Information About Sam - Bath teacher - (3 reviews)
This is how 4 referees rated Sam:
Welcome to my page! My name is Sam: I'm a professional musician and a devoted guitar (and lute) teacher.
I trained at the Royal College of Music, and I've since enjoyed a busy career performing and teaching. I play internationally, and I've played some prestigious places like Wigmore Hall and Vienna Konzerthaus.
I live in Bath, where I teach, garden, and grapple with a mild coffee addiction.
The instruments I teach are classical guitar, renaissance lute and baroque lute. I also offer music theory sessions and performance coaching.
For the last five years I've taught privately in Bath. I teach students of all ages and levels of experience, from complete beginner to expert. I've also led school workshops and given classes at University of Bath and Bath Spa. I currently teach guitar at University of Bath.
I'm happy preparing students for Grades, GCSE and A Level exams, and DofE requirements.
I'm professional but very easygoing: I believe that inspiration and a light touch are the best vehicle for learning.
Most of the lesson is spent developing your technique and playing pieces, which is after all what we’re aiming for. I’ll try to gear most of the music around what you want to play.
If you are a beginner, I’ll need to be more prescriptive in order to work on the basics. As you progress, the choice is increasingly yours. If you are already a competent player and an aficionado, we’ll be working on music that you want to play. I’ll recommend related pieces and exercises to help you onwards.
We also look at some of the skills that go into making music, such as sight reading and an understanding of harmony. I'm never abstract in my teaching - you'll pick up a working knowledge of music by doing it.
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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.