Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Available: Days and hours subject to the teacher’s availability.
Duration: 30 mins and a 1-hour class.
10 week Lesson*: Individual lesson $720 (1 hour), $400 (30 mins). Lessons start at any time regardless of school terms.
* Before schedule, you can buy a 10-week package for $720 paid in full, or pay a subscription for $72 in weekly payment. Read more.
Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Music (Performance) Southern Cross University. Graduated with a High Distinction average in
Performance and Theory. Studied drums with Steve Hopes (Crossfire/Renee Geyer), David Sanders (Grace Knight/Rodriguez), David Jones (Pyramid)
Scott is a highly qualified teacher of all genres of drum set performance.
Based in the Northern Rivers he has held drum set teaching positions at SCU UNI, Northern Rivers Conservatorium, various Schools and Colleges for over 20 years, conducted workshops, clinics in drum set performance, small ensemble and rhythm reading. Passionate about his music, Scott has become known Australia wide as a highly sort after accompanist both live and in the recording studio, known for his versatility in all genres. He has played on over 200 albums, over 20 so far in 2020.
His performing/recording credits include: John Williamson, Candi Staton (USA), Troy Cassar-Daley, Kristina Olsen (USA), Davey Knowles (USA), The McClymonts, Vanetta Fields (USA), Melinda Schneider, Travis Collins, Adam Brand, The Flood, Crossfire, Sara Storer, Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Gina Jeffires, Amber Lawrence, Jimmy Little, Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool), Fred Eaglesmith (Canada), Barry Crocker, Shannon Noll, Casey Barnes, Brad Butcher,
Tania Kernaghan and many others.
Scott has won a Golden Guitar Award with his band The Flood for “Best Group”. The Flood was also nominated for an ARIA award in 2007 for “Best Blues and Roots Album”. Since 2002 Scott has been the drummer for Award-winning Australian songwriter Graeme Connors playing on all of his national tours.
From 2008- 2016 he was a member of the backing band for Telstra Road to Discovery songwriter program which included a national tour as the support act for Bon Jovi’s Australian tour in 2013) Within his local live music scene on the Far North Coast of NSW, Scott is very active amongst the jazz scene as well as a variety of other styles. Artists over the years include: The Cath Simes Band, Jim Kelly’s Thrillseekers, Greg Lyon’s Hipoperation, Elizabeth Lord, Leigh
James, Juzzy Smith, Hudibrastic Funk, Kirk Lorange, Jo Jo Smith Band, Aaron West and The Custodians, The Feramones, Chris Fisher, Jack Thorncraft, Leigh Carriage, Laura Nobel and many others.
Scott has over 25 years of drum tutoring experience and has taught over 500 drummers many whom have gone on to have successful careers within the Music Industry. Peter Wilkins (Blue King Brown, Rodriguez), Mal Lancaster (Beccy Cole, Amber Lawrence), Dominic Lynch (NY Broadway musicals), Ben Cox (Marshall and the Fro), Jacob Mann (Jaguar Jonze, Band of Frequencies), Byron Goodwin (Lachey Doley Trio), Jake Dominey (Toni Childs) Scott’s passion for the study of music and famous drummers means lessons focus on exploring the various approaches to creative drumming and musicianship to suit each student’s needs.