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Sam Kim

Toronto Drum & Percussion Teacher

Sam Kim2021-08-04T04:39:01-04:00

M. Mus. (U of T) (in-progress)
Trained Music Together Teacher
B. Mus. (U of T)

Canadian percussionist Sam Kim is a versatile percussionist who plays and teaches a wide range of percussion instruments. He was the winner of 2014/15 Zildjan percussion scholarship and has performed with many community orchestras not only in Toronto, but also in Vancouver.

He was a principal percussionist in Vancouver Academy Symphony Orchestra and a coach Vancouver Korean Youth Symphony Orchestra. He received percussion performance degree from University of Toronto Faculty of Music and he is currently pursuing a Master’s of Music Performance at U of T under Beverley Johnston, Mark Duggan, and John Rudolph. Sam is well known as a mallet percussion player around Toronto and he is currently performing many freelance concerts in Toronto.

Get to know Sam…Beyond the Bio!

Hobbies: I love to watch movies. do exercises, listening music, and cooking

Musical influences: Began to play a drum set at seven years old decided to make my career in music when he was seventeen years old.

Favourite food: Japanese cuisine, Sushi, and any authentic foods

Least favourite food: I love all the food

Favourite music: Classic, Rock and Roll, Latin, and etc.

Favourite song: Beat it by Michael Jackson

Favourite movie: Lord of Rings, Amadeus, Drum Line

Favourite movie music: Beauty and the Beast

Favourite musical theatre/opera: Cats, Lion King, Orpheus in the Underworld, Phantom of the Opera, and Mama Mia

Best quote from your teacher: “Sound reflects your characteristic” -Russell Hartenberger

Favourite quote: “No pain, No gain”

Best thing about teaching at ABC: Teaching in ABC music academy gives me great opportunity not only to teach students, but also share my passion for percussion with students. I’m very happy that I can share this with students at ABC.

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