SINCE LOCKDOWN ENDED, I HAVE MOSTLY BEEN...
Playing organ, piano or accordion at funerals, weddings and services, including at Canford Cliffs (Poole),St John the Baptist (Chippenham) Parley Manor (Christchurch), Hope Farm (Bridport), St Mary (Iwerne Minster), St Luke (Pamphill), St Mary (Shroton)
Recording at Room With A View studio
Keyboardising for band gigs, including at Canvas (Bournemouth), Hales Hall (Norfolk), Lee-on-the-Solent Golf Club, Burley Manor (Ringwood), Beaulieu, Wherwell Priory, The Clock Barn (Whitchurch), Pack Monday Fair (Sherborne), Hamworthy Labour Club (Poole), Hyde Farm (Romsey), Summer Soul (Ringwood), Farleigh Motocross (Somerset), Rockstar Bandaoke, Aruba (Bournemouth)
Running Blandford Ukulele Group
Running Blandford Theory Club
Accompanying singers at solo recitals
Accompanying choirs and theatre show rehearsals around Dorset
Taking requests on piano at birthday parties and the finest public houses
Directing theatre show rehearsals
Getting to grips with Ableton Live, Mainstage, analogue synths and vocal arranging
Rehearsing a new banjo and vocal folky pop band
Volunteering for various charities
Writing vocal arrangements and creating backing tracks for theatre shows
Busking on accordion in various towns
Attending various CPD sessions including with Trinity and Dorset Music Hub
Hi Sam Thank you so much for doing the music for our wedding last Friday. Throughly enjoyed each piece of music and I know our guests did too. Very talented Many thanks 😊
Sam was highly recommended by our priest to play the organ at our wedding in August 2019, The Church of Wolfrida, Horton, Dorset.
Thankfully Sam was available to perform and very accommodating for the varied music we requested to be played from Pharrell William - Happy to The Bee Gees - Staying alive.
I’ve always referred to my wedding as a circus due to the diversity and quirkiness.
With Sam’s presence at the organ in his bowler hat just added to the perfect atmosphere. He played amazingly and we couldn’t have been more happier.
Thank you Sam
Sam taught me piano over a three year period taking me from novice to Grade 3 standard in that time. His teaching style is informal but thorough stressing both the need to enjoy what you’re playing but balanced with the rigour needed to learn the basics properly. Our move away from Dorset was the only reason lessons stopped. I would recommend Sam without hesitation.
Sam is an excellent teacher , he will teach you everything you want to know also a very good if you need any piano books he will order them for you if you have problems getting them yourself.
I have been taking weekly lessons from Sam for a year. I have gone from learning pieces from You Tube to learning how to sight read music, understanding scales, developing a better rhythm and I'm now playing a lot more songs. I'm now working towards my grade 1. Sam is laid back and motivating (without applying pressure). I really enjoy his lessons.