Want to learn from Grammy-nominated guitarist Scott Nygaard? You can take lessons in-person in the San Francisco Bay Area. Email scottnyg (at) gmail.com to arrange a lesson.
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With more than 35 years of teaching experience, including myriad guitar camps and workshops, Scott can teach a variety of levels and styles, including bluegrass, old-time, swing, jazz, folk, and various world flatpicking styles. He is a master of flatpicking technique and improvisation, and has a clear, concise method for learning the guitar’s fingerboard. He is also adept at diagnosing what a player needs to work on in order to advance technically and musically.
Scott has recorded numerous instructional videos, including Bluegrass Lead Guitar, from which the video below is taken.
Scott also has a large library of songs and lessons in notation and tab, and can create new music to suit a student’s needs, as with the bluegrass rhythm guitar examples shown below.