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Private Music Lesson Program at SLO Music Lessons

SLO Music Lessons was established to provide high quality, interactive, personalized music lessons for all ages of student for Guitar, Violin, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, Piano, Upright or Electric Bass, and Vocals.

First lessons generally last for about an hour of time.

At the first session, we will evaluate your current level of musicianship and I’ll help identify some possible goals.

If you’ve had experience: I might ask you to play something for me. If you have questions or topics you want to explore, you may lead our direction by suggesting a topic or question.

If you’re brand new: I’m more than used to guiding a very thorough first session that covers technique for making clean notes, making basic rhythms, reading different forms of notation, playing simple fun songs, and setting up a path to learn chords.

If you’ve played learned to play another instrument to proficiency, and you are looking for an expedited trip to learning another instrument fast, I can help you do that.

At the end of the first session, we will discuss:

Is this a good fit for both of us?

How often do we want to meet in person?

Rough draft of goals and future lesson plan / lesson portal preview*

Most students will then visit on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis Monday – Friday, at a scheduled time between approximately 10AM – 6:30PM.

Through regular in-person guidance and instruction in a laid back comfortable studio, and regular interaction with the brand new student portal system, students learn to enhance their abilities at any level.  

Expert Veteran Music Teacher

Scott has been teaching music lessons on a professional level since 2005. He is a great player and arranger of music for Guitar, Violin, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, Piano, and Upright and Electric Bass.

As a player of mult-instruments, he can help you understand the role of your instrument in an ensemble.

Custom, Personalized Music Lessons

Students are encouraged to bring in music that they enjoy listening to, and would want to emulate on their instrument. Most times, we can use these special songs as vehicles to decode the basics of music.  By using music that you actually enjoy, the desired effect is that you are more inclined to practice something you enjoy.

Scott is a master at listening to something and arranging it for the instrument you’re playing.

Bring in your favorites! Let’s learn em!


Comfortable Clean Studio, No Adjacent Practice Rooms

We keep a tidy, neat, comfortable studio here at SLO Music Lessons.  We stock water, and bubbly zero-calorie La Croix in a variety of flavors in case you’re thirsty. We have comfortable seating in the lesson room, and in the waiting area. We stock foot stools of many shapes and sizes for our smaller clients so their feet reach the floor while playing.

Pricing Information

Cancellation Policy


Excused cancellations with 24 hours minimum notice are allowed as frequently as needed!

SLO Music Lessons requests that you do not cancel with less than 24 hours minimum notice. I ask for this is a common-courtesy to me, as well as students who are trying to schedule times during the week and keep our schedules full, busy, and running smoothly.

This does not apply in the case of sudden emergency or illness, in which you will always be excused.

The best way to notify SLO Music Lessons of and upcoming absence is via Text/Voice message at 1-805-801-0753.

or E-Mail: [email protected]

Lesson Fees

All lesson fees due day of lesson or in advance. Lesson fees are payable with cash, check, credit/debit, or Apple/Android Pay.

If you have any issue with this form not working:

please e-mail [email protected] or text/call us at  1-805-801-0753

New Student Online Lesson Request Form

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Who will be taking these Lessons?

Which instruments are you interested in?

Do you already have an instrument?

Online or In-Person?

What kind of lesson formats are you interested in?

What day(s) of the week are you available?

Gift Certificate(s)

If you have any issue with this form not working, please e-mail [email protected] or call us at  1-805-801-0753

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