Information About Sam - Bath teacher - (3 reviews)
This is how 4 referees rated Sam:
I'm a professional classical musician. I play classical guitar and renaissance lute, and have been teaching in Bath for the last three years.
I took up music through complete fluke at 12, and my first teacher was a huge inspiration. At 17 I won a bursary to the Junior Royal College of Music, and I later studied there full time with Charles Ramirez and Jakob Lindberg. I also trained in Lugano for a year.
I've been lucky enough to perform across Europe and as far afield as China and Kenya - including at the Wigmore Hall, the Barbican, St Martin-in-the-Fields', and the House of Lords.
I currently enjoy a very active performing career.
I've taught classical guitar and lute in Bath for the past three years, to students of all ages, musical preferences, and levels of experience. I've prepared students for Trinity grades and school and GCSE exams. I also work as a visiting teacher and coach at the University of Bath.
I love every moment of my teaching. I'm professional but very easygoing, and I teach absolutely to the student, with solid music theory and history woven in. I believe that inspiration and enjoyment are the best vehicle for achievement.
I believe that everyone can love music and love playing. In 5 years with my first teacher, I never felt upset or that I wasn't achieving. I want all my students to have the same experience!
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Additional Languages: French, Italian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Royal College of Music (2015) - Bachelor of Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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Second time I arranged for a 2:30pm time but asked Sam at 1pm whether it can be delayed because I came from a morning class and was extremely fatigued. The teacher initially accepted a felay of an hour but then send a message saying if I rearrange time like this again I would be charged which I found really rude and I called him on it by explaining that I have been respectful but he became even more rude and blamed me for being unreliable although this was just my second session appointment and I had not even met the teacher yet.
I wasted my money to get his contact only to get a rude response from an experience guitar teacher. I wanted to learn guitar as a casual player not professionally.
When he asked for a further rearrangement on 16.2, I informed him that I normally charge a late-notice cancellation fee: he sadly took offence and offered to cancel our lessons, and I politely agreed. I'm sorry for this to be the case.
We have not met or had a lesson.