SAM HIGHAM - GUITAR MUSIC TEACHER
Sam is a multi-instrumentalist with a high level of ability in guitar, piano, and drums. He has recently completed his degree at Massey University with a Bachelor of Commercial Music as a ‘music practice major’, in which his study consisted mainly on the composition and performance of music. He also graduated with a minor in music technology which consisted mainly on studio recording and the creation of musical devices. This led to him creating a musical art installation as part of his third-year project which involved creating artworks using sound where you could hear exactly what you could see.
He is also the drummer and keyboard player as part of active Wellington rock band ‘Pale Lady’ who won the New Zealand Battle of the Bands competition in 2017. Sam and the band were on tour in 2019 playing a number of shows in the Philippines, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. They have also released an EP and three singles with more music on the horizon. Sam loves to approach his lessons differently depending on his students, taking their music tastes and learning style into account when choosing pieces to learn. He encourages good technique with the goal to get students playing with ease and emotion.