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I offer lessons in:

  • 5 String Banjo
  • Rock Bass
  • Ear Training
  • Electric / Rock Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Performance Techniques
  • Early Childhood Piano
  • Beginning Piano
  • Popular Piano
  • Songwriting
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Broadway Voice
  • Jazz Voice
  • Classical Voice
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    Scout MacKayOffering private lessons in
    Seattle, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    Scout MacKay has been professionally teaching music since 2006. Her methods are based upon cultivating her student's unique relationship to their instrument, and giving them the technical and theoretical knowledge they need to build a musical foundation. She teaches Beginning Music for young children, ages 3-5, and guitar, piano, bass, voice, songwriting, and theory to older children and teenagers.

    Lessons with Scout are personalized, energetic, and geared toward supporting students in their distinct artistic paths. Her approach to reading music and theory are fun, often humorous, and backed by original stories that she invents with her students. Scout believes that it is important for the teacher to be personally relatable to her students and to keep the experience of learning fresh. Learning never ceases as she is constantly learning new instruments and genres of music.

    Scout is an accomplished singer/songwriter who is busy in the studio recording multiple albums that incorporate the sounds and styles of music from indie-rock, jazz, country, bluegrass, world, and folk music. She has studied songwriting with Cindy Kallet and Anne Dodson as well as performing with songwriter Gordon Bok. Scout studied guitar and voice at the University of Maine in the Jazz & Contemporary Music Program, classical voice at the University of Washington, and composition and performance in songwriting at Cornish College of the Arts.

    Beginning in May 2014, lesson will be available in the studio in Columbia City. In the meantime, Scout travels to her student's houses. She currently teaches in Columbia City, Beacon Hill, Madrona, Mt. Baker, the Central District, and Capitol Hill.
    Lessons cost:

    $30 Half Hour*
    $40 Forty- five minutes
    $50 Hour

    *Half hour lessons for $25/hour when a student buys four at a time.

    Scout's music, and recently released album Paper Sleeves can be found at