Scott Schmitz

Scott S.

Minneapolis, MN

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Scott delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2009

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.

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

Photos & Videos

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

This is me playing a solo gig at my favorite coffee shop in St. Paul. Nothing better than fresh brewed coffee and music!


4 Reviews

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Wade J. Nov 13, 2014
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
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!

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christina G. Jan 14, 2013

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

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!

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