SetApart Music

SetApart Music

4.8 (16)
Best of 2023
40 hires on
4 employees
7 years in business

About this pro

SetApart music thrives on the idea that a person’s talent is unique and special; just like that person. When that talent is put to good use it can open doors for connection, opportunity and enjoyment. Our mission with music is to allow a person’s gift room enough to be expressed the way they are designed to express it.

SetApart Music seeks to help encourage our students to find what makes their music special, then seeks to guide them to an avenue that displays that talent.


With a B.A. in Music, Scott Johnson offers instruction on various musical instruments including: 


Voice, Piano, All Forms Guitar, All Brass instruments, Clarinet, Drums, 

Beginning Banjo, Violin, and Harmonica. 

Audition Prep, Theory, Songwriting and Recording


He is known locally for his work with Modern Worship Bands, All-County Band auditions, and SongWriting Workshops. He has two public studio albums and has been performing in the Triad for the past 10 years.  


Under Scott’s mentorships, his students have moved into leading worship at their churches, writing and recording albums now on YouTube, and enjoying small group bands and playing opportunities in various communities.

I live for the process.  I love to see a new student decide to face the challenge of learning that instrument they've always wanted to learn.  I love it when an advancing student reaches that goal or milestone and seeing that expressed in their playing and on their face.  

I'm here to take students from where they are to where they want to be.  It just takes a little time, commitment and effort! 

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High Point, NC 27262
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16 Reviews


  • Kathy Chesnutt

    The team at SetApart is talented, knowledgeable, and friendly. They’ve been teaching our daughter and she loves the instructor and the instruction she is receiving. I highly recommend them!

  • LaDonna Gyant

    My daughter absolutely loves it! She feels like she’s learning something new and improving after every lesson.

  • Dwen Wilson

    Professional, friendly and knowledgeable.

  • Mayra Hernandez.

    Expresses friendly attitude to his students, this make It is more likely to motivate students to want to learn.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

1. Find out what got them interested (Passion)

2. Find out what they like (style, genre, goals)

3. It's my job to bring the fun! Fitting them into a track that will keep them interested and challenged (customization)

4. Highlight a technique until they are successful and built confidence inside a song/method that they love (patience, encouragement)

5. Tweak and Repeat as they grow! (achievement)

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I hold a B.A. in Music (with an emphasis in education) from Gardner-Webb University.

My prinicipal instrument in College was Voice (Tenor)  

I was classically trained under Dr. Terry L. Fern.

While at GWU I enjoyed performing with:

the Concert Choir (Tenor) 

the Symphonic Band (Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone)

The Orchestra (Trumpet)

Children's Opera (3 years, 1 year manager)

Musical Theatre (2 productions)

The Elementary Ed. Class (clarinet, violin) 

The Secondary Ed. Class (All Brass instruments, percussion (drums, drums set)

Handbell Choir

Since 2003, I have played guitar/piano in 5 performing bands (local, regional)  I have performed 300+ shows, (secular/sacred) I have released two albums, written 50+ songs

I have taught professionally since 2010 offering a variety of instruments to all ages including:

Voice, Piano, All Forms Guitar, All Brass Instruments, Clarinet Drums/Precussion/Set

Beginning Banjo/Harmonica/Violin

I have hosted Master Classes/Workshops on Songwriting and Praise & Worship.

My team and I  currently mentoring 32 wonderful students that perform at least two recitals each year. (including Garage Band Camp in the summer!). 

I customize my cirriculum to meet the goals and needs of my students (gerne, audition prep,) based on their interest and career path.

I am currently mentoring two worship teams.

And I am committed to the success of my students and the training,guidance, encouragement and instruction of my staff.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Yes.  Our rates are as follows:

88.00 a month = 4 (30 minute lessons) 22.00 per lesson.

168.00 a month = 4 (1 hour lessons) 42.00 per lesson.

That being stated; we are always accepting new students, regardless of age,ability or budget!  We want you to 'stick with it' long enough to see your goals met.

Promotions/Discounts/and Aid are always on-going, but are LIMITED to need and case-by case basis.

How did you get started teaching?

I sat with a friend of mine.  She shared her struggle to learn an instrument that I knew well, then showed me what she meant by playing for me.  I showed her a technique that helped and saw her change her playing in a moment.  After that, I was hooked!

What types of students have you worked with?

Over the past ten years, I have been blessed to have many "seasons" of teaching.  I thrived early on with elementary age children and continue to enjoy them most (to be honest). After marrying last year, I found many teenagers brought into my path and have enjoyed their furor for "simple jazz standards" and keeping me on my toes with new bands they are listening to that I am not aware of.  I mostly of all think of myself as I mentor, and love when I am asked to prepare a student for a leading role in a church or a song release on YouTube, an All County Audition or courage to play in their first rectial.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I am currently teaching a friends' 5 year old daughter.  She is taking a 30 minute lesson with me each week and we split the time on two instruments that she likes: 

Drums and Piano.

I so look forward to meeting with her and her mom each week.  You never know what questions will be coming next or what thoughts and views she will have week to week.  She is so excited just to be learning and expressing herself.  She and her mom allow me to guide her to musical thoughts and concepts on these instruments and then I get to sit back and watch this little person I'm getting to know express something I showed her in her own way.  It feels my cup up each week.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

My way is "a way" it's not "the way."  Ask the right questions so you can find that one person who can teach exactly what you want to know.  And don't settle.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What do I like about music? 

What instrument would fit me best? (if you don't know, ask!)

What things could I do once I learn this instrument?

What does practice look like for me? (Am I willing?)

How will/Who will pay for this?  (If you plan it, you can do it)