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?

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

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.