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John currently teaches and performs full time in his hometown of Bath since gaining distinction in his Masters Degree in Music Teaching & Performance from 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 leading banjo course at the renowned Sore Fingers Summer Schoolco-hosting the banjo workshop at the Toronto Folk Alliance Conference with Tony Furtado, running various UK bluegrass festival workshops.

Alongside teaching, John tours internationally with various bands including Cardboard Fox, Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band, The Propane Brothers and Vintage Roots. Past bands have included The Coal Porters and The Great Western Revellers alongside work with Simon Mayor and Hilary James, Victoriana Vintage Band and stage appearances alongside John Paul Jones, Noam Pikelny and various other world class musicians.

As well as performing live, recordings projects have included session work on The Morning Key by Hatful Of Rain as well as Over The EdgeFrom the Fields and Jupiter’s Corner by The Carrivick Sisters and Find The One by the Coal Porters.