Acoustic, electric guitar, mandolin. Rock, Americana, Bluegrass, Classical
Scott has played music most of his life. Starting with piano and violin at an early age. He then
moved on to guitar and hasn’t looked back since. Earning a bachelor’s degree in music
business, Scott studied classical and jazz/rock guitar in college. Performance and teaching
comprised half of the degree. Along with teaching private lessons, he played in several bands
at that time.
Upon graduation, Scott moved to Minnesota to work as a recording and broadcast engineer for
Minnesota Public Radio. Through this work, Scott had the tremendous opportunity to work
along side many world class musicians, further enhancing his ear for music. Reading music on
a score was often required during post production and editing for National broadcasts.
Later, Scott became a stay at home dad for his 2 children. While at home, he became self
employed. His focus is audio electronics design and repair along with building acoustic guitars
and mandolins. Playing and recording music has always remained a constant.
“I like to teach the fundamentals of music theory along with some ear training to learn songs by
ear. I believe in a balance between academia and performance that is both fun and rewarding.
In short, my goal is to help the student gain the tools and understanding to have a working
knowledge of music, but to also help them learn and perform songs they like and want to play.”