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.