With over 40 years experience as a Music Teacher, Performer, Conductor and Musical Director we were thrilled to finally have Sam Olivieri on board with VAS permanently in 2020 teaching Drums and Percussion.
A dedicated music professional, Sam has taught in countless secondary schools over the past 30 years as a sessional teacher, Musical director and private teacher. He is a patient and experienced Teacher who prides himself in familiarising himself with the students particular learning style and applying individualised strategies and programs to maximise the students enjoyment while developing the necessary disciplines for the instrument .
Sam studied under under the leading Drum Teachers in Australia including Peter Blick, Graham Morgan, Ray Rafaelle and Ray Pereira
His qualifications include Diploma of Music at Latrobe University, Bachelor of Music Industry at RMIT and Bachelor of Education at Melb University.
As a touring musician, Sam has played with the who's who of the Music Industry right around the world in cover bands, large scale Corporate events, Jazz Ensembles, Tribute Shows, Cruise ships, Television and more!
Sam LOVES to teach and this shows in the pride he takes with all his students and the development he pursues for excellence and confidence. He was awarded VAS Teacher of the year in 2022.
In his spare time alongside his family, Sam is currently Studying Latin percussion with the legendary master Conggero Havier Fredes .