Scotty West


Scotty West

Artist, Musician, Teacher, Composer, Producer

  • All Levels
  • Cotuit, Serving the mid cape area, Cape Cod, MA
  • Updated 9 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 32 years … first as head of music education at Charlie’s Music Store in Hyannis from 1986 until 2005 and then in our fantastic school space 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.

Learn to play the smart, fun, modern way with The Cape’s longest running and most respected music lesson program celebrating 32 years and THOUSANDS of happy students.  Learn how music REALLY works so you can actually THINK on your instrument.  Improve reading and performance skills.  Learn to play by ear, write your own songs and jam like the pros.  Document your artistry in our state-of-the-art recording facility.



  • acoustic and electric guitar lessons
  • bass guitar instruction
  • blues music
  • cello instruction
  • clarinet instruction
  • country music
  • ear training lessons
  • flute lessons
  • folk music
  • gospel music
  • hip-hop
  • Jazz
  • keyboard lessons
  • music theory instruction
  • piano instruction
  • reggae music
  • rock music
  • saxophone lessons
  • trombone lessons
  • trumpet lessons
  • ukulele lessons
  • violin lessons

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