Scott Fusco Guitar Lessons In Cranston RI

Scott Fusco Guitar Lessons In Cranston RI

5.0 (5)
Best of 2023
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About this pro

The lessons really are whatever the client wants them to be.  I strive to teach them whatever they want rather than forcing an agenda on them.  We work on the songs you are excited to learn rather than songs that I like.

I also teach students a lot of skills that other teachers don't, in particular a step-by-step method for learning songs completely by ear by applying basic music theory, logic, trial and error and practice.  I can teach you to write your own music and put chords to it by using basic music theory.

My clients over the years have been very satisfied with the lessons, most of them stay with me for years.  References available.

I enjoy the long relationships that are established through lessons and watching people grow and develop their skills and confidence.

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Cranston, RI 02920
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5 Reviews


  • Adam Henderson

    Scott is a great guitar instructor who tailors his lessons to meet the skill level of the student right from the beginning, and you will clearly notice your progress the longer you stick with his teachings. He is a very skilled guitarist who is able to patiently work with his students to get them to achieve their goals, offering advice, encouragement, and knowledge in a fun atmosphere each session. He keeps the lessons fresh and interesting by focusing on skills and techniques that the student wants to learn, as well as incorporating exercises and songs that feature those techniques. Overall, if you want to improve as a guitarist, Scott will definitely help you on your journey.

  • Daysi P.

    Scott is an amazing instructor and is undeniable talented. What I liked the most about working with him is that he’s excellent at breaking down songs so that I can play them at my level. Another great quality about Scott is that he’s genuinely interested in the success of his students; he motivates and celebrates small wins. Lessons with Scott are a blast, I love when he’s jamming along improvising while I’m practicing a chord or two… him playing along makes my practice fun.

  • Keith Sereby

    Scott has a great sense of humor and is very patient. His warm demeanor and extensive musical knowledge make for a great learning experience.

  • Chris Lamothe

    Scott is extremely knowledgeable and his approach to teaching guitar is awesome. His lessons don’t follow a strict path, instead, he works with what each individual student wants to get out of the learning process.

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

Ask questions to assess their interests and disinterests then tailor a specific plan for their success.

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

I am a graduate of URI and hold two teaching certificates.  I have worked as a private guitar instructor at URI’s prepatory program, Chris B’s Music in Cranston, Main Street Music in East Greenwich, and in my own private studio.  I was lead teacher and ensemble director for group guitar programs at Father John V. Doyle Middle School in Coventry and at Sweet Peas Village preschool in East Greenwich, RI.  I have been playing the guitar for nearly 30 years and began teaching in 2001.

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

Take one of the following discounts for your first month (a 20% discount):

-Four 30 minute lessons for $80
-Four 45 minute lessons for $122
-Four 60 minute lessons for $160

The price after the promotion is:

-$25 for 30 minute lessons.
-$38 for 45 minute lessons.
-$50 for 60 minute lessons.

How did you get started teaching?

I landed my first job in a music store when I was 20.

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages, skill levels and backgrounds.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my students went to URI to pursue music education

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

Hire someone that you are sure has the skills that you are hoping to learn.  It doesn't benefit you to study with anyone who can't create the types of sounds that you want to create.  On my website I have many videos covering all different styles of music and playing.  

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

It's good to have at least a vague idea of where your main interests lie and what your goals are.  The more specific you can get, the better I can tailor the lessons to your needs.

For children:

In my experience, children age 8 and below should not take lessons for longer than 30mins.

Children of age 9-14 can handle 45 minutes and some can even handle an hour.