Sam Girtz is an Academy of Music Worship Arts instructor for bass, drums, and guitar. Sam believes that music is a great tool that God gave us and is thrilled to be able to teach students how to be a practical musician for the years to come. With his degree in music from North Central University and over 10 years of playing at churches, Sam thrives as a musician in the Minneapolis area. Not only does he love to play music, but he loves to teach music to the generations. Sam is honored to be able to introduce a beginner to an instrument or expand an experienced player’s abilities on a specific instrument. Sam’s approach to teaching is patient, hands-on, and practical to help a student be successful and achieve the goals that they want to meet.