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The Adrian College Music Department

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Scott Parnell graduated from The College of Wooster in 1995 with a Bachelors of Arts in Music, Guitar Performance. In 1997 he obtained a Masters of Music in Guitar Performance from Bowling Green State University. Scott currently teaches guitar at Bluffton University, Adrian College, Owens Community College and The Perrysburg Music Center. During the summer he also teaches a Rock School program in Perrysburg.

Scott teaches all levels of guitar in Rock, Jazz and Classical. He has played in many musical groups in many different genres including rock, jazz, classical, blues, reggae, funk and musical theater. 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, Paul Gilbert, Toni Iomi, Stevie Ray Vaughn, David Gilmore and Carlos Santana. Some of his jazz influences are Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell, Chris Buzzelli, Miles Davis and Charlie Parker.  Some of his classical guitar influences include Manuel Barrueco, Jason Werkema, Jason Vieaux and Sharon Isbin.