Scott Smith

Scott S.

Rochester, NY
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About

Scott delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2008

Through formal and self- instructed lessons from age 12, I've learned country, folk, blues, rock, and metal techniques and formed several local bands as lead vocalist and lead/rhythm guitarist.
Writing and recording my own music has been a hobby for over 30 years.
Teaching new guitarists is very rewarding to me. To see the light come on and watch a student perform a song, express themselves musically, and create their own composition is an awesome experience.
An active music enthusiast from a young age, I learned clarinet technique and music theory from age 9 through public schools, performing in orchestra and marching band.

Experience

Guitar student
Jan 1972 - Aug 2017
Self and formal instruction

Continuous Pursuit in knowledge, ability, technique, and instructing on the guitar instrument

Beginner and Intermediate Guitar Instruction
Jan 2008 - Jun 2016
Self

Enjoying the amazing experience of being a guitar instructor and helping guide students along this fabulous Journey

Home Studio music composition and recording
Jan 1984 - Jun 2016
Self

Composing and recording multitrack song files of my original works.

performing rock band vocalist and lead/rhythm guitarist
Jul 1980 - Jun 2016
3 local bands and 3 local worship teams

middle and high school clarinet student, 7 years
Sep 1968 - Jun 1976
Public School

Education

Through formal and self- instructed lessons from age 12, I've learned country, folk, blues, rock, and metal techniques and formed several local bands as lead vocalist and lead/rhythm guitarist
Jan 1968 - Jul 2016
formal and self- instructed
middle and high school clarinet student, 7 years
Sep 1968 - Jun 1976
local

Photos & Videos

Cover song from an open jam- lots of fun with the solos in this one!
Cover song from an open jam- cool difference in tones of rhythm and lead guitars.
An awesome time sharing the joy with a large group of learning-challenged friends.
Wedding music at a local church

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Worship music at a large gathering of learning-challenged friends

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Rocking out at an open jam

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7 Reviews

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Leah Nov 27, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

This is my first time ever taking lessons and learning guitar with an instructor. Scott has been amazing and I’ve learned so much from only two lessons so far. After leaving my first lesson with Scott I had the excitement to start learning and Couldn’t wait to get home to practice!

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John Nov 22, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Scott is patient, develops a plan that is geared to me and my style of playing and level of learning. I enjoy progressing slowly but steady to improve on what I've learned

Erin Mar 23, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Scott is information and patient. He's knowledgeable about the topics and the music.

Jacqueline Jul 30, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I loved my guitar lessons from Mr. Smith. He made learning the guitar fun and easy. I also liked the short devotionals we did. I would definitely recommend Mr. Smith to anyone who wants to learn the guitar. Her is a great teacher!

SCS Jul 27, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I really appreciate Scott's encouragement in teaching me and his experience from years of playing guitar. I can learn songs by ear now! He even helped me buy my first guitar!

Melody Jul 27, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Scott did a great job helping me at my own pace to learn technique and chords to play the songs I chose....thanks!

Lynne Jul 2, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Scott's teaching method is very pleasant, helpful, and effective- I was playing a popular song after my first lesson!

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