SAMANTHA BOYLE

Meet Samantha “Sam” Boyle, a Registered Nurse in the ICU who has been taking guitar lessons since the start of 2017!  Sam’s favorite band is the Rolling Stones, along with a strong interest in a variety of rock music such as Guns N’ Roses, Led Zeppelin, Santana, & Pink Floyd among many others.  What she likes most about music lessons is the feeling of learning something new and improving little by little, and taking an hour aside each week for herself to do something that’s important to her.  Lessons have become a weekly “tradition” to which she looks forward.  Sam also enjoys playing and practicing at the local skate park while her boyfriend is skateboarding. 

For Sam, playing music builds confidence in exploring a new interesting hobby, although she wishes she wasn’t so shy to play in front of others.  Someday she would like to retire as a musician and play acoustic favorites for folks in a tropical bar somewhere, perhaps Southeast Asia or Central America!  On that note, if she had a current choice to play her instrument anywhere in the world it would be either at the Giralda in Granada, Spain or at Joshua Tree National Park.  When asked how music changes the world, Sam says “It brings happiness, togetherness, and community.  And maybe if more folks took time to make music, they wouldn't be as concerned with global domination. They'd be practicing scales!”

According to her guitar instructor Travis, Sam is very fearless in her challenging song choices she wants to learn, along with having an openness to learn new techniques and theory each week.  After beginning with only a few chords under her fingers, she has since decided to take on learning how to play melodies and guitar solo’s from David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Carlos Santana, and Slash (GNR)!  She has great persistence in learning, and is a true pleasure to teach!

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In November of 2015 I had decided to really start learning how to play the Guitar after years of just knowing a few Chords and Rhythm and playing the same old stuff over and over, and through a business relationship I found out about Music Flow Teaching and little did I know at that time what a huge impact this was going to have on my life. My goal in the beginning was to learn how to Solo and not just copy or mimic what other Guitar players had done but be able to create my own solos, I was shocked at how quickly my Instructor was able to get the basic scales needed to start this process going, and how fast I was able to absorb these techniques and forms to get started on my journey to my Goal. Now that I have been doing this for over a year and a half it seems like every lesson just provides a quicker learning experience as I get more and more of the capabilities in my hand. I really like how my Instructor is able to adapt quickly and change from lesson to lesson to work on a technique or form instead of just sticking to some plan that someone else has developed. What I have learned since starting with Music Flow has affected my life in more ways than just music alone, it has reignited a passion that had been gone for a long time as I look so forward to getting home and playing everyday, it has also helped every other part of my life as well. I now seem to focus on task better and and pay more attention to detail than before I started on this journey. From the deepest part of my Heart I would like to just say Thank You Music Flow Teaching and I cant wait to see what the next year holds because if it is anything like the last year my advancement will be exponential.

Jeff Miller, Music Flow Student