Scott Knight

Scott K.

Goleta, CA
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About

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

Teaching since:
January 1989

Scott has been teaching music for over 25 years. His method has evolved over time to meet the demands of changing musical styles and he has developed plenty of material to help students achieve their musical goals. His ambitions for each student are simple- he wants them to enjoy music and experience a sense of accomplishment from the learning process. In short, Scott works to make lessons fun and educational! Most beginning pupils will learn to play a song in the first couple of lessons. Handouts and music tracks are used to enhance the lessons.

Everyone is unique in how and what they want to learn. Scott uses positive encouragement to teach what is needed for the next step with the instrument. Students learn technique for dexterity, songs for the ear and theory so they understand the why's in music.

His training started at GIT (Guitar Institute of Technology) in Hollywood where he gleaned 30+ yrs. of information from world renowned guitarists and musicians. Scott went on to graduate from Belmont University with honors in Composition and Arranging. Playing in Rock, R&B, Country, Classical and Jazz original and cover bands has enhanced his skills and made him a well rounded musician. He has the ability to teach these styles and make a living playing them.

Scott teaches all levels of students from beginner to advanced as well as the "signed artist" who have recording deals and need a little extra coaching. He has taught well known musician's family members and many of Scott's former students have gone on to make a career of their own in music as teachers, performers or composers.

"I enjoy music so much that it has always been a pleasure to pass on the knowledge of playing music."

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Experience

Music Teacher
Jan 1989 - Present
K Music

Taught 50 plus students per week. Some former students have released albums and are now teaching music. Taught professional artists to use the Nashville number system. Worked for label managers assisting artists in learning their songs. Chosen by well-known Nashville musicians/producers to teach their kids.
Tailor each lesson to the needs and goals of the student.
Create easily understood instruction handouts for students.
Furnish rhythm recordings for students to practice improvising.
Direct students on performance of songs.
Designed, wrote and co-led a live band workshop for students.
Enable students to network and create their own bands.
Received numerous referrals demonstrating a good reputation.

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Education

Bachelors of Music (Cum Laude)
Jan 1997 - May 2000
Belmont University
Associate of Arts
Jan 1994 - May 1995
Ventura College
Honors Certificate
Sep 1987 - Aug 1988
Musicians Institute of Technology

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Honors Certificate
Aug 1988
Musicians Institute of Technology

Guitar Studies at GIT in Hollywood

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Apr 2012

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

One of my favorite guitars, Duesenberg TV+

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Mando style.

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Rush Apr 27, 2017
Guitar · In studio

I took weekly electric guitar lessons with Scott from 2004 to 2012. He is without a doubt an extremely talented, enthusiastic, and compassionate teacher. Whether he was helping me learn basic chords or teaching me complicated songs, Scott never wavered in his dedication to teaching. Over the eight years as his student, Scott gave constructive criticism in a courteous manner. He was on time, inquisitive about the songs and music I was listening to, and ended lesson with new material for me to practice. I wholeheartedly recommend Scott to any aspiring guitar student.

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