- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
It is Rapturous for me when a student realizes
their own musicality by going past just
playing the notes on the page, to actively
expressing the Message (which could be a
Thought, Emotion, or a Scene) that is
inherent in the piece.
In a Low Brass lesson, I have the student play:
-A quick and effective warm-up with me.
-A quick review of their assigned
-Their assigned Etude or Chart or Solo.
-A Duet with Me.
Technical aspects of Performance:
1. A mastery of ability to Sight Sing.
2. Clean Articulation.
3. A wide (and well-sounding) Range.
4. Moving between partials is Flexible.
5. A beautiful Tone.
I wish for my students to become more than
just good instrumentalists, I want for them
to always have fun with music. When a
student realizes that music can ultimately be
Emotional and Creative Outlet for them,
they will be Musicians for life!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I am a Bass Trombonist, but teach all brass instruments. I have been teaching for 20 years. I help my students build their Tone, Technique and Articulation by teaching a simple Warm-Up routine. I have written an 8-page eBook entitled "Optimal Brass Playing" that describes ten areas of best practices in Brass playing. Each of my students receives one of these.
I also heavily emphasize instruction on Sight Reading. In fact, I have recently written a book on the subject that I will soon publish entitled "Page to Performance". As a Composer, I have also written Duet parts to all 65 Introductory Melodious Etudes that were fist compiled by Alan Raph. I use these Duets in lessons to help my students strengthen their Listening Awareness skills.
I played Bass Trombone in this amateur symphony orchestra in Kensington, California.
I wrote a book on Sight Reading and Expanding Listening Awareness utilizing ten of my own compositions and sight reading exercises. I am in the process of figuring out how to get it self published.
A dream I have about this project is that Eastman and Julliard (two of the best Music schools in the U.S.) designate this book as a Must-Have for developing musicians.
I composed Duet parts to all 65 of the Introductory Melodious Etudes by Federick Sieber, compiled by Alan Raph.
I use these in Brass lessons so that my student and I can play something that exercises the student's sight reading skill AND strengthens his/her Expanding Listening Awareness.
I played all of the Tuba parts in this Brass Quintet.
Lead the this Community Band in Warm-ups and Sectionals.
Three members of the band (two Alto Saxes and one Tenor Sax) played the world premier my composition "Clown Antics" in May, 2003.
Music education in elementary music classes
Mr. Scott really is a nice person to meet. For my first voice lessons, He helped me identify what range I was comfortable with and introduced a few of his works that opened my perspective on reading music. He knows how to teach his material if you specify what exactly you want to accomplish.Show More
Scott is someone who expertly emphasizes both the fundamentals of trombone playing and musicianship. I have had the opportunity to read his melodious etudes arrangements with him and his arrangements are expertly crafted to force the performers to work on listening, phrasing, intonation and sound quality all in one fell swoop. Scott's attitude is very warm and not condescending in the slightest. He is very positive while always encouraging the player to grow. If you are a low brass player who wants a deeper understanding on the intricacies of low brass performance and overall musicianship, you should absolutely give Scott a try.Show More