Knox Summerour

Knox S.

Culver City, CA

Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Learn how to accompany yourself and play your own songs!
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Knox delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2004

Ear Training, Sightreading, Music Theory, and Harmony are all essential parts of mastering any musical endeavor. Your instrument is merely the voice by which you express your musicianship. HURRY - I only have room for 8 to 10 students!

I've performed on THE VOICE, AMERICAN IDOL, GREASE LIVE! & others. My music has been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, and domestic & international films. I've coproduced KRISTIN BELL, JEFF DUNHAM, WANG LEEHOM, & LINYU CHUN.

I received undergraduate training at BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC (BM) in Boston where I studied with Tiger Okoshi, Charles Lewis, John Bavicchi, Richard Davis, & Gregory Fritze, and was a Graduate Assistant at the HODGSON SCHOOL OF MUSIC at UGA (MM) where I was a protege of the late Fred Mills (1935-2009), founding member of the Canadian Brass.

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May 2013 - Present

Musician, Composer, Producer
Apr 2003 - Present
Knox Summerour

Sep 2013 - May 2014


Master of Music
Aug 2004 - Jul 2006
University of Georgia
Bachelor of Music
Aug 2000 - Dec 2002
Berklee College of Music


Mandarin Chinese
Limited Proficiency
Professional Proficiency


Certified Graduate
Jul 2007
Dale Carnegie Training

Communication & Human Relations


L.A. Emmy Award
Jul 2010
Television Academy (EMMY)
Full Stipend Graduate Teaching Assistantship
Aug 2004
University of Georgia
Conte Candoli Award
Aug 2001
Berklee College of Music
North American Scholarship
Aug 2000
Berklee College of Music


Society of Composers and Lyricists
Oct 2007

The Society Of Composers & Lyricists is an organization consisting of Hollywood's professional motion picture, Television, and multimedia music composers, songwriters and lyricists, with histories in the art of scoring for motion pictures and television. Many of its members have won or been nominated for Oscars, Emmys and Grammy Awards.

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American Federation of Musicians
Oct 2007

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2004

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Backstage at THE VOICE

with Tommy Walker
Performing on AMERICAN IDOL

Studio Trumpet Reel - Film Drama
Performing on THE VOICE

Acapella Arrangement for CBS "Rules of Engagement"
Film Music composed for "The Toy Train"
Trailer music composed for Jackie Chan
Conducting Symphony Orchestra


10 Reviews

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Matt Feb 12, 2018
Arrangement and Composition · In home

Knox is an incredible person and teacher. In addition to his education, he has a lot of real-world experience. His lessons are fun and full of informative, practical knowledge. Highly recommend!

Evan Feb 11, 2018
Arrangement and Composition · In studio

Knox is a great musician, great teacher and all-around great guy! Knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended!

Lee Feb 6, 2018
Trumpet · Online

I got better with just one lesson!
He opened my eyes! I studied with other trumpet teachers for years and didn't learn as much!
Try a lesson with him!
Thank you Mr. Knox!

Chris Feb 6, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Knox is the best! He can demonstrate anything and explains things very well. Seems like a cool guy too, very straight ahead.
I definitely recommend him!

Colin Feb 5, 2018
Trumpet · In studio

Knox is a fantastic player - great sound, great technique, great jazz playing. Playing next to him will make you a better player.

Laura Feb 5, 2018

Knox is an amazing trumpet player. It's always a pleasure to work with him!

Sneha Feb 5, 2018
Trumpet ·

We had Knox as a guest performer for multiple sets during our church's 30th anniversary celebration, a very important occasion for our congregation and friends of the church. From start (when I first contacted Knox) to finish, Knox was a consummate professional and we found him to be an incredible performer. The audience was rapt while he was playing (and singing) a variety of songs accompanied by a keyboardist and additional vocalist. In creating the set lists he was immensely helpful, suggesting pieces that fit beautifully with the evening. He executed with excellence. We will be having Knox back for other services so we can enjoy his first-class musicianship as many times as possible. He is not only an amazing performer, he is a gracious person — which I know makes him a remarkable teacher. I recommend him wholeheartedly.

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Mayra Feb 5, 2018
Trumpet · In home

Knox is an outstanding musician and instructor. His love for music is very obvious when he plays. Such a wonderful delight watching his professionalism and great knowledge of the trumpet. And boy can he plan!!

Andrew Feb 5, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Knox is a pure genius. Just being in his presence alone would be incredible. There’s lots of incredible musical masters out there that have that part of the brain so easily accessible, but most of them don’t know how to explain how they are able to do what they can do. Knox- is also a brilliant teacher. He has an innate adaptability during his lessons where he understands what the student needs but also how to present information unique to the pupil he is coaching enabling the student to receive the maximum information unlocking their fullest potential. I can’t believe where I’ve come musically since I began working with Knox- but I’m happy to say I’m exceeding my goals and setting my professional goals even higher!
Thanks Knox

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Steven Feb 5, 2018
Trumpet · Online

Great musician and trumpet player! He has been all over the LA scene, including some of the biggest productions in Hollywood. You will not be disappointed working with Knox!

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