Scott Schmitz

Scott S.

Minneapolis, MN

About Scott S.

Scott teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2009
Last sign in: More than two months


I began playing guitar as a teenager and fell in love with the instrument. I immersed myself in everything I could get my hands on: rock, blues, classical scores, you name it. Through private instruction I learned the science behind the instrument and the fundamentals of music theory. I began performing in local bands when I was 14, getting on stage to play anything from punk to acoustic alternative. It was at this time that I discovered other instruments. I began to sing and play piano, which are now passions of mine

I entered the University of Minnesota's School of Music in 2009 and music became my life. I furthered my performance abilities and expanded my interests. I graduated in early 2014 with my degree in music therapy.

I currently teach music full time and perform regularly around the Twin Cities. I play as lead guitar and backup vocalist for The Paper Days, a local folk rock group. I perform as a solo artist at local coffee shops, restaurants and bars.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Amplifiers for acoustic and electric guitars; effects pedals; Vocal and instrumental microphones; recording software

*** Travel Equipment ***
My own instruments and sheet music. I expect students to have their own instruments and music stand.

*** Specialties ***
Songwriting, folk, acoustic, alternative rock, classic rock, modern rock, pop, classical, jazz.

Photos and Videos

This is me singing and playing with my band, The Paper Days, at a Minneapolis venue.


Bachelor of Music, Music Therapy
Sep 2009 - May 2014
University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2009 - May 2014
University of Minnesota

4 Reviews on Scott S.

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Wade J. Nov 13, 2014
Verified Student · Acoustic Guitar · In home
Scott has been a great teacher and has been able to present things in a way I can understand but also pushing me to learn new things every lesson. He also listened to me and understood how I wanted to learn. It has been a great experience!
Suzanne Y. May 7, 2013
Verified Student · Guitar ·

I have had three lessons with Scott and I already know a ton of stuff. He is super awesome and fun to learn from! I can't wait for more! He is really good at teaching and he doesn't move too fast for me. He pushes me and it helps out a lot!
christina G. Jan 14, 2013
Verified Student · ·
Great teacher

The teacher has been wonderful with my child. Reliable and kind to my child. Knows how to teach him in a way he will learn.
MeriD Jul 16, 2012
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Scott is an amazing teacher!. He is very patient and has great tips for improving my technique. He is always positive and makes learning a lot of fun. I would definitly recommend him as a teacher!
Scott Schmitz
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