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About Scott Dence

Scott Dence
Scott Dence
Music Teacher, Master
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Drums, Guitar
Education: Lander University 2008
Performance Experience: Guitar, bass and drums Dumb Doctors, Boring Portals, Secret Guest, Aaron Johns, and Laura Jane Vincent as well as performing as a solo band in Charleston 2008-present
Teaching Experience: 14 years
Teaching Philosophy: My philosophy is to engage students with music that they enjoy and to grow music enjoyment first. I believe that music is free. As long as you can clap or stomp your feet, rap or sing, an individual can make music. I don't believe that there's only one way to teach or to learn so I try to approach lessons on an individual basis to suit the needs of the student. I also teach techniques and music theory to enhance the love and understanding of music.

Get to know Scott Dence

Originally from Greenwood, SC started playing drums at age 10 by taking lessons at a local shop. Once I learned a few songs on the drums, I started my first band which I wrote our only 2 songs with limited knowledge of the guitar which I taught myself to play through observation. This was the beginning of a life long obsession with music that still continues to this day. I spent middle school and High school in band and choir where I learned how to read music and music theory. At the same time, I was playing with a church group who played oldies rock n roll and soul music but would rewrite the lyrics to have a religious slant. This experience taught me a lot about giging and performing as well as how to practice and devote time to the craft of creating music. After high school, I began playing guitar and drums in Greenwood area bands before moving to Charleston in 2008. I started teaching drum lessons and guitar lessons at Music and Arts in West Ashley in November 2008. Since then, I've been teaching, creating  and performing music in the Charleston.  
Scott Dence teaches at:
1219 N Main Street Suite A
Summerville, SC 29483
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