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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5 Reviews

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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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