Scott SticeJanuary 4, 2023 2023-03-08 17:19
I was raised in Central America and south Texas, which exposed me to different types of music from a young age. My mom started teaching me piano when I was seven years old, and I remember watching my brother play guitar in a jam band. Around the time I was 13, I was introduced to a wider variety of music and decided I wanted to learn electric bass. My brother advised me to start on guitar first, so I reluctantly starting learning chords and making my fingers suffer to press the strings down on an old guitar. As I improved, I started playing guitar as part of the worship in a cowboy church, the youth worship team, and at some local events. I also joined the high school jazz band and jazz combo, once again exposing me to new genres and styles of playing.
Since then, I have performed with local and collegiate jazz combos, have played with worship bands at churches, and have led worship at different times. While I’ve maintained my interests in jazz and modern guitar, I developed a love for classical guitar during my undergraduate studies and was able to perform in master classes with Andrew Zohn, Tom Johnson, and Emma Rush. I have been teaching guitar lessons since 2014, and enjoy inspiring a love for music in my students.