Michiana’s Musical Connection

TCU Scholarship Grant

The School for American Music wins support for scholarships TCU Foundation,

Donate to SAM

The School of American Music is on a 10-year campaign to raise an endowment that will guarantee SAM’s financial future.

Coming Next at the School of American Music

Livia and Reynaldo

A Lakeside, Michigan House Concert:
Livia and Reynaldo – LIVE and Unplugged
Sunday, January 9th, 4:00p.m.

Livia and Reynaldo Unplugged

Learn About Our

Guitar Lessons

Great Teachers!

The School of American Music offers private, one-on-one lessons at its studios on the second floor of the Three Oaks Library, 3 Elm Street and at the Three Oaks Arts and Education Building 14 Maple Street in Three Oaks. The lessons are taught by highly qualified instructors who are also performing musicians. SAM’s teaching philosophy emphasizes one-to-one instruction and public performance with twice-yearly recitals and other performance opportunities.

Most lessons are available for children and adults at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of proficiency, and musical styles taught include contemporary, classical, jazz, blues, gospel. bluegrass, and rock-n-roll.

Great Events

The School of American Music creates, produces, sponsors and presents a wide variety of events for music lovers in the Michiana and Harbor Country areas. Private parties, fundraising events, school programs, Harbor Country Singers and free Family Concerts are presented year-round.
Concerts are presented at the Spring Creek Stage in back of the SAM Arts and Education Building at 14 Maple Street, Three Oaks and at indoor locations such as local churches, Vickers Theater, Acorn Theater, etc.
A&E Building

Rich Heritage

From a single student in April 2012, SAM has grown to serve more than 100 students per year, half of whom are supported by scholarships. Most lessons are available at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, and offered to both children and adults. We are a not-for-profit 501 c3 and welcome all donations.

The School of American Music was founded by D. Garth Taylor to serve as a music resource in Michiana. Currently serving as President of SAM, Taylor has been joined over the years by Executive Director, Donna M. Mitchell and a full Board of Directors.


To support the arts in the Michiana Region


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