Over the past eleven years, Scott has enjoyed an active career as a performer, composer, accompanist, and instructor. The diversity of both his educational and professional experience have left him well versed in a wide variety of musical settings. Though Scott's first love is jazz and blues guitar, he also has had the opportunity to play with a number of Northwest based rock and indie groups as well as to compose and accompany for the Seattle dance community and the James Knapp Orchestra.
As a young musician, Scott was hired to play in the pit orchestra for Stage Door to the Future, a theatre program for youth with Eastern Washington University's theater department. Scott studied composition and music theory at the University of Oregon (Eugene, OR) where he also became well versed in ear training. He later transferred to Cornish College of the Arts where he completed his BFA in performance.
Scott has recently founded the group Soul Trauma, an original rhythm and blues group that debuts his role as a lead vocalist. His wide range of experience has left him with great appreciation for many different styles and disciplines.
Scott has worked extensively with students of all ages as a freelance guitar instructor; a substitute teacher at Discovery School, a K through 6th grade institution (Spokane, WA); and as a guitar instructor at Musical Mind Studio (Mercer Island, WA).
Watching his students progress over time and find themselves in their instruments is one of Scott's great loves. As a teacher, he constantly strives for a one-on-one relationship with each student, always searching where his experience and skills can best serve the individual. Above all, Scott has a great passion for his craft, and he hopes to share his experience with many others.
I look forward to working with you!