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Samantha (aka "Sam”) Smolen excelled as a student in our Performance Academy and as a result we invited her to join our teaching staff in 2012 as a Voice, Guitar, and Ukulele instructor. She is a graduate of McKinney Boyd High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Varsity Choir, and Region Choir, and is a 2018 Graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas.

Samantha’s teaching style is one filled with encouragement and inspiration. She works well with students ages 8 to 15. She is well versed in vocal technique and offers a vast variety of stylistic vocal instruction including Pop, Theatre, and HS Choir performance as well as beginning guitar and ukulele. Samantha has a wealth real world music experience that includes advancing through several rounds of The Voice and American Idol as well as performing at venues in the McKinney music scene.

Samantha is available for lessons on Thursdays.