Scott Giambusso

Scott G.

Silver Spring, MD

About Scott G.

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Scott teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: May 1987
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

A native of Washington DC, Scott has performed for over 45 years in various shows, bands & theaters. He has worked with The Glenn Miller Orchestra and The Modernaires; The Peter Duchin Orchestra; The Ink Spots; The Tokens; Rory (Disney Channel); Charlie Byrd; Susannah McCorkle; Keely Smith & John Colianni (accompanist for Mel Torme) to name a few.
He has also toured for the USO with Miss USA in Europe 85’ (With an 18 year old Halle Berry) and Miss USA in Central America 86’.
Besides playing a in few theater pits, Scott has also performed on the stage as a musical character in the Kennedy Center’s ‘92 production of “Pump Boys & Dinettes”, taking the role of inbred “Eddie” to new lows.
In 2005, upon the return of guitarist Dan Hovey from a NY career joined with drummer John Zidar to form Gigahertz [GHz]. The trio was an effort to reconnect with the music he grew up with. The band quickly became a known entity on the DC music scene.
Currently he is in his 15th year as a member of the Adjunct Jazz Faculty of Montgomery College, MD teaching electric bass and converting his students to upright bass players.
As a versatile musician, Scott is constantly changing hats to survive in an ever changing music climate and continues to work as a
full time musician in and around the Washington DC area. He has developed a reputation as a go to guy subbing for bands when they need
someone who can walk in and get the job done.
Besides teaching at Montgomery College and privately, he owns a recording studio making demos for local groups and also creates sheet
music for bands and singers.


*** Lesson Details ***
I am more than a teacher, I am a musical coach. I will offer exercises that will stimulate your musical creative juices. I quickly assess my students strong and weak points and guide the student how to become a balanced player. Emphasis on rhythm is always important. Whatever genre you wish to study I can guide you through the channels to reach your musical dreams.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Pro-tools Recording studio
Fender deluxe hot rod amp for guitar
Fender Super Champ amp for guitar
Mark bass amp 1x12
Mark bass amp 2x6
Genz Benz shuttle 9 bass head
Genz Benz Uber cab. 4x10
Genz Benz bass cab' 2x10
Electro voice PA system.
Rogers Drum kit
Kurzweil Keyboard

*** Travel Equipment ***
Anything needed including amps, music, cables, books, metronome, etc.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, dixieland, swing, bebop, contemporary and smooth.
Rock old school and contemporary
Folk and country

Photos and Videos

In 2001 I performed with Chuck Berry Here is Chuck handing me his guitar pick to help me tune his guitar.

Experience

Impresario

Mar 2014 - Present
New Door Productions

A 45 year veteran of professional music in Washington DC
Scott G. is an established figure on the music horizon.
He has worked his life as a Musician / Singer / Composer / Teacher / Recording Engineer / Music Calligrapher / Booking Agent. As a multi instrumentalist, he can teach Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Classical and Electric Guitar, Ukulele, and Tuba. Also a skilled song writer

Education

Music / Sociology

Jan 2014 - Present
Bandstand University

music

Jan 1971 - Present
Bandstand University

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians

May 1979
AFM

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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17 Reviews on Scott G.

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Leah M. Aug 8, 2016
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
Scott is an easy-going, talented natural teacher. Leah had a great first lesson!
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Terri Aug 1, 2016
Music Performance · In studio
I love my lessons with Scott. Prior to 10 months ago, I had not sung one note in public. Strictly a shower singer. With Scott's help in performance, singing, and band leading, I am guest singing with 2 bands in town. Seriously, this is a dream come true! I can speak to, sing, and do things now that weren't even imagined a year ago. I am still learning, and Scott makes that fun. He challenges me because he knows of my goals, but it's done in a positive way. I will likely start learning the ukulele from him. Because of his experience, Scott is a great mentor. He is well respected among his peers, and well respected by me!
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Gabriel Jun 9, 2016
Ukulele · In studio
Verified Student
I have never used the ukulele before, however, within the first 15 minutes Scott had me playing songs along with him. He was very patient and helpful with any mistakes I was making. I am excited for out next lesson.
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Candace K. May 16, 2016
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
It's so much fun learning ukulele with Scott. I like his style of teaching. It's very laid back, and you feel like you are making music in your first few lessons. I'm looking forward to more lessons and feel motivated to practice and learn more.
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Ali E. Dec 29, 2015
Singing · In home
Verified Student
Scot is a great teacher and musician. He is truly passionate about music. If you love music, you will love having your lessons with Scott.
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Clare D. Nov 20, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Outstanding. Great teacher
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Tim Sep 12, 2015
Upright Bass · In studio
Scott has changed the way I play music for the better. He is able to give me so many helpful and actually practical exercises that improve my technique so much. He is able to point out the your flaws and work with you, while keeping his lessons interesting and useful. With years of experience on his belt, he can teach you what you need in an efficient and respectful manner. On top of that, he is a pretty cool person. Definitely worth looking into taking lessons if you are searching for a teacher who works hard to improve technique.
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Bomi S. Sep 5, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
It was a fun first lesson. I look forward to the next one.
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Nick Aug 24, 2015
Upright Bass · In studio
Scott is not only an incredible bassist and musician, but he is an passionate and willing teacher. He was able to tell right away what my strengths and weaknesses were as a musician, and he began to strengthen my weak points while improving my strong points as soon as the first lesson. No teacher in the past has been able to push my musical boundaries the way Scott has, and he has always found a way for me to understand even the most complex musical ideas. He has many years of experience to call upon as he teaches, and he never fails to show his wisdom.
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David Aug 2, 2015
Upright Bass · In home
Scott is an awesome musician and a great teacher! I am actually a trumpet player who meets with Scott (as often as possible) to learn jazz improvisation from a true master.

Scott has a gift for making complicated things seem easy. In a jazz improvisation lesson he told me, "The trick is to keep the melody in your head, while you're creating a completely new melody." This one suggestion has completely changed my playing - and I hope - made me a much better jazz player.

He is an excellent musician, one of the best bass players around. He plays so VERY musically and swings really hard. If you have an interest in learning the bass, Scott is one of your best options.
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