Banjo and Guitar.
Sam teaches guitar and five-string banjo. He has been playing professionally for eighteen years and teaching full-time for the last four years.
He specialises in Classical, Blues, Folk, Rock, Country, Flamenco and Jazz styles on the guitar as well as Bluegrass and Old-Time styles on the five-string banjo. He is currently writing a book on banjo methodology and technique to be published soon.
Sam grew up in Bristol and started gigging when he was sixteen. He’s played in many successful bands and has toured all over Europe, Asia and the UK as well as appearing on Radio 6, at Glastonbury Festival and in the New York Times.
He is a songwriter and singer as well as a guitarist and banjo player. He currently plays banjo in Bluegrass band Old Baby Mackerel who have toured in the UK and Europe. Sam is also a session guitarist for many successful UK artists.
He now works as a teacher in Bristol and Weston, as well as a gigging musician and technician for banjo set-up.
“Sam is fantastic. Very patient and makes every lesson fun with loads of takeaways. Really adapts his teaching skills to the student and gets you up to a level where you can enjoy playing very quickly.” – Chris
“I am thoroughly enjoying learning how to play the guitar with Sam. He is patient and very talented so you will always have plenty to learn from him on the guitar or banjo.” – Laurie