Scott L. Davis, professional drums and percussion teacher and recording artist, has been teaching private lessons, and the occasional group clinic, for over 14 years. This includes a 5 year stint on the teaching faculty at Centerstage Academy of Performing Arts, a private music and theatre school in York County, Virginia.
In addition, Scott has over 20 years of experience as a freelance performer, and has done extensive performance and recording studio work during that time.
His experience includes teaching basic to advanced drumming techniques to hundreds of students of all ages and skill levels, as well as performing in countless shows, from the biggest stages (such as the renowned Hampton Coliseum) to the smallest hole-in-the-wall clubs, and everywhere in between.
Scott is well versed in playing and teaching many different genres of music on the drumset, as well as global percussion/hand percussion instruments, classical percussion, and rudimental snare drum. He also has experience working in Musical Theater, having formerly been the principle percussionist for productions such as Company, Oklahoma, Damn Yankees, Sweeney Todd and more.
Scott has studied with some of the very best drummers and musicians in the business, including Virginia’s own beloved jazz drummer, radio personality and bandleader, Jae Sinnett; Ed Soph (master jazz drummer and teacher at the UNT School of Music); Michael Hawkins (long-time bassist for the legendary jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut); the late Tim Bishop, former principle percussionist for The Virginia Symphony, and Rich Mossman (Producer/Nashville session drummer).
Scott studied music at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA, with a Major in Music Performance, and a certificate in Jazz Studies.
Scott is currently teaching private lessons from his home studio in Penn Valley, CA, and is an adjunct vendor with Grass Valley Charter School. Private lessons are offered in the studio, as well as via Zoom or FaceTime.
Group clinics and percussion sectional consulting are also available.
I am a strong believer that everyone should be able to have a life of music. That's why I became a teacher. Whether you're a just a beginner or an advanced student needing guidance, let's explore music together!