Scott Knight

Scott K.

Goleta, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Scott started playing bass guitar in Jr. High with the Orchestra at school. Such a fun instrument to just sit down and groove. Great instrument to start on and bands are always in need of a Bass player.

About Scott K.

Scott has been teaching music for over 30 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. PDF’s 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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3 Reviews
Alyson Maris
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Scott is awesome! Super knowledgeable in so many instruments, and he works with you to help you learn what you are interested in and establish a strong foundation to be able to grow as a musician. Lessons are always enjoyable, and I appreciate the time and effort he puts in to create tailored, individualized lessons. He has been my teacher for both mandolin and classical guitar. I would highly recommend lessons with Scott!

Posted Feb 15, 2021
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I appreciate Scott's relaxed style. He is able to make a realistic practice schedule for me to fit in to my work week. It is obvious he is very knowledgeable and has given me a lot of good tips so far. I would definitely recommend Scott.

Posted Nov 27, 2019
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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.

Posted Apr 27, 2017

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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.


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



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Honors Certificate
Aug 1988

Musicians Institute of Technology

Guitar Studies at GIT in Hollywood


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.

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