Scott Opiela

Scott O.

Hollywood, FL

Lesson Details



Scott delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:
April 2009

Scott - Lead Guitar and Vocals -

I taught two guitar classes and two music classes at my son's middle school until the program was canceled. I graduated from the University of Miami's School of Music; guitar principle.

I have played backing guitar for Norwegian Cruise Lines as well as studio and live sessions with several local artists. I have scored for film and played lead guitar and sang lead for Florida's premiere Pink Floyd tribute band, Sigmund Floyd.

Students have enjoyed my patience and talent playing their favorite songs within 3-6 months.

In 2011, I was cast as lead guitar in the movie, Rock of Ages, with Tom Cruise released June 2012 (see photo).

*** Lesson Details ***
Students will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with a challenge. In a short time, beginners will have the ability to play their favorite songs for themselves and/or friends.

Intermediate students will gain a greater understanding of the subtle nuances of their instrument and advanced students will benefit from learning what it means to be a musician and not just a great guitarist as well as networking to advance their career.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Pro Tools, Sonar and Cubase computer software.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Acoustic and/or electric guitar

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student
Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest
feedback rating from students.Guitar (acoustic steel string, nylon string classical and electric) and Bass Guitar: Beginner to advanced
Rock, pop, jazz,funk,fusion

Piano: Beginner

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Photos & Videos

My Pink Floyd tribute band performs "Money" in Miami at the Van Dyke Cafe 7/26/10
Photo by Scott O.

Photo by Scott O.

Photo by Scott O.

Photo by Scott O.

Photo by Scott O.
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3 Reviews

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Angelo Apr 8, 2016
Guitar · In home

Scott was very attentive to my knowledge of what I knew and what I didn't know. After this first lesson I am hoping to take more in the future

sean W. Mar 6, 2014
Guitar ·

Learned more in 5 sessions than I did playing for 5 years.. AMAZING TEACHER!

Scott was an amazing teacher from his easy and welcoming approach to his professionalism and patience. I did literally learn more in just a few hour long sessions than I had ever learned on my own over playing for almost 5 years.

He was truly a great help to my learning experience and was the only thing that helped my climb over my "guitar plateau".

I seriously couldn't say enough great things about this fantastic and awesome teacher. I wish i still lived within teaching distance..All i can say is, don't hesitate! Book with him today!

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Brian B. Nov 8, 2013
Guitar ·

Excellent Teacher

Scott has been my son's electric guitar instructor for a little over two years. He has a degree from the University of Miami in music. He is a excellent instructor and with his formal training is able to help Dylan with his college level music theory homework! If you are serious about taking your music to the next level Scott should be your first choice.

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