Samantha Coates is a Sydney based pianist, teacher, and music publisher. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the Sydney Conservatorium, majoring in piano performance. Samantha is the author and publisher of BlitzBooks, the series that brought music theory into the 21st century. As a teacher and a mother, she recognized the need for a text that would appeal to this generation of music students and teachers. Samantha’s aim is to make music more fun and accessible to all instrumentalists through a more holistic approach to the teaching of music theory. In her spare time Samantha enjoys staring at the ocean, going for long walks, and camping with her family.