Guitar: rhythm and blues, Brazilian, classical, jazz, blues, funk, and folk
After receiving a Master of Music Degree in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory of
Music, Scott taught at such institutions as Brown University, the University of Massachusetts/Amherst,
and at accredited schools of music. He teaches melody, harmony, and rhythm through pieces; theory
and listening as a means to understanding songs, composition, and improvisation.*
Stylistically, Scott teaches jazz, Brazilian, blues, folk, rhythm and blues, funk, and classical.
He teaches all levels of eager students.
Scott has performed primarily on the east coast and in Europe and his local appearances include
the 219, Twins, and Afterwords.
Lessons are $40 for 50 minutes, and are held in Silver Spring, MD.
Please call (301)270-9090 or contact the lessons coordinator by email.
* When players improvise (or compose) they are literally playing with their own
attentional resources as well as that of their listeners. The challenge is to play fluidly,
which initially means practicing musical gestures until they are automatic, but still having the
player be mindful of the band, varied playing and interesting playing. One way of accomplishing
this goal is to study variation. Being able to play inversions of a melody, altering the pitches
(e.g. major to minor), and changing the rhythm are ways of creating variations of a melody.