I’m currently accepting new students for Online Individual Instruction (one-offs or recurring sessions).

I’m also offering several Group Classes thru the Durham Jazz Workshop/Sharp Nine Gallery, details are here: https://www.durhamjazzworkshop.org/online-classes.html A solid internet connection and a computer/tablet (preferred) or smartphone is required.

All online lessons include follow-up written or video feedback to submitted “assignments”. I have about 40 years of experience instructing and collaborating with guitarists, non-guitarists, singers, singer-songwriters, poets and dancers. I’ve had the good fortune of playing and learning from many accomplished musicians/artists, including some of my personal favorites.

My approach to instructing is fluid, not “cookie cutter”. We’re all individuals with varying interests, experiences and skill-sets; I consider it all. We can explore approaches to improvisation, accompaniment, composition and arranging ideas – and more – in a variety of genres.

I’ve been instructing online since mid-March 2020 and have found it to be a very effective platform. My students are progressing as quickly as ever, and in most cases even moreso. If you’d like to learn more, email me with any questions ss@scottsawyer.net or text 919-423-4853 to schedule a phone call. *I’m offering FREE 15-minute Zoom consultations through Dec 31, 2020 (maybe longer).

Finally, for the “jazzers” out there, here’s a home recording from 2005, live and unedited…saxophonist Glen Ingram and I performing “I Remember You”. https://vimeo.com/398980720