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Scott K.
Tucson, Arizona
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
From producing your first note to Pop and Jazz songs to seriously intense Classical music.
About Scott K.

As a composer I have found it necessary never to stray too far from performance. The shear exhilaration one can obtain through playing an instrument is unique and powerful. I have devoted my life to trying to understand and master this elusive beast we call Music. As a child, of a peculiar spirit, I demanded my parents get me guitar and piano lessons. I felt an instant connection to these instruments and was compelled to investigate. After years of inquiry I ended up attending New School for the Arts, a high school devoted to the arts where I studied music composition. From there, I went on to the University of Arizona to receive degrees in Music Composition and Philosophy with minors in Mathematics and English Literature. For my Masters' programs I wondered into the world of contemporary composers and experimental music at Mills College in Oakland where I finished my M.A. in Music Composition as well as my M.F.A. in Electronic Music and Recording Media. All the while pursuing a mastery of the instruments that caught my ear in the first place. I have now returned to Tucson to work on my music and further my education in the field of philosophy at the University of Arizona. *** Lesson Details *** I am laid back and playful in my approach. I like to gear lessons toward the interests of the student, and if I am doing my job correctly, all traditional technique will be painless. I also like to delve into music theory to give one a deeper appreciation as well as an understanding and steady grasp of the tools of composition if their heart is so inclined. When it comes to music I am rather eclectic and I feel every style has something to add to the techniques of a solid performer, so I tend to draw from many disparate places to offer a fuller experience. In no time at all, you should be playing pieces you love, understanding how they work, and perhaps embellishing them or writing your own. *** Studio Equipment *** Keyboard, Guitar, Amps *** Travel Equipment *** Provide: My guitar, music stand, and amp if necessary. Student Provides: Their instrument (Piano/guitar etc.) *** Specialties *** Rock/ Jazz/ Classical/ Experimental

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A challenging, fast -paced lesson that was perfect for my son. He is motivated by the challenge. Love it!

Posted Jun 17, 2021
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We loved our first lesson.

Posted Jul 24, 2020
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Scott knows when and how much to challenge you. He’s personable and doesn’t get TOO frustrated with me:-)

Posted Jul 16, 2020
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Adjunct Faculty
Aug 2006 - Present
Pima Community College
I teach Music Recording, Music Theory, and Popular Music in America courses.
Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Music and Recording Media
Aug 2002 - May 2006
Mills College
Master of Arts in Music Composition
Aug 2002 - May 2006
Mills College

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