Early on in his life, Samuel started participating in concerts and other music-related events. In 2007, he earned a college degree at Cégep Marie-Victorin. He pursued his studies at Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Music, working with Peter McCutcheon. While pursuing his Master’s Degree, he was awarded a prize by the Montreal Conservatory for his accomplishments. Concurrent with his studies, Samuel works for the Montreal Guitar Society.
Awarded bursaries several times by the Domaine Forget Academy and Conservatory Foundation, Samuel has perfected his play alongside guitar masters such as Fabio Zanon, Rémi Boucher, Pavel Steidl, Ioana Gandrabur, Lorenzo Micheli, Matteo Mela, Jérôme Ducharme, Aniello Desiderio, Roland Dyens, Sergio & Odair Assad and Manuel Barrueco.
Samuel’s training touches upon a wide range of styles, which he credits to several years studying jazz and blues-rock. He is looking to expand his horizons by learning other string instruments related to the guitar, such as the vihuela and the Renaissance-era lute.
He has performed several duets on stage, accompanying flutists, violinists, singers and other guitarists.