John Breese is our bluegrass banjo teacher. John currently teaches and performs full time after completing his Masters Degree in Music at the University of Southampton. John has many years of experience as a workshop leader and in teaching one-to-one lessons to all ages. Past projects have included running Bristol Bluegrass Day’s banjo workshop, organising and teaching in the BBMA tuition tent, teaching at Sore Fingers Summer School and working with Young Folk Award finalists, Jaywalkers, in a project bringing Bluegrass music into schools around Gloucestershire.
Alongside teaching, John has toured internationally with the Coal Porters and currently performs around the country with various bands including The New Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys and Cardboard Fox as well as being available for recording sessions.
“…John Breese plays fine banjo…”
– The Telegraph