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: 5 days ago


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.

23 Reviews on Scott S.

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Barry Mar 26, 2017
· Guitar · In home
Scott is a great guitar teacher. Willing to work with my work schedule. Very patient and flexible in teaching methods and focuses on what I want to learn and not his own agenda. Just about the best guitar instructor I've ever had!
Laura Netherlin Mar 3, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · Online
Scott is a great guitar instructor. Patient, relaxed and very encouraging. He makes learning guitar a wonderful experience for my 10 year old.
Callie Mar 2, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
My daughter just had her very first guitar lesson with Scott. He kept her engaged and quickly seemed to find the pace she was comfortable with. I asked her on the way home what she thought and she said "I loved it"
Cliff Feb 22, 2017
· Guitar · Online
Scott knows his stuff! He meets you at the level where you are and starts working you up from there. Once we got past the website technical problems (not his fault) we were able to use another method to continue online with much better results. Plenty of homework to do now to get ready for the next lesson.
Jane B. Feb 3, 2017
· Guitar · In home
I've been taking lessons from Scott for 6 months. It's obvious he really likes what he does. He packs a lot into a lesson, listens to and answers questions. He is teaching me to read music, something I've always wanted. Maintains high expectations. I respect his knowledge and ability. Can't wait to learn more!
Jimmy Sep 13, 2016
· Guitar · Online
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
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
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
He did a lot in my first lesson. Friendly and knowledgeable. I'm excited about learning more.
Daniel D. Aug 4, 2016
· · In home
He's a kind-hearted man and an inspirational teacher.
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