Scotty has been, hands down, my favorite piano teacher (and, due to the vagaries of youth, I've had quite a few.) He is always encouraging, kind, and enthusiastic about my progress learning jazz. As an adult learner, there's something about jazz that brings out my inner neurotic beast, and Scotty manages to quell that monster one week at a time. He does a wonderful job teaching music theory and practice habits, and always manages to come up with a pithy analogy for learning jazz principles. I truly enjoy piano lessons with him.