Growing up in San Diego, Scott comes from a musical family in which he and all his siblings played multiple music instruments. Inspired by his father's piano skills, Scott began learning piano at eight years old, and a few years leater added saxophone and flute. As a teenager, his skill was such that he was invited to play in numerous bands playing many genres of music. Later, after having two kids, Scott became the very popular director of the after school chorus at Robert Down Elementary school in Pacific Grove where he served for 10 years. Each year over 100 students would fall in love with music and song through his fun, easy going and creative approach to teaching.
Scott moved to the South Bay area in the mid 2000's and in 2012 became music director for Comedy Sportz, taking on the challenging task of accompanying improvisational theater performances. Then, not unlike many who took time to evaluate their life priorities during the Covid shutdowns, Scott began to pursue the idea of using music and teaching skills in order to make a difference in children's lives, and in particular, those who have special needs. As a result, he reached out to The Music Place where he found the perfect platform to serve the community with his gifts and passions.
At the same time, The Music Place found Scott to be a perfect candidate to be trained to teach Early Music Awareness, and happily embraced his wonderful skills in saxophone, flute, piano and naturally, Instrument Survey. And of course, he also enjoys the challenge of teaching adaptive lessons for high functioning students with disabilities.
Scott is a kind teacher who loves to make learning fun for his students, adapting his approach to accommodate each individual, but always sprinkling humor and a relaxed approach to keep kids engaged.
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