Sam Armstrong-Zickefoose was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His first musical experiences were playing bluegrass with his uncles and cousins at family get-togethers, and learning guitar from his dad. He honed his technical skills on the banjo as a student at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, where he focused on exploring its cultural significance and history by performing in the Balkan/Middle-Eastern Music Ensemble, studying traditional Ugandan music, and West African drumming. He has also studied with Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn. You can see Sam performing with a number of bands all over the United States including Meadow Mountain, Masontown, Grace Clark Band, David Burchfield, and filling in for Bennet Sullivan with Ben Sollee. His debut album under his own name comes out May 7th, 2021.
Sam teaches banjo, guitar, and ukulele. He works with students of all levels, and likes to focus on the following topics:
- Tone production
- Groove in different styles and tempos
- Learning tunes by ear
- Finding your own sound
- Playing well with others
- How to accompany yourself while singing
- Practice routines
You are bidding on 2 private, online music lessons valued at $120.
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