Welcome to SAM Online
Drums, Guitar, Piano & Vocal tuition
for children & adults

If you are from a school interested in our online service, please click here

Regular individual 30-minute term-time lessons

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!

Based on 92 reviews
nick kerridge
nick kerridge
My son started on-line piano lessons during Covid lock down. He has found the on-line format works well. When he wanted to start singing lessons, SAM were able to offer a teacher for this. On occasions we have asked to reschedule a lesson and this has been accommodated. The teaching is excellent and the tutors are friendly and helpful. I can highly recommend SAM Music Service.
Colleen Kilgarriff
Colleen Kilgarriff
My son has been having weekly guitar lessons for quite some time now. The tutor Peter's great and has found ways to adapt the music and slow it down when my son was struggling making it easier to learn. Also when finances were a challenge one term SAM was able to help me make an adapted payment plan so my son could maintain the lessons he loves. All round great service. 👍
Clara Goh
Clara Goh
My son has been enjoying his lessons and his teacher kindly tailor the lessons to his interest. I believe it has been of great help in keeping him engaged with his learning, thanks!
Ki to Health
Ki to Health
My son really enjoys music lessons with SAM, his teachers are really encouraging, fun and do the music he wants to play. The support staff are always helpful and available.
Rachel Marie
Rachel Marie
My daughter has had a wonderful time learning guitar with her tutors at SAM. They went out of their way to find just the right tutor for her and she’s really loving her lessons. The office staff are always so helpful, and work with you around any unexpected events. I wish in person lessons would return but I cannot fault the way they manage things online.
Beverley Thornton
Beverley Thornton
I'm so delighted to have found SAM Music as it's been a wonderful experience for both my children. The teachers are so enthusiastic and make the lessons fun so my children really enjoy learning an instrument. The admin side is also very user friendly and the staff are incredibly approachable and easy to contact and speak to. I would thoroughly recommend their services.
Louise Norman
Louise Norman
My son has continued with his piano lessons now that he has moved on to East Sussex College, Lewes. He is studying music technology A level and finds the piano lessons extremely enjoyable and helpful with this course. SAM are always available to answer any questions or to rearrange a lesson if need be. Our overall experience with them has been amazing so far. I can’t fault them.
Yanet Hernandez
Yanet Hernandez
My daughter has been with SAM Music Service for three years and has been playing two musical instrument, piano and guitar. She enjoys the online sessions as it's easy, convenient and cut down on transportation costs. Recordings are available each week, doing them from home and through Covid without any interruptions. She has made good progress and recently formed her own band at school. She continues to make good progress and cannot speak highly enough about SAM's services which I highly recommend.
Sang Soon Oh
Sang Soon Oh
My daughter, 7 years old, started piano lessons with SAM Music on Zoom a month ago. She loved all the lessons. In a short time, she improved her piano skills and understanding of the music. Her teacher, Inna, is an excellent teacher in many ways: enthusiastic, cheerful, very approachable, organised, patient and very clear in explaining music theory. The lessons on Zoom have been very smooth without any technical issues. The communication with the managing team was very quick and smooth. We are really happy to have access to excellent music lessons at home on this fantastic platform. I am very excited to see her progress at piano and believe she will continue to enjoy it. Thanks a lot, SAM Music Service!

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.

Raoul Day

Father of Rosie

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.

We’ve got you covered! 

Provided by our partners at UCan Play, access SAM’s carefully selected, affordable range of instruments and accessories for beginners to those looking for an upgrade.

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Childcare Vouchers accepted

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.

Complimentary set-up call

We want everything to be perfect for your first lesson. We will go through how mySAM works, give you tips on getting the most out of the online lessons and make sure your experience is as positive as possible!

Recordings and reports via mySAM

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! In addition, there is a termly summary report to always keep you in the loop of all progress made.

Claim your FREE online lesson here

  1. Complete this online form (it only takes a minute)
  2. SAM will contact you (to book the setup call)
  3. Receive free setup call (with one of our friendly team members)
  4. Receive free lesson (with one of our excellent tutors)
  5. SAM will contact you (to discuss how great the lesson was!)

Booking and Connectivity Support – 0800 756 9411

We have a team of friendly staff ready to help you with any booking or connectivity enquiries.

Our phonelines are open (term-time hours):

Monday-Thursday 9am – 8pm
Friday 9am – 6pm
Saturday 9am – 3pm

Green initiative

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.



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