Sam Kossler began his musical training at an early age with his father William Kossler, co-writer of the Suzuki Method for guitar. Raised in the middle of a musical family, Sam began with a head start in the music world. As a teenager, Sam shifted from the classical world and dove whole-heartedly into rock and roll. Over the last 10 years, Sam has been a force in the southeastern music scene. In 2009, he ran a small recording studio in Savannah GA, where he was enrolled in the illustration program at Savannah College of Art and Design. There he recorded, produced and played with many local acts ranging from folk and indie rock to hip hop.
In 2011, returning to North Carolina, he studied audio engineering at Guilford Tech, where he immediately landed some opportunities working as a session player, playing guitar, keyboard, bass, and pedal steel guitar. He also was an assistant engineer at renowned North Carolina recording studios Echo Mountain, Fidelitorium. Sam has sharpened his skills working with some bigger names in the southern music scene including members of Whiskeytown, War on Drugs, singer songwriters Caleb Caudle and Haley Dreis, 12,000 Armies, and Charlottes very own John Lindsay, among others. Now based in Charlotte, Sam continues to stay actively involved in projects spanning the Carolinas whether it’s playing, recording, teaching, producing… or just listening.
Sam has been instructing for over 8 years. His wide base of musical knowledge and expertise allows him to provide well rounded instruction in various styles of music, from classical to rock to jazz. He is a natural educator and loves sharing his passion for music with his students.