As GTCYS’ Harmony Manager, Samuel serves as the liaison with Riverview Elementary in St. Paul, working closely with staff to implement Harmony’s vision, help recruit and train teachers, and manage administrative aspects of the program. Samuel brings nine years of experience as a music educator and trainer in the Recovery School District of New Orleans, LA where he started string programs in three elementary schools around the Greater New Orleans Metro. He also spearheaded the acquisition of numerous instrument grants, most notably the first-ever string instrument grant from the Tipitina’s Foundation Instrument A Comin’ program.
His professional experience also includes stage-managing at the Aspen Music Festival School and the Round Top Festival Institute and producing musical events and recordings for events and individual artists around the country
Samuel studied Double Bass and Music Business at Loyola University New Orleans and is also a GTCYS alum.