– Has been teaching since the late 1980’s.
– Taught at Phil’s music in Mauldin, SC for sixteen years, thirteen as head guitar and bass instructor.
– Along with music education and general education, in college Sam studied music theory, composition and performance with professors from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and the Peabody Institute (Preparatory) in Baltimore.
– Extensive recording and playing experience solo and in bands for over 25 years.
– Sam has performed and recorded with a wide variety of musicians, including members of REM, Kansas, Ozzy Osbourne’s band, and Simon & Garfunkel’s band.
– Many of Sam’s students have gone on to careers in music, from students with master’s degrees employed as music ministers and praise and worship leaders, to guitarists and bassists in touring rock bands.
Sam is one of our busiest teachers. Along with teaching at Eastside, he is currently playing with progressive trio The CBS Project, rock band Moonshine Opera, and is always recording and playing his own music. His other hobbies include photography, reading, and hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Specializing in rock, jazz, and blues, Sam tailors the lessons to the student: From the beginner just starting a new hobby, to the advanced player working on songwriting, technique and improvisation.
For more information about Sam, go to: samburgess.webs.com