see the tutor playing and also play along with the tutor. As it was from home, the playing space was comfortable mentally for her to play on which enhanced her mindset. She could see the music to play on the screen and liked the feature to see sections highlighted and annotated further by the tutor.
An excellent approach to tutoring and hasn’t detracted from lesson quality and in several ways enhanced the learning experience. Just like a normal lesson with more features.
Safeguarding is paramount to SAM and we naturally take all efforts to protect our students and tutors alike. We host sessions securely, within our unique online platform “mySAM”. Behind the scenes, each individual lesson is password protected and includes end-to-end encryption using our own servers. All administrators use VPNs and no details are shared between the student and tutor. All our lessons are recorded and available on request which is preferable for those parents unable to accompany the child in the lesson. All of our tutors have enhanced DBS checks and carry out regular safeguarding and child protection training. SAM is GDPR compliant.
1 x 30 minuteIndividual lesson
- Individual 30 minute music lessons booked through term-time (half-term at a time, average of 7 lessons) for drums, guitar, piano & vocals
- Discounted lessons throughout school holidays to only £15 per lesson
- Free pre lesson connection call
- Access to mySAM lesson reporting, resources and additional perks
- Simple direct debit setup – easy to manage
- Instrument and accessory purchase support from UCan Play
SAM accepts all card payments and being Ofsted registered, we also accept Childcare vouchers and payments via the government’s tax free childcare scheme. You can also purchase Gift Vouchers here.
Every lesson is recorded and available to stream or download for 7 days. This is a fantastic way to help with practice and use alongside the weekly (and half-termly) lesson reports written by your tutor. Within 24 hours of the lesson your tutor will complete the report, covering what was undertaken during the lesson, practice suggestions and other useful information such as books used, downloadable resources within your unique practice folder and more!
SAM believes that all businesses should strive to reduce their impact on the environment and fight climate change. By offering lessons online, students and tutors don’t have to travel, greatly helping towards SAM’s carbon-neutral footprint. We take every opportunity to champion this with web meetings rather than face-to-face, eco-friendly instrument suggestions and even our electricity is powered by Ecotricity, the UK’s only vegan energy company.