Scott was born in Canada and began playing the guitar at the age of 14 inspired by his older brother. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Humber College one of Canada’s most acclaimed musical institutions. There he studied with Canada’s highly renowned guitarist Lorne Lofsky and played in numerous ensembles owing to his highly proficient level of sight reading. Upon graduation he was a busy freelance musician playing with the likes of The Temptations, The Platters, The Miracles and The Drifters to name a few. He has had the pleasure and honor of playing for audiences from 6 to 6000.
Scott is thrilled to be living in Japan with the Japanese who themselves are naturally inquisitive and very open to all forms of musical styles. Japan is known for its rich guitar culture that includes appreciation of musical styles and the further development of inspiring instruments. Scott has fallen in love with the guitar driven music of Japan from 70’s and 80’s of such artists as Anzen Chitai, Crystal King, Godaigo and Hideaki Tokunaga. Scott also enjoys the presence of guitar in more traditional Japanese music such as Enka artists as Takahashi Hosokawa, Sayuri Ishikawa and Jpop from Teresa Teng to current Jpop artists.
Scott has been teaching for over 15 years. He is a father himself and values the importance of music in a young child’s life. Patience and dedication fosters a love of music that will translate into skill and ability. Student’s ability will give them confidence to be open to new experiences and to try new things. These skills will allow students to become comfortable living in the emerging global community. The American Guitar Academy is proud to have him as part of our team!