Sam Johnston is a young musician and performer from the Scottish Borders currently taking advanced Highers at Earlston High School. He performs on a diverse range of instruments enabling him to express his musicality. An accomplished performer with a confidence that belies his years, whether solo or as part of a group he already has an impressive assortment of performances and venues for a youngster.
Sam is enthusiastic about the values of both playing and performing music. He is passionate about equity of access. Having witnessed the positive effects of music therapy on his nonverbal brother he initiated a "music group" at Earlston High School within the pupil support department, helping those who cannot access music in a mainstream environment to also benefit from musical expression. In keeping with his values of promoting wider access, he is taking a deferred entry to university so that he can volunteer with various organizations to pursue this aim.