Sam Gutman is a musician and teacher with over 10 years of professional experience. Sam has gained his reputation as an engaging and inspiring teacher through his years of work with students of all ages. He currently teaches private piano lessons, as well as digital composition at Camden County College and Rutgers University. He received his music degree with honors from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, as well as a two-year certificate from Berklee College of Music in Boston.
As a performer, Sam has toured widely with several bands, sharing bills with artists such as Parliament Funkadelic, Lettuce, Mike Gordon (of Phish), John Medeski, Mononeon, Robert Randolph, Marco Benevento, Bernie Worrell Orchestra, Ghost-Note, Jojo Mayer's Nerve, Cory Henry, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and many more. Sam has been the keyboard player in churches, choirs, orchestras, weddings, and ballet classes.
As a graphic designer, Sam has created show posters for George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, The Dead Milkmen, Dick Dale, Steal Your Peach, Electron, Ace Frehley, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Keller Williams, and many more. Sam received his certification in Digital Media from Moore College of Art, and is also skilled in video editing and website design. Sam also oversees all digital media for Beardfest Music Festival, of which he is also a co-founder and co-director.