Sally S. is a 5-string banjo student at ScottSound Music of North Dallas. She is a freshman at The Covenant School in Dallas — and has been taking banjo lessons at ScottSound Music since 2012. This past summer, Sally had the opportunity to travel around Ireland with family and friends, where she found time to play the banjo and the mandolin — and where she also had the honor of playing the piano for the Earl of Erne at Crom Castle. She spent time starting in late July as an intern at Dallas Theater Center’s Summer Stage program — and as a student in DTC’s musical theater class. The highlight of her DTC time was playing the accordion to accompany her classmates' performance of a song from the musical Cabaret. Here Sally is playing Arkansas Traveler a standard folk tune.
Sylvan P. has been a student at ScottSound Music of North Dallas for 7 years. He has taken clarinet, violin and guitar lessons. Sylvan started with the music lessons on the clarinet when he was in the fifth grade. He is now a senior in High School in Richardson, TX. After becoming a very good clarinetist, he played violin for a few months and then decided to pick up guitar. Since taking guitar lessons with Scott Whitfield, his improvisational skills have flourished. He and Scott have prepared some great YouTube videos of Sylvan playing blues, jazz, pop and rock tunes on guitar. Here Sylvan is playing Moon Dance.
Kora K. has been a summer sax student at ScottSound Music of North Dallas for three years. She is having a great time performing in her school band. Kora was featured in our Student Spotlight . This last summer she worked with her instructor Scott on jazz improvisation. Here Kora is playing St. Louis Blues.
Elliot G. has been a student at ScottSound Music for over five years. "Prior to my taking guitar lessons I had a passion for melodies with classic guitar. It soothed my mind and let my thoughts and worries simply float away. I now take guitar as a chance to express my self, not by mouth, but by the strum of the strings.
"Guitar not only lets me show off to my friends my "fine skills," but gives me that upbeat energy that I need in order to bring light to all people I encounter and make everyone's day a better one."
Other songs Elliot enjoys playing are: Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynard, Image by John Lennon, Boulevards of Broken Dreams by Greenday, and Dust in the Wind by Kansas. Here Elliot is singing and playing Time of Your Life by Greenday.
Julia G. started taking clarinet lessons at ScottSound Music of North Dallas four years ago when she enrolled in band at Levine Academy. She is now attending J.J. Pearce High School and is in the marching band. Julia got Second Band in All-Region, and an Honor Award in the Chamber Music Festival. She is thoroughly enjoying her marching band experience and can't wait to actually perform. Julia is also considering learning to play another instrument, but she isn't sure what just yet. Here Julia is playing Don’t Get Around Much Anymore by Billy Strayhorn.
J.Z. is a sixteen year old who goes to high school at Plano West. She has been a student at ScottSound Music for two years. When she's not singing or practicing piano, you can find her practicing karate, doing her homework, or surfing the web. Her dream career as a singer would be a TV star on Disney or Nickelodeon. Here J.Z. is playing The Pirates of the Caribbean.
Carla D. studies voice at ScottSound Music of North Dallas. Her dream is to perform in musical theater which is why she decided to start taking lessons at ScottSound to get more experience as a soloist. Her favorite musicals include Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Wicked, My Fair Lady and many more. Here Carla is singing When I Look at You by Wildhorn.
Blake B. has been a student at ScottSound Music for over six years. He started with piano lessons at age five and continues today. Here Blake is playing Angel of Music from Phantom of the Opera.
Blake was a member of the Mesquite Children's Chorus in 2011 and participated in the Mesquite Music Festival in 2012. Blake attends Agnew Middle School in Mesquite where he will continue playing the violin in the orchestra and the tuba in the band.