Scott has been a wonderful, kind, and patient teacher for my son and his friends. They formed a little bluegrass band and Scott has, seemingly effortlessly, taught each one of them a different instrument and helped them to play together. His sweet spirit and gentle good humor create a safe and joyful environment in which to learn and grow. As a group of parents, we have been impressed by his talent and professionalism and amazed by his finesse in working with a very energetic group of young boys.

Anne Osbaldeston

I took banjo lessons with Scott and he was so patient with me. He is truly passionate about music and is a wonderful teacher. He would work with me at my pace and always made sure I understood everything before moving on. Towards the end of every lesson, he asked me to show him what I learned. That really proved to me how much he cared for making sure I was truly learning. I recommend Scott to anyone who may be nervous or intimidated by learning a new instrument, because he makes everything so comfortable and easy to learn. He can really read his clients and know how fast or slow you are picking things up and when he can move faster or needs to slow down. Thank you Scott for helping  me learn and feel more confident in myself!

Jamie Becker

Scott is an amazing music teacher! I took guitar lessons from him and he is very good at balancing fun with learning and is a great guy!

Greyson Lyon

Scott is a super music teacher! I was looking to add to my songwriting skills by learning some new techniques on guitar and Scott always had something new prepared to show me and he kept it fun. I had a great experience.

Amie Richie

Scott has show my kids how fun music can be. My son looks forward to his lessons and loves the excitement and passion that Scott demonstrates at every lesson. My daughter and I can’t wait until she starts her banjo lessons with Scott!

Kara Dostal

Talented and patient teacher. Great resource for anyone looking to learn or improve their ability on any number of instruments. Highly recommended!

James Horvath

Love, love, love the way Scott interacts with kids; he’s a total natural! They learn and have fun at the same time. He inspires them to want to play!

Paula Horvath

I take bass lessons, my 6 year old niece takes Uke lessons and my 56 year old Dad takes guitar lessons all with Scott at SLO Music Lessons! It is nice to have found someone with patience and knowledge for all ages and levels (my niece and I are beginners, Dad is advanced). Scott is so easy to communicate with. He always greets us with a smile and has been generous in his ability to reschedule on short notice when a soccer game, or work conflict arises.  The whole family recommends him to anyone interested in music and learning to play.

Jamie Russell