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Sammie Arizmendi

Piano, Guitar, Songwriting/Composition, Violin, Voice

Sammie is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist hailing from Waukegan. Born into a family of Filipino musicians, she made her stunning musical debut at age 3 when she performed selections from Grease at a family party. She began piano lessons shortly thereafter and knew from an early age that music would be her lifelong love.

Since then, Sammie has evolved into a songwriter, music director, and choral accompanist. Outside of lessons, she can be found performing at local venues, playing for independent musical theater projects, and working with Girls Rock! Chicago as their Volunteer Coordinator.

Sammie adores her students and offers them an easy-going, fun approach balanced by structure and relaxed opportunities for creative expression. She loves building friendly connections with students and watching them develop as musicians and human beings, knowing that music is a resource they can count on in young adulthood and beyond.

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