Percussionist Greg Samek has been teaching drums and classical percussion instruments to students for many years! He enjoys structuring lessons, where students not only have a fun component of drumming along with their favorite tune but also learn music theory. Many of Greg’s students have successfully passed RCM exams in percussion instruments. Mr. Samek is very keen on communication with parents and students to make sure that each class is tailored individually for the specific needs of each student.
Mr. Samek completed a Bachelor of Music Education at the University of Windsor in 2006 and a Master of Music in Performance at the University of Toronto in 2008. After graduating he joined the percussion ensemble Scrap Arts Music and toured North America, Europe, and Asia until 2017. He has also been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the Band of the Ceremonial Guard, a Montreal-based Marimba duo, a Toronto-based percussion trio, and has had the opportunity to study for two years at the Banff Centre for the Arts. He currently resides in Vancouver where he continues working on solo projects and collaborations with local musicians.