Scott received his Bachelors of Music degree in Percussion from Northern Illinois University under the direction of Al O'Connor, Rich Holly, and Robert Chappell. Scott is also a member of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), Hudson Music's Teacher Integration Program (TIP), and the Vic Firth Education Team.
"Mr. Kovar has had an incredible impact on my son's drumming. He's improved dramatically and looks forward to each lesson. Mr. Kovar's teaching methods are very effective, he is clearly a knowledgeable and experienced drummer and teacher. He is always very approachable and professional. You couldn't find a better instructor." Xiafang Wang & Zhengwen He
Studying with Scott you will learn technique and repertoire for:
- Snare Drum: Concert and Marching styles
- Mallets: Two and four mallet styles and applications
- Drum set: Styles, chart reading, transcribing
- Timpani: Proper grip, interval recognition
- Concert Band and Orchestra percussion instruments: Tambourine, Triangle, Etc.
Students will also learn: Ear training, music theory, sight reading, improvisation
"Our son has been utilizing Scott's expertise for percussion lessons for the last few years. We have been impressed with Scott's ability to pass along his knowledge and keep his students interested with individual lesson plans. He sets a pace that keeps you progressing, but makes sure to reinforce basic music theory. With Scott's help, our son has continued to meet his percussion goals." Mark, Paula, & Andrew Yadlosky
All instruments are provided by Scott at his studio. Students need only to bring their sticks, mallets, and music.
All ages and levels of experience are welcome. The minimum age requirement is ten years old.
Students will be able to log on to Scott's web page for further lesson material.
Access to videotaping is available to help monitor students progress and feedback.
Different types of media CD, DVD, MP3, books, written material are applied to help students develop and become better musicians.
The first lesson is a free introductory interview. This is a great time to find out what the students needs are, ask questions, visit the teaching studio, and find out if Scott is the right teacher for you.
Contact Scott to set up a time and get started taking lessons.
"My son has been taking percussion lessons with Scott for the last three years, and we plan to continue for another three, at least until graduation. His progression as a percussionist, especially on the snare and drum set, has been incredible to watch during this time. It is a thrill to listen to him play, and he is excelling in band with very positive feedback from his high school band director.
Without a doubt, he would not be where he is without Scott's instruction. Scott is excellent at tailoring lessons to my son's goals and interests. He actually looks forward to his lessons and sees Scott as a great motivator and a "really cool, good guy." I totally agree and recommend Scott without reservation. He had been a wonderful instructor and mentor to my son, and we are so grateful to have connected with him three years ago. If you have a budding percussionist on your hands, go to Scott." Erin Nystrom