Groove and Expression with Sammy Miller

Alan and Steve talk with educator, drummer, and band leader Sammy Miller about the value of groove, expression, ownership and improvisation for all music students.

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Sammy Miller

Juilliard trained-Grammy® nominated drummer Sammy Miller has been hailed as “the perfect player scholar” (The Wall Street Journal). 

From Lincoln Center to The White House, to the Aspen Ideas Festival, to TEDx, to The Newport Jazz Festival, with special guests including Jon Batiste and Wynton Marsalis, Miller’s band, Sammy Miller and The Congregation, has headlined the most prominent Jazz festivals for over a decade. The Congregation specializes in joyful jazz – music that feels good.After working with over 60,000 students in 45 states, Miller launched the music education platform PLAYBOOK to offer teachers the tools to inspire  lifelong musicians. Miller recently discussed his music education philosophy in his New York Times op-ed titled “We’re Teaching Music to Kids All Wrong”.