Sam Waymon

Sam Waymon

Born in North Carolina, Sam Waymon began playing piano at age 3, much the same way as his older sister, Eunice, had done before him. In the mid-1950’s his sister left North Carolina to further her career. Along the way she dropped her given name and became one of music’s most influential and unique musicians, known as Nina Simone. Sam worked and recorded with his sister for over ten years. He broke away to develop his own style that combined everything from gospel to jazz.

In his present band he has assembled a group that shares his vision of promoting the best of original American music, namely rhythm&blues/blues/jazz. Through Sam’s own repertoire of over 400 songs as well as covers of some classic tunes, the band can rock and soul any audience. The influences run the gamut of musical tastes from Marvin Gaye to Stevie Ray Vaughn and from Ray Charles to Bob Dylan. The band is capable of doing songs in a variety of styles and creates a brand of music that is distinct in stylings and sounds. It is truly a renaissance band from a master of the genre, Mr Sam Waymon.


The staff and instructors at Rob’s School of Music are amazing. Everyone is so friendly and great. The instructors are super knowledgeable and very professional. My kids both take music lessons with Rob and Seth. We have been to other places but Rob’s School of Music is the best and our favorite. I recommend these guys to anyone that thinks they are or wants to become a musician

My son started taking guitar in the beginning of the school year. At first I was worried he would be too young. He is 7. It was the best experience for him. He’s gained so much confidence. And his fine motor skills have improved tremendously. His handwriting has gotten so much better since starting his lessons. His attention and ability to focus have also been noticeably better. I highly recommend checking it out!

Susan S.

I cannot say enough great things about Rob Spampinato's Jam Camp.  The small group environment was a nurturing one for these young musicians from middle school to high school, who put together an amazing performance of 3 songs after a short 2 week session!  I saw my son's rock talents blossom in front of my eyes.  They learned to trust themselves, each other, and create a group persona composed of their own budding talents.  Rob was instrumental in inspiring them, guiding them, and leading them with the musicality as well as the mutual support needed to thrive both individually and as a group.  Self expression is one of the greatest gifts we have through music, and Rob's School of Music made this dream a reality this Summer!  We look forward the next one!!!!

Judy L - Suffern NY / Parent