Sam Villano is a classically trained pianist, baritone singer and composer. He is experienced in teaching classical voice, piano and music composition, as well as musical theater/broadway and art song, and opera repertoire. He has been teaching music since 2020 and is a member of the Houston Symphony Chorus and a Choral Scholar at First Congregational Church of Houston.
He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Music in Composition, cum laude, in 2020. In 2019, he was invited to attend the New York University Summer Film Scoring Workshop and the NYU/Broadcast Music International Television Scoring Workshop.
Regardless of your age or experience level, he believes learning music should be fun and exciting. As a teacher, he encourages all students to explore their creativity when playing and gives them the foundation to develop a lifelong passion for making music.
He has performed around the world, including in Chicago; Las Vegas; Orlando; Barcelona, Spain; Montreal, Canada; Poznań, Poland; throughout Scotland, and Cape Town, South Africa.
When Sam isn’t teaching, he enjoys attending performances of the Houston Symphony, the Houston Grand Opera, Theatre Under the Stars and many other community arts organizations in the Houston area.