Welcome to SAM Online
Drums, Guitar, Piano & Vocal tuition
an online music service for your school

Benefits of an online service

  • Lessons don’t interfere with curriculum studies during school time
  • SAM can work alongside an existing music service
  • Minimal administrative duties for school staff
  • Room availability isn’t required as pupils learn from home
  • There is no minimum student uptake required
  • SAM encourages student performances at all opportunities (assemblies and multiple school events)
  • SAM provide free promo assemblies (physical or pre-recorded)
  • Your school can offer a music service, wherever you are located
  • Pupils can start learning immediately and continue throughout school holidays
  • Support Pupil Premium delivery
Based on 55 reviews
Charlotte Bare
Charlotte Bare
My son, nearly 7, started drum lessons online nearly two years ago, he has a great time in his lessons with Rufus, who really takes the time to tailor the lesson to suit him and adjusts accordingly based on tiredness. They have a great relationship and the team at SAM are extremely helpful when I have any queries or problems. The offering of lessons in school holidays is great as well.
My son loves his drum lessons with Rufus every week. He learns something new every lesson. Rufus is very patient, extremely talented and makes the lessons fun! We would definitely recommend SAM to others, thinking of learning to play an instrument.
Gillian Lai
Gillian Lai
Definitely recommend SAM and its dynamic team for fun and accessible music lessons. Very flexible and accommodating with lesson times. My kids enjoy playing the drums after lessons. We also get plenty of teacher feedback and encouragement.
Rebecca Allinson
Rebecca Allinson
My son has piano lessons with SAM l. Starting aged 7 he has flourished over the last nine years under the excellent tutelage of SAM teachers. Always patience and understanding.
Catherine Alexander
Catherine Alexander
My daughter has keyboard lessons with Misao. She really enjoys her lessons and Misao is really lovely, patient and encouraging. The lessons are fun and it’s great to see her making progress. The setup SAM has works really well making learning an instrument accessible and flexible. The site platform is excellent. We are very impressed
Paulina Bystritsky Sheridan
Paulina Bystritsky Sheridan
We have very much enjoyed our lessons, doing classical and rock and pop guitar with SAM music services. The teachers have been inspiring and enthusiastic, whilst still ensuring rigorous technical skill preparation for our daughter, ensuring success in exams. It has been great not to have to travel anywhere and to be able to join our daughters lessons from our home.
Sophia Colley
Sophia Colley
Brilliant piano lessons! My son has Misao and she’s fantastic - so enthusiastic and he looks forward to his lesson every week.
Rebecca Friend
Rebecca Friend
My daughter started having guitar lessons with Ollie during lockdown and looks forward to them every week. Ollie is amazingly patient and always adapts lessons to suit her interest to keep her engaged. SAM have been extremely helpful, friendly and accommodating and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Kate Bradley
Kate Bradley
Both my sons have been having lessons for several years (piano and guitar) with SAM. They get so much support from David and really look forward to their lessons. Learning an instrument has been brilliant for their confidence and self-belief. I very much recommend SAM to any parents who are looking for patient, expert (and fun!) tuition for their children.
Jeremy “Mr Jezmondo” Coggon
Jeremy “Mr Jezmondo” Coggon
My daughter just loves her online lessons with Giulia. The interaction between them is fantastic and she has taught her how to sing and play the piano.....well it's all ongoing but she is having great fun doing it. A couple of times there have been connection issues and SAM were there to help facilitate getting the lesson started. I was sceptical of the lack face to face contact but not any more. It works on Zoom just fine. And my daughter really looks forward to her lesson. Nice one SAM

How does it work?

SAM has been delivering tuition for over 14 years to tens of thousands of students; it couldn’t be easier to benefit from SAM’s online music service. SAM provides all the resources to raise awareness of the lessons to parents and carers, we visit your school to deliver free instrument demonstrations in an assembly format – or give you access to our engaging pre-recorded videos. SAM encourages pupils to perform within the school and give the school access to ‘mySAM’ – our bespoke online platform. It feels just like a ‘traditional’ music service (weekly lessons, tutor assemblies, live student performances, grade exams encouraged) with all the additional online benefits. We even have access to musical instruments and accessories through our music education retail partner Ucan Play.

“SAM’s online music service works so well at our school. They perform assemblies to encourage student uptake and also provide virtual pre-recorded videos which the children love! As they deliver online tuition, there is next to no admin duties to organise the lessons for our admin staff and we still feel SAM has a presence in the school with the performances that our pupils deliver at school assemblies. Feedback from the parents has been very positive as the pupils love the lessons with the tutors and communication with their admin team is excellent, they can also pay in childcare vouchers which is helpful. We currently subsidise two of our pupils to receive lessons through Pupil Premium funding, which helps children also receive the opportunity to learn an instrument that would otherwise not be able to. We can check the progress of our pupils online with ‘mySAM’ and they take safeguarding very seriously, going to extra lengths to make the online lessons as secure as possible.”

Sara Ensor and Zoe Wilby

Co-Headteachers, Durrington Infant & Junior Schools

“SAM Music Service have worked with River Beach Primary since 2017, delivering one-to-one lessons on drum kit, guitar, piano and voice. In this time, SAM has proven to be a reliable and professional music service; consistently receiving positive feedback from parents and pupils alike. Parents / guardians pay for the lessons, meaning there is no cost to the school for their service. Also, SAM manages all administrative duties, meaning there is minimal time required from our office team. They also now deliver lessons online which has been particularly useful during the pandemic allowing pupils to continue their music education, whilst also removing any burden on the school in terms of room availability, due to children receiving their lessons from home outside of school hours. Overall I have been impressed with their service, and would happily recommend them.”

Rhona Wilkinson

Deputy Headteacher, River Beach Primary School

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.

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 the 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 a unique practice folder and more! All schools have access to monitor their pupils’ progress.


Childcare vouchers accepted

Lessons are affordably priced at £17.50 for an individual 30-minute session and are paid directly by the parents / carers, so there is no cost to the school. We offer a half-price no-commitment taster lesson for pupils to try them out first and after that, they only have to commit to a half-term at a time, to help with cash-flow. Being Ofsted registered, we also accept Childcare vouchers and payments via the government’s tax-free childcare scheme.

Enquire about online music provision

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Contact and support – 0800 756 9411

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

Our phonelines are open (term-time hours):

Monday-Thursday 9am – 8pm
Friday 9am – 6.30pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm

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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