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Scott Parnell

Adjunct, Department of Performing Arts

Scott Parnell graduated from The College of Wooster in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Guitar Performance. In 1997 he obtained a Master of Music in Guitar Performance from Bowling Green State University. Scott currently teaches guitar at The University of Findlay, Adrian College, and The Perrysburg Music Center.

Scott teaches all levels of guitar in Rock, Jazz and Classical. He has extensive experience in teaching beginners of all ages. He has played in many musical groups in many different genres including rock, jazz, blues, soul, classical, reggae, funk and musical theatre. Scott believes in organized teaching with clear goals and a plan to achieve these goals. His teaching philosophy and materials are based on the idea that students need a strong knowledge of the instrument to provide a solid foundation to pursue whatever style of music they desire.

Some of his Rock guitar influences are Jimi Hendrix, Alex Lifeson, Ritchie Blackmore, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Tony Iomi, Stevie Ray Vaughn, David Gilmore and Carlos Santana. Some of his Jazz influences are Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Chris Buzzelli, Gene Parker, Bob Fraser, Miles Davis and Charlie Parker. Some of his Classical guitar influences include Manuel Barrueco, Jason Werkema, Jason Vieaux and Sharon Isbin.

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