Tutor Profile Samantha Walker – Bass & Guitar

How Long have you worked at DEROSA?

I have just started working at DEROSA but previously worked at DEROSA when it was called Playsomething for around 5 years. I enjoyed the experience of working at Playsomething very much, developing young talent in groups and one on one lessons. I was a bass and guitar teacher there and mentored band groups.

Please Describe what you do at DEROSA

I currently teach bass guitar at DEROSA but also teach a few guitar students.

How do you inspire your students to become musicians?

The best initial step is to find out what the students want to acheive so you can work towards their desired goal. I find that teaching grades and encouraging them to perform gives the students a lot of inspiration.

Why do you think students should choose to come to DEROSA?

I think DEROSA is the best choice as the students get to be taught by experienced touring musicians who have a lot of knowledge and advice to pass on.

Any interesting facts about yourself.

I am the singer and bassist in an all female band called JOANovARC. We have toured around Europe, Japan, the US, Caribbean, Israel and all around the UK. I am currently sponsored by Gibson guitars and Blackstar amps. I have recently been recording with my band in Rockfield studios where Queen recorded Bohemian Rhapsody with top grammy award winning producer Gil Nortion who has worked with the Foo Fighters and many other artists. His big album with the Foo Fighters was ‘Pretender’. I will be going back in the studio with him to finish JOANovARCs album.

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