Sam Swank – Fingerstyle Guitar

Sam Swank - Fingerstyle GuitarSam Swank is a life-long Dallasite who started playing guitar in 1968 when his father brought home a copy of “Are You Experienced” by Jimi Hendrix to supplement his record collection, which consisted of “The Monkees Greatest Hits” and “Revolver” by the Beatles.

Sam has made his living as a professional musician and guitar instructor for 25 years. He studied classical guitar with Rick Madriguera at Eastfield College and Tom Johnson at the University of North Texas. He has recorded and performed with such diverse talents as Johnny Reno, Olivia Newton-John, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Andy Timmons. (Sam believes Andy is really coming along!)

Sam’s approach to teaching is always tailored to individual needs. He specializes in acoustic fingerstyle and classical, as well as rock and blues styles. He enjoys corrupting strict classical and acoustic players with rock and blues music, and vice-versa. He even plays bluegrass well enough to fool undiscriminating listeners, but tries not to tell too many people. Sam really likes helping people improve their guitar skills.

 

2017 Instructors
more announced soon.

Banjo

Bill Evans

TBA

Gerald Jones

Alan Tompkins


Guitar

Robert Bowlin

Dix Bruce

Tim May



Mandolin

Dix Bruce

Gerald Jones

TBA


Fiddle

Gretchen Priest

Robert Bowlin

TBA

Dobro

TBA


Finger Style Guitar

Sam Swank


Clawhammer Banjo

Lee Thomas

O.J.Laier


Bass

Irl Hees


Songwriting/Guitar

Wil Maring