My teaching approach: "Teachers teach the way they've been taught." I'm a graduate (cum laude) of Berklee College of Music, M.M., Duquesne University; post-grad studies, Cincinnati Conservatory. Adj. Asst. Prof. of Music, Instructor of Guitar, WVU Instructor of Guitar, Washington & Jefferson College Performances with Pgh Symphony Orchestra, Pgh Civic Light Opera, Pgh Musical Theatre, Nat'l Philharmonic, etc., etc
My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: In my home music studio/library in Washington, PA -- or my office, the WVU College of Creative Arts Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Slide Guitar, Fingerstyle, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar
A consummate professional guitarist who is skilled in guitar technique and music theory. Studied at several prestigious music schools and is a guitarist in-demand by top ranked theater and music organizations in the community. This experience and knowledge is, in turn, conveyed to his students.
Scott is very easy to work with! He is patient and very understanding. He is also very flexible, which for me is great! Because of work and kids, I often have to move my lessons around, and whenever possible, Scott will work with me to get the lesson in! We even did a Facetime lesson last time because of COVID-19! He is obviously very knowledgeable about music and very talented, but he didn't make me intimidated at all when I took my first guitar lesson with him not quite a year ago at the tender young age of 46! Thanks Scott!!
I was preparing to play in the pit band for a cabaret show, and Scott helped me work out guitar parts for a variety of song styles. We worked on tricky chord progressions, and a few solos, too. It was a real breakthrough for me as a musician, and I couldn't have done it without Scott.
As an adult learner, Scott allows you to tailor the lesson to your needs and not that of the teacher. This is important to me as an advanced player who knows where I need to grow and develop as a musician/guitar player. Overall, I highly recommend Scott as he is comfortable in teaching all styles of music and is very patient during the lessons.
I like to begin by assessing the student's goals and expectations. Is (s)he a professional player, or aspiring to become one? Or just looking to learn a few songs? What are their musical interests? How much time do they have to devote to a practice routine? If a child, how are they doing in school?
After this, if they have prior experience, I'll ask to hear something they're comfortable playing in order to diagnose and recommend needed studies. And, we go from there!
Too extensive to list here. Please see my full resume on my FaceBook professional page (click the FB link above, then click the "Menu" tab).
Tuition is due in full the first lesson of each month, for the number of lessons to be given that month.
Rates, for a monthly block of lessons, are based upon $40 per hour; $25 per half hour:
$160 for four one-hour lessons
$100 for four ½ hour lessons
$200 for five one-hour lessons
$125 for five ½ hour lessons
Individual lessons (less than the full monthly block, no-contract) are available
@ $50 per hour; $30 per ½ hour.