Travis Finch (Guitar)
I moved to the UK in 2006 to study, first at Trinity College of Music where I earned a First Class BMus (Hons) degree and later at the University of Greenwich where I earned my PGCE (Secondary Music). Following this, I led a thriving and vibrant Music department in Tower Hamlets as Head of Music while performing in venues around the UK including London’s Barbican, Vortex Jazz Club and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.
Like most of the Music Leaders at the Sheffield Music Hub, I wear a few different hats. Some of my students will know me as the teacher who helps them learn how to play guitar or bass, others will know me from their time spent developing their small group ensemble skills as part of the Sheffield Youth Jazz Collective at Red Tape on a Wednesday night. Secondary departments heads and Music leads will know me from the work I do with them to move forward greater genre diversity in the Secondary Classroom and still others will know me from any number of events held by the Sheffield Music Hub and our partner organisations like our Singing Festivals, STEMS and more.
Quick Fire Questions
- Favourite song/piece of music: This is a tough one as it changes from day to day! Right now, it will have to be, ‘Call Your Mom’ by the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio.
- Favourite thing to do outside of work: Outside of playing music, it would have to be perfecting my BBQ skills.
- Favourite food: Huevos Rancheros. I’m still looking for the best example of this in the UK. I welcome any recommendations!
- Favourite place in Sheffield: Leopold Square- a great place for music in the summertime.
- One thing about me that would surprise you to know: I would rate my skills with a yo-yo as better than average.
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