Scott currently instructs here, click the links for info:
East Carolina University School of Music (Greenville, NC). Applied Jazz Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz Pedagogy
Guitarists, improvisers, songwriters, instrumentalists, singers…are you:
- Feeling stuck?
- Looking for new ideas and approaches?
- Interested in taking an inventory of “what you know”, and developing a more effective practice routine?
- Wanting to better understand “music theory”, in an organic and musical way that supports making/performing, writing and arranging music?
- Looking to strengthen your ears, and become a better improviser?
- Looking to expand your harmonic palette and become a better accompanist?
Learn to play what you hear, and hear what you want to play. NO “Empty Scale Exercises”.
I’ve been instructing for many years. My approach varies…I don’t have a “one size fits all” method, but all students are presented with core materials that transcend particular genres. I’ve learned that what works well for one student may not for another, as there are different styles of learning. Like you, I have my strengths and weaknesses. If you’re interested in improvising, I can help you find “your voice”. If you’re interested in accompaniment, or learning more about how music works and how that applies in a practical manner to “your music” or/and the guitar; I’m here to help you. I work with all ages, beginning-intermediate to advanced, hobbyists and working musicians; guitarists and non-guitarists, from all walks of life.
I enjoy working with anybody who makes time to engage with and enjoy “the process“. ~ SS
Scott Sawyer offers private instruction (individual and duo lessons) at the Durham Jazz Workshop to guitarists, other instrumentalists and singers.
- *Contact Scott directly for lesson rates, and to schedule/pay for individual lessons. firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-423-4853
- **Contact Durham Jazz Workshop for info and to register for Combos, Group Lessons, Instrumental and Vocal Workshops. Rates vary, call or email Dave Finucane (Director) to ensure that the class is a good fit for you. 919.486-5299 (JAZZ) email@example.com.