Tutors: Gareth Lochrane, Alex Hitchcock
Royal Academy of Music, Junior Jazz Academy.
Tutor: Gareth Lochrane.
Grade 8 ABRSM – Distinction: Alto Saxophone: Nov 2013, age 12
Grade 5 ABRSM Jazz – Distinction: Alto Saxophone: Nov 2012, age 11
Scholarship Award (4 year degree programme), Berklee College of Music, Boston 2015, to start age 14. $10,000 per year.
Full Scholarship to Berklee College of Music, Boston: 5-Week Summer Performance Programme 2015 and 2014
Winner: Mayor of London GIGS Youth Category, September 2013
EMI Music and Sound Foundation Award, March 2013 & October 2014
Arts Awards: Silver July 2014 and Bronze June 2012
Winner Beckenham Festivals – piano: 2014; Piano Duet, November 2012
The Purcell School, Hertfordshire, UK. (2014-2016)
Scholar – Music and Dance Scheme. Jazz Department. Tutor: Simon Allen.
Colfes School – Music Scholar (2010 – 2014)
Tomorrow’s Warriors: link
Gary Crosby OBE: Sam and Gary 2011 (picture)
Ben Burrell (TW Junior Band 2011 – 2014)
Abram Wilson (Teenie Warriors: 2009 – 2011)
Gary Crosby and me, 2010, as a Teenie Warrior.
NYJO Academy and NYJO London link: MD’s: Paul Eshelby and Phil Meadows (from 2010)
Colfes School link – Music Scholar (2010 – 2014)
Other organisations and people I’ve trained with..
Composition: Tom Challenger (2015)
Sax tutors 2014:
Julian Arguelles and Jean Toussaint, Perico Sambeat.
Private Piano tutor: Graeme Humphrey 2011- 2014
Professor of Piano at the RAM 1974 – 2012. Warden of the Private Teachers’ Section of the ISM, President of the Royal Academy of Music Club.
Tris Harris 2011-2013: sax tutor
Julian Joseph Jazz Academy link
Sam Becker (first Sax teacher) link
Lewisham Music Service link
CYM Morley College link
Sam and Tris working together in 2011..