Sponsorship:

First “Emerging Artist” sponsored by Trevor James Saxophones.


Training:

Tutors: Gareth Lochrane, Alex Hitchcock

Royal Academy of Music, Junior Jazz Academy.
Tutor: Gareth Lochrane.


Qualifications include:

Grade 8 ABRSM – Distinction: Alto Saxophone: Nov 2013, age 12
Grade 5 ABRSM Jazz – Distinction: Alto Saxophone: Nov 2012, age 11


Awards:

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..