Scott Schroen

Scott S.

Waterford, MI
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Lesson Details



Scott delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 1984

Travel rates are $10 more than Studio rates... accurate cost is

Studio In Home
30mins $25 $35
45mins $35 $45
60mins $45 $55

Sorry for confusion and trying to get this fixed on the site ASAP!!! Also my background check is good and YES i can teach anyone under the age of 18... google me!!!

Scott began his music career at Berklee College of Music in 1985 and continued his education at WMU and WSU as a Jazz Performance - Composition Major. He has studied privately with Ken Taft, Gene Butler, Mikhal Caldwell and Joe LoDuca.

As a performer Scott has been in a wide variety of bands and is a founding member of the Frank Zappa Tribute 'Ugly Radio Rebellion' and Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute 'CrossFire'. With 28 years experience as a music educator Scott has done an estimated 20,000 private lessons as well as classes, clinics, College Prep courses and is a member of The American Guild of Music. He is a versatile teacher and motivated performer and is fluent in most every style of music.

"I can teach you everything you need to know to accomplish your musical goals!!! Music should be fun and my approach is to ensure a rewarding experience for every individual student"

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons can be scheduled for once a week or every 2 weeks, 30 min - 45 min and 1 hr available.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home Studio: a dedicated music room with a baby grand piano, electric guitars; acoustic guitars, bass, drums... full digital recording studio and rehearsal space!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide all teaching materials and personal equipment, the student needs to have their own instrument... guitar rental is available!

*** Specialties ***
I am open to any and all methods, genres and styles...

I have more availability than is shown here and try to be flexible with scheduling...

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Music Services
Jan 2014 - Present

Music lessons, rehearsal space, recording studio, transcription, composition, arranging.


Jazz Performance / Composition
Jan 1988 - Dec 1988
Wayne State University
Jazz Peformance / Composition
Jan 1987 - Dec 1987
Western Michigan University
Jazz Performance / Composition
Jan 1986 - Dec 1986
Berklee College of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Ugly Radio Rebellion performs the music of FrankZappa
Photo by Scott S.

Tour 7/14
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15 Reviews

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James S. Feb 5, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Scott is very personable, patient and has a vast skillset across an abundance of instruments. His willingness to not only show the mechanics necessary to become a good guitarist, but ensuring the student has a clear understanding of hand and finger placement is key to musical growth. Our son looks forward to the lesson and is attentive during. This highlights Scott’s ability as a teacher.

We highly recommended him as a teacher.


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Tom D. Dec 28, 2018
Piano · In studio

Scott is very kind and supportive. He puts me at ease and is very helpful. My love of the piano has been rekindled.

Gwen Sep 25, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Scott is very personable and definitely knows his music. He explained things simply and clearly and provided some great exercises. I look forward to my continued lessons!

Joe Mar 21, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Great instructor - couldn't 't be happier. Makes learning guitar fun - time flies by when you're with him, but you learn a lot and get some great practice tips. Looking forward to some additional lessons. If he can help a 50 year old who never picked up an instrument before, he can help you.

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Cooper T. Dec 8, 2017
Piano · In home

Scott teaches to my son's capabilities and adjusts based on what he knows, how he has improved, etc... he poses a challenge to my son and keeps it interesting for him.

Bill Andrews Oct 29, 2015
Guitar · In studio


Michelle Aug 17, 2015
Guitar · In home

So friendly AND professional, couldn't have asked for a better teacher! I look forward to future lessons and learning to SHRED from Scott :)

Jan Tuohy Jul 14, 2015
Singing · In studio

Scott is astounding! He has a passion for teaching music and is knowledgeable in many aspects of his field. He has strong technical skills, is eager to design a forward path to meet a student's needs, and a very positive attitude to support your desire to learn. I am so happy to be learning from him and am optimistic that I will grow in the future!

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Sophia F. Jul 10, 2015
Piano · In studio

Scott is soft spoken, patient, and kind. He worked well with my 6 year old at her first piano lesson. I would highly recommend him for music students of any age.

Aiyana S. Jun 22, 2015
Singing · In home

Scott made me feel comfortable and I feel more confident!

Jenny P. Feb 24, 2015
Singing · In studio

Scott is an awesome, talented teacher! We catch on so well together. He
makes sure to keep repeating so it sticks with you. Scott Rocks! He's been
doing this for 30 years and knows a whole lot! He defiantly Is your go to

LesaS Mar 6, 2014

Excellent Teacher

I was very pleased with the instruction I received from Scott, I learned everything I wanted to know and more. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for quality and fun music lessons.


Lee R. Feb 2, 2014
Music Theory ·

Awesome Teacher, Very Professional, Super Knowledgeable

I was lucky to have Scott as my first guitar teacher. He took me from a beginner to an advanced guitarist. He is very knowledgeable and makes playing guitar fun, but also challenging. So, if you are serious about becoming a guitarist and or musician Scott is your instructor.

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John G. Jan 1, 2014
Guitar ·

great teacher

I have taken lessons with Scott in the past and have worked with him in several musical situations and i would like to give him my highest regards.

Kenneth S. Dec 11, 2013
Guitar ·

Excellent Teacher, Excellent Skill

"I have known Scott Schroen for over 25 years and he fit's perfect as a teacher, his guitar playing is right up there with all the big name guitar players, his style of teaching is easy to understand, his communication with on music is very clear, very Professional!!

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