Scott currently instructs here, click the links for info:

Online “face-to-face”

Durham Jazz Workshop (Durham, NC). Individual and Group Guitar, Instrumental Combos, Workshops, Vocal Workshop (Individual and Group). click here for Google Map

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”.


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. or 919-423-4853
  • **Contact Durham Jazz Workshop for info and to register for Combos, Group Lessons, Instrumental and Vocal Workshops. Rates vary. Vall or email Dave Finucane (Director) to ensure that the class is a good fit for you. 919.486-5299 (JAZZ)