Scotty West


Scotty West

Owner and

  • All Levels
  • 4380 Falmouth Rd. Cotuit, MA 02635
  • Updated 12 months ago


Everybody knows Scotty West.  He’s been teaching guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, ukulele, music theory and ear training in the mid cape area for 30 years … first as head of music education at Charlie’s Music Store in Hyannis from 1986 until 2005 and then in our fantastic music school facility  here in Cotuit. His unique “music as LANGUAGE” approach to music education has helped literally THOUSANDS of students achieve their musical goals. So many of the areas respected artists have studied with Scotty at one time or another and many have gone on to become regional, national and even internationally recognized musicians and educators.

Scotty holds a BFA from The University of Hartford (CT) where he studied at the famous Hartt School of Music. He has also studied privately with Dan May, Richard Brookens, Dave Tegellar and the late, great Dick Wetmore … renowned jazz violinist, composer and arranger.

His lively and engaging teaching style makes learning fun and his knowledge of music theory and history helps students put their personal aspirations and careers into perspective.

In 1999, Scotty created the Absolutely Understand Guitar Video Home Study Program. The course consists of 32 hours of video instruction, the complete course handbook and a fingering encyclopedia containing nearly every scale, chord, mode, interval and arpeggio fingering known to man.  Check it out on the web at .  The first 4 hours of the course are streaming there for free!

Scotty is also music director for The Experimental Ensemble of Cape Cod … a modern septet performing all-original compositions with jazz, rock, blues, world and classical influences.



  • bass lessons
  • digital media production and duplication
  • ear training instruction
  • guitar lessons
  • keyboard lessons
  • music theory instruction
  • piano lessons
  • songwriting instruction
  • ukulele lessons

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