Instructor profile

Scott Newman

Guitar / Ukulele / Bass


What do you love about music?

I love that music is a form of self-expression that is accessible to everyone. Regardless of a person’s age or experience level, all are welcome to experience the art. Music has never let me down.

Who is your favorite artist?

Brian Wilson

What are your top 5 desert island albums?

Today - The Beach Boys
Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
Into the Great Wide Open - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
American Graffiti Motion Picture Soundtrack - Various
The Great Twenty-Eight - Chuck Berry

Do you play in a band or currently perform?

Most of Scott’s performances these days are school concerts/productions that he conducts from the podium.


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Scott is a graduate of the Ball State University College of Fine Arts. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Instrumental Music Education (BSU, 1998) and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership (IPFW, 2012). Scott has taught instrumental music at the secondary level in public and private institutions in northern Indiana for 20 years. Scott's primary instruments are the guitar and saxophone. He also has experience teaching bass, ukulele and other various wind instruments. He enjoys working with young students, but has taught performance, music theory, songwriting, music history, and a myriad of musical genres to all age groups. Scott has extensive experience in sacred and secular music performance, and is passionate about maintaining music education in our schools.