Scott - Teacher #1908

- Electric Bass

- Composition
- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)

- English

Teaching Philosophy

As an educator, I cater to both adults and children, beginners, intermediate, advanced, hobbyists or players who are interested in playing at the professional level and can also assist students in auditioning for post secondary music programs.
I am keen on helping students develop their own style according to your personality and tastes.

Musical Education



Vancouver, BC

-High School Diploma


Nelson, BC

-Concentration on bass guitar performance, composition, music theory and recording techniques



-Advanced jazz improvisation with vibraphone master Gary Burton


Completed a Bachelor of Music majoring in contemporary music composition at Vancouver Community College

Special Skills and Training

I was born and raised in Vancouver B.C. and have been playing bass guitar professionally for 20 years. Most recently I have been part of the Vancouver Community College music program working on completing my degree in composition for contemporary music while performing and composing as a member of the VCC gamelan ensemble (Gamelan Si Pawit) as well as the VCC Latin jazz ensemble. I specialize in rock, R&B, soul, jazz and world music but I am experienced in all styles of bass playing. I have toured throughout Western Canada, the USA and Southeast Asia and have performed in venues such as The Center for the Performing Arts (Vancouver), Richards On Richards (Vancouver), the ACT Theatre (Maple Ridge, BC), The Cloverdale Rodeo, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Surrey Fusion Festival and a house gig at Chilkoot Charlies (Anchorage, AK). I have appeared on CBC TV and the Shaw Cable network, including the talk show Urban Rush and have shared the stage with such Swollen Members, Leon Russell, Blue Oyster Cult, Jefferson Starship, Honeymoon Suite, Prism and Nick Gilder w/Sweeney Todd. I have also worked as a volunteer music teacher in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2010/11 .


30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).