Hamish Napier (Intermediate/Advanced, Week 1 & 2)
A sought-after pianist, flautist, singer, and step-dancer, Hamish Napier is originally from Strathspey in the Scottish Highlands. For over a decade he has been an integral part of Glasgow’s vibrant folk music scene, whilst also touring in Europe and North America, and he has released two critically-acclaimed solo albums. Hamish now teaches composition and music theory at Glasgow’s Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at music schools and festivals worldwide. With a deep understanding of Scottish music at its heart, Hamish’s compositional approach and piano accompaniments continue to push melodic, harmonic and rhythmic boundaries, as they explore possibilities of musical hybrids with other forms and genres. He is also well known as a gifted tunesmith and his songs have been performed live and recorded by top artists.
Rob Skeet (Beginner/Intermediate, Week 2)
Rob Skeet is a live entertainer with over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry. As a musical chameleon, Rob is adept in styles from rock to country to pop. Playing guitar and keyboards and working from a centre of electronic gizmos and whatzits, Rob uses his boundless energy to create an evening of fun and merriment. Rob performs as a solo artist and in a duo with Celtic fiddler Clay Pigeon. At Kitchen Party, Rob is loved for his friendly teaching style and the jams that never stop!