Mr Sami Valavaara has been playing music for over 14 years. He graduated from Rocky Mountain College with a Bachelor of Arts in music and has been part of the HMS team since 2014.
Mr Sami is in the middle of doing an internship under Jonathan Schorr, the lead music director at the Centre Street Church. Throughout this internship, he has gained valuable leadership skills that assist him in leading his own students.
Along with his passion for teaching, Mr Sami enjoys playing in several music ensembles including a small jazz ensemble and accompanying student performances. He enjoys writing his own music and music recording.