Learn - Play - Enjoy!

Scott has taught private guitar lessons in Westminster, Maryland since 2001. He specializes in teaching beginning students starting in the late elementary and middle school years as well as adult students. He holds a Master's of Music Education degree from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University. 

For a  Free Consultation  call  443-293-6076 or email scottzimmermanguitar@gmail.com.  

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Student Beginners

Elementary, Middle and High School Age

Young students quickly learn and play music. By starting young, students develop musical skills that will last a lifetime. During lessons, students learn correct guitar playing technique,  how to read music, music theory, and how to use chords to accompany songs. The goal of each lesson is to learn, to play and to enjoy the skills we have acquired during lessons.

Adult Guitar Lessons

Adult lessons are for absolute beginners or for players who would like help moving their paying to the next level. Lessons include learning to read music, developing correct left and right-hand technique, music theory, chord/melody finger-style playing, and improvisation/composition.

About Scott

Scott holds a Master's of Music Education from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. He is a former student of Ronald Pearl. He has been an adjunct faculty member in the music department at Carroll Community College and a middle school music educator in Carroll and Harford county public schools.  He was a private guitar instructor at Coffey Music in Westminster, MD from 2001 - 2022. Currently, he is a member of the advisory board for Carroll Music Teachers.


"Scott is very knowledgeable with several degrees in music. His teaching style is tailored to each student whether they be beginner, intermediate, or more advanced. He's flexible with scheduling and never a clock watcher. He enjoys passing along his knowledge and enjoyment of music to his students. He's very friendly and quite easy to get along with and his rates are good too. I've been with him for 6 years now and have enjoyed all of my lessons." 

-Don P.

"Scott is an excellent tutor. He is extremely knowledgeable and the lessons are always fun and productive. He tailors the lessons to each student and can direct you along any path you want your music to go. Whether you are a beginner like myself or a more advanced musician I would highly recommend Scott."

-Colin M.

"Scott Zimmerman is a wonderful guitar teacher. He has been working with our son for many years and we've seen tremendous progress. We especially love how Scott really customizes the approach for each student, and he makes every lesson a fun and collaborative musical experience."

-Andrew B.

"Our son has learned a great deal in a short amount of time being taught by Scott. His kindness and patience makes him an excellent teacher! We highly recommend him!"

-Damaris S.

"My son takes classical guitar lessons from Mr. Zimmerman.  Mr. Zimmerman is a wonderful teacher.  He is kind, encouraging, and very patient.  He makes learning fun!"

-Angie S.

"Scott is patient, kind and a very good teacher! Answered a lot of questions we had. Highly recommend him for any level of instruction."

-Julie and Johnny M.

"My boys spend most of their time between lessons practicing for the next week. Scott is a wonderful teacher who inspires his students and we are blessed that he shares his gift with our children! I love that he also tailors the lessons to each child's interests and explores each one's unique talents."

-Rebecca B.