Scott Spindel

Scott S.

Newbury Park, CA

About Scott S.

Background check: Last verified 08/31/2016
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Scott teaches: Ages 7 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 1990
Last sign in: Today


I have been teaching private lessons since 1990 and am currently available to teach lessons at your home, or in my studio. I have helped students learn chords to accompany themselves when singing, learn rock, blues, and country lead guitar, and read music. Together we can tailor a course that will help you achieve your personal musical goals.

I have been playing guitar since 1968. I have enjoyed my life making music and love sharing my knowledge. I look forward to helping new students achieve their goals. My teaching style is fun, casual, and challenging. Let's make this happen for you!

Photos and Videos

Live at The Oxnard Strawberry Festival with The Unusual Suspects


Lead Guitarist

Jul 2014 - Present
The Unusual Suspects

Lead guitarist for Top 40 dance band, touring Southern and Central California

Guitar Player/Lead Singer

Jun 1999 - Aug 2013
Beats Workin'

Lead guitarist and lead singer in 70s & 80s cover band, touring throughout Southern California

Guitar player/Lead Singer

Apr 1984 - Aug 1989
County Line Band

Lead guitarist and singer in country rock band, touring throughout Southern California.


BA in Graphic Design

Sep 1979 - Dec 1981
Cal State University Long Beach

Music Theory

Sep 1973 - Jun 1974
Thousand Oaks High School

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency



Oct 2007
National Association of Realtors


First Place Battle of the Bands

Aug 1989
Simi Valley Days


Ventura County Blues Society

Jun 2009

The Ventura County Blues Society is dedicated to preserving the rich history of Blues music by providing awareness and supporting Blues education in the Ventura County and surrounding areas. In addition, the society will provide funding to community charities.
This will be accomplished by: Promoting community blues events. Providing a forum to discuss blues music, its performers, performances, writers, promoters and historians. Increasing awareness of blues events, performers, venues, publications and recordings.
Providing access to all music lovers in support of the blues genre by scheduling monthly events.

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18 Reviews on Scott S.

Jimmy Sep 13, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Scott is a fantastic teacher. He is very clear in his explanations and gives immediate feedback to help you avoid developing bad habits. I highly recommend him.
Jennifer K. Aug 25, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Scott is great! My daughter is leaning so much from him and looks forward to her weekly lessons.
Jennifer K. Aug 24, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Scott is great! My daughter is leaning so much from him and looks forward to her weekly lessons.
Jane B. Aug 8, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
He did a lot in my first lesson. Friendly and knowledgeable. I'm excited about learning more.
Daniel D. Aug 4, 2016
In home
Verified Student
He's a kind-hearted man and an inspirational teacher.
Loribeth B. Aug 1, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Friendly guy. Highly recommended. He shreds.
Donna May 16, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
In just four lessons my daughter has learned a lot from Scott and is excited about practicing and learning more. He is a very easy going, patient and fun teacher.
Phil Mar 8, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Scott really knows his stuff. His playing and understanding of music is outstanding. I look forward to him teaching more about playing guitar.
Joe Sep 29, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
I hired Scott to teach my teenage daughter the Acoustic Guitar. She took weekly lessons for almost a year, with GREAT results. Scott has amazing skill in both guitar playing and teaching, a wonderful combination of talents. My daughter's love and dedication to her music lives on, due to a large extent on his teaching and encouragement.
Riis Sep 22, 2015
Scott is very efficient and gave me a huge experience of new songs and learning. He is very helpful when it comes to when you are confused or irritated with something
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