Spring 2016 Faculty

The members of our faculty will be more than teachers. They’ll be your  mentors, your collaborators, and help you work your way up in the music industry. Being experienced and talented professionals in their field—they bring a thorough knowledge of music to the classroom that comes from a rich professional background in the music industry. The coolest thing about the faculty at Sam is the melange of Carnatic music and western music that they will introduce to your musical sensibilities. You’ll find yourself transferring their influences to your ensemble rehearsals, performances, recording sessions, and gigs.

raghuMr.Raghuraman Ramasubramanian

Raghuraman is an accomplished guitarist and sessionist active in the local as well as South-East Asian music scene. Raghu holds a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering and has also graduated from the Berklee Transfer Programme at the International College of Music, Malaysia.


carneiro silvaMr.Pedro Carneiro Silva (Brazil) Piano Faculty (8th – 14th week)

Pedro is a successful pianist who collaborates with artists from all over the world. His recent collaborations include Ben Barritt, Mishka Adams, Ferrnanda Paulo and many more artists. Pedro has also toured



Mr.Fabio Bergamini (Brazil) Drum FacultyMr.Fabio Bergamini (Brazil) Drum Faculty

Hailing from Brazil, drummer and percussionist Fabio Bergamini has had a successful career as a touring drummer and faculty for over 20 years.
He completed his Masters in Popular Music from the University of Campinas



Sid Jacobs (U.S.A) Guitar Faculty

Sid Jacobs was 7 years old when his fascination with the guitar began. When his family moved to Nevada, Sid obtained a position as guitar instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This made him, at eighteen, the youngest faculty member in the school’s music department.



 Pablo Lapidusas (Argentina) Piano Faculty (1th – 7th week)

Born in Buenos Aires, he began his piano studies in Brazil as a child and became a professional musician at age 14. With a grad degree in music at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) and a master’s degree in Performance jazz at the School of Music of Lisbon (ESML), which currently resides in the last decade and while living in Rio de Janeiro




Mili Vizcaino (Spain) Voice Faculty

Born in Spain, Mili Vizcaino is an accomplished contemporary singer and vocal technique teacher. She is a self-taught contemporary guitarist and also holds a Piano degree from Conservatório de Música de Badajoz (Badajoz, Spain). In 2004, Mili studied Piano, contemporary harmony…



Johann berby 3Johann Berby (Reunion Island) Bass Faculty

Born in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the island of Reunion, culture and musical sensibilities of Johann Berby is a reflection of its origins: Indian, Madagascar and Mozambique.In respect of its cultures and others…



Barry Hogan (U.S.A) Production Faculty

Barry Hogan is an Audio Engineer with a keen eye for quality and meticulous attention to detail, who demonstrates an amazing knowledge and enthusiasm for the music industry having worked with several Grammy award winning artists. His clients include Herbie Hancock, Prince, Pat Metheny, BoyzIIMen, J-Cole,Taio Cruz, Lil Wayne, Diana Krall, Justin Beiber, Ne-yo, The Blue Man Group ,The New York Symphonic Ensemble, Pasadena Pops Orchestra, The Nashville Symphony Orchestra….



Sreyas aNarayanunSreyas Narayanun (India) Carnatic Voice Faculty

Sreyas Narayanun, who was earlier known by C. B. Ramanarayanan is Carnatic vocalist of outstanding merit and has been giving concerts in prestigious concert halls in India and abroad. He is an ‘A’ grade artiste of All India Radio and Doordarshan, Chennai. Blessed with a deep…




Dr. S. Karthick (India) Indian Percussion Faculty

One of the most recognizable ghatam artists in the world today, Karthick has earned an international reputation for his path-breaking work in Carnatic music and in Crossover music. He studied for many years with the legendary ‘Vikku’ Vinayakram. Karthick has performed and recorded…


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