ScottSimon

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Scott is a professional guitarist located in Austin, Texas. He is fortunate to have studied with Manuel Barrueco, Pat Metheny, Ralph Towner, Dominic Miller (guitarist for Sting) and more while earning his PhD at the University of North Texas. After graduating, Scott extended his music studies with post-doctoral work at the University of South Florida.

As a soloist, Scott has won the The Bash Best of Award years on end. Corporate clients include Ferrari Motors and KMFA Classical Radio. He has served on the faculty of the University of South Florida (2006 – 2011) and earned degrees from Northern Oklahoma College (1990, A.A.), and the University of North Texas (2000, B.A., 2002, M.S., 2005, Ph.D.).

Highlights in Scott's diverse career in music include the publication of his dissertation on improvisation (ProQuest 2006), and his featured presentation at the UNESCO 3rd International Music Council World Forum on Music (Tunis, Tunisia 2009).

Scott is deeply committed to community service and is an active member and devoted volunteer with the Austin Classical Guitar Society (ACG).


As an educator, Scott builds technique & repertoire through music literacy, followed with core fundamentals, inspired musical intuition, and creative self-discovery.


Scott currently teaches in-person at his guitar studio in Austin, Texas or online (Zoom).


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