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Instruments: Guitar, Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Recorder, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Spirituals, Reggae

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Scott S In Home In Studio
Instruments: Guitar, Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Recorder, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Spirituals, Reggae

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Course Work: Rochester Institute of Technology, other: FOF training academy
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Performing rock band vocalist and lead/rhythm guitarist Jul 1980 - present

3 local bands and 4 local worship teams

YouTube website holder and music video composer

NYSSMA, clarinet, 10th grade

Overview:
I'm an encouraging and motivating guitar teacher with a casual relaxed approach. Teaching new guitarists is very rewarding to me. To see the light come on and watch a student perform a song, express themselves musically, and create their own composition is an awesome experience. Through formal and self- instructed lessons from age 12, I've learned country, folk, blues, rock, and metal techniques and formed several local bands as lead vocalist and lead/rhythm guitarist. Writing and recording my own music has been a hobby for over 30 years. An active music enthusiast from a young age, I learned clarinet technique and music theory from age 9 through public schools, performing in orchestra and marching band.
EXPERIENCE
Beginner and Intermediate Guitar Instruction Jan 2008 - Jun 2016 (Self) Performing rock band vocalist and lead/rhythm guitarist Jul 1980 - Jun 2016 in 3 local bands and 3 local worship teams. Home Studio music composition and recording Jan 1984 - Jun 2016 (Self) Building and repairing guitars, construction of guitar sound effects systems and speaker systems. Research of guitar, bass, amplifier, sound effects, sound system, in personal purchase and assistance for others. middle and high school clarinet student, 7 years Sep 1968 - Jun 1976 (Public School)
METHODS USED
Through the foundation I've gained by the influences of Mel Bay, Hal Leonard, and Suzuki musical instruction methods, I compile my own teaching materials. Using personally constructed guitar lessons, I demonstrate, instruct, and guide the student based on my assessment of their individual needs, skill level, and progress. Lessons are formulated in Modules, and advancement through them is based on the student's personal aptitude, skill level, and practice commitment. Learning is accomplished by ear as well as through essential methods of musical notation (tablature, 5-line staff, rhythmic comprehension). Students are trained to perform written music as well as to write and express the music within themselves. I also work with Hal Leonard guitar fundamentals as an option to the student for more specific training in five line staff.
LESSON STYLE
I teach with a casual, approachable, student-based technique which brings about progress at the student's individual pace. I enjoy connecting with students' creativity as their skills grow and watching their ability to express themselves musically. Music is an art, and expression through music is an amazing personal experience. I receive great rewards in being a part of the journey as students discover a deeper sense of who they are and what they can communicate through this unique and amazing form of expression.
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