Our Private Lessons
Banjo is a festive and fun instrument to play. Whether it’s swingin’ jazz, blazin’ bluegrass, or old-time folk music, the banjo creates a bright, pleasing & percussive sound. We teach all styles of banjo on tenor, plectrum, five string and folk banjo. You will learn how to read music or tablature and play by ear. Playing the banjo is very satisfying and fun.
Guitar can be sweet and mellow folk songs played around the campfire, or searing leads throughout rock and roll songs. Rhythm guitar works to propel rock and country bands. Our guitar instructors can work with you in learning to play any style of guitar from classical, to folk, to country, to rock to jazz. Guitar can also be a great instrument to accompany vocalists.
Bass is a driving force in a rock band. It creates the foundation for the music in many different styles. Learn to create bass lines for jazz, rock & country music. We will take you from learning the notes to playing by ear. Many of our students perform every week in their contemporary church services.
Piano is a very complete instrument to learn music fundamentals. It is an outstanding accompaniment instrument. As a solo instrument the piano is very expressive. It has a dynamic range of notes from low to high. The piano are used in classical, pop, rock, country, folk and jazz music. The piano is the fundamental instrument in church music.
Voice is the most personal form of musical expression. Learn to sing pop, classical, or religious music. Students learn to use their voice to express musical artistry. Our voice instructor will teach you to sing properly from the basics to more advanced techniques. You will be able to use your voice to pursue the style of your choice from rock and roll to religious to classical to country to jazz.
The Drums keep the beat in any group. Learn how to rock, swing & create great effects with the drums. Our drum and percussion instructors will take you through the fundamentals of reading and learning to play drum set, or percussion instruments in band or orchestra. The beat goes on with a great drummer.
The Ukulele produces a refreshing “island” flavor in music. Great for accompanying, the uke is very rhythmic. It is a great starter instrument for youth or adults. The ukulele works great for very young students not developed enough to play guitar. Starting a youngster on uke makes the transition to guitar very easy.
The Clarinet is a great wind instrument. It has a dynamic range and it is used in classical and jazz music. Clarinets are used in bands and orchestras and smaller jazz ensembles. They can produce very warm sounds or very brilliant sounds, depending on the range the performer is playing in.
The Saxophone is most known for its role in jazz and rock and roll music. However the saxophone is widely used in band and occasionally in orchestra music. The sax produces a very brilliant sound and competes well in a band with other instruments. We can take you from the very beginning of note reading to playing songs on the saxophone.
The flute is a beautiful light sounding instrument used in band and orchestra music. It is also an excellent jazz instrument. The low register of the flute is particularly warm. The high register can be very shrill and commanding. We will teach you to play the flute so you can play all the great music you want to play on the flute.
Music Theory is the process of understanding the language of music. It is very important for the player to understand structure and anticipate the music before they play it. Music Theory is also vital in musicians being to write their own music and in arranging music in a way in which it makes sense to the player and the listener. We offer Music Theory Seminars and Master Classes to all of our students as we feel Music Theory is a vital part of learning to play any musical instrument.
ScottSound Music’s Ensemble Performance Programs
ScottSound Music’s Ensemble Performance Programs have been a vital part of our mission since the company’s inception. We have folk groups, rock bands as well as a banjo jam. These are students are at similar levels of playing. Each group has a director that rehearses with them to get them to a performing level and they perform from time to time at restaurants, clubs, backyard parties and festivals.
Ensemble Performance Programs
Music Arranging & Songwriting
Our music arrangement programs are primarily for students that already write music and have a basic understanding of music theory and composition. Songwriting is taking the student’s ideas and teaching them to arrange them the right way.
Music Theory & Composition
Music theory is the study of how music is written and played. Music theory defines and analyzes the fundamental elements of music – rhythm, harmony, melody, structure, form, and texture. If you want to learn to write your own songs this is the place to start. Thinking of majoring in music? Let us give you a head start.