Scott Cain is the co-founder of Northwest School of Music. He has been actively teaching guitar lessons in Texas since 1978, and has been teaching music in Austin, Texas since 1981. He is well versed in the pedagogy of Classical, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Country, Finger Picking, and Pop Styles.
Scott is a graduate of the University of North Texas State with a degree in Performance of Guitar, and he has won awards for both teaching and performance. Scott is also a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Honor Society. Many of Scott’s students have won scholarships and honors as well, and a number of them are now professional performers and teachers in the Central Texas area.
As an instructor, Scott was given the “Teaching Excellence Award” by Austin Community College in August of 2001, and has been actively teaching music courses at A.C.C. since 1986 and at St. Stephens Episcopal School since 1984. He has also been a guest lecturer at Texas State University, and a faculty member at Temple Junior College.
In addition, Scott has been asked to develop guitar programs at other community and junior colleges in Texas, along with Texas State University in San Marcos.
As a performer, Scott was chosen by audition to perform for Andre Segovia in Madrid, Spain during the summer of 1979. He received Austin Chronicle awards for best new band and best lounge act as a member of Casino Royal. Additionally, Scott has performed with Grammy Award winners Shirley Jones and Floyd Domino, The Austin Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Country artists Frenchy Burke, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, Beth Williams, and Austin Chronicle Hall of Fame Janet Lynn, jazz artists Mady Kaye, Mike Mordecai, Tony Campise, Kelly Grey, The Nash Hernandez Orchestra, The Groove Machine and many others. Scott can be seen as a frequent performer and featured soloist at Riverbend Church.Back to Classes & Teachers>