Scott Kurtzweil 3970 Hidden Valley Trail , North, Niles MI, 49120
Instruments:Clarinet, Conducting, Ear Training, Flute, Music Business, Saxophone, Theory

Styles:Classical, Jazz, Kids
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:30 years
Rate:$25 / hr


Personal Statement

Scott Kurtzweil has been active as a private instructor of music since 1987. He is currently instructor of clarinet at Southwestern Michigan College, a member of the teaching faculty at The Music Academies in Niles Michigan and staff woodwind instructor for the LaPorte School Corporation (IN). Previously, Scott served on the music faculties of The University of Notre Dame, Andrews University and several other institutions of higher learning.

“I studied with Scott Kurtzweil throughout my four years of high school . . . My lessons with Scott provided a great foundation for me as a developing musician. The exercises and practice techniques that I learned from him are still a part of my practice routine today. Under his guidance I was able to really understand the repertoire we studied not just technically, but musically as well. Scott helped me set and achieve my performance goals and guided me to the path of becoming a great musician.”

– Debbie Larsen, Clarinet Teaching Artist at Play On, Philly

Education / Training

Scott holds a Master of Music degree from The University of Maryland where he was a graduate fellow and student of Michael Rusinek and a Bachelors degree in Clarinet from Western Michigan University where he was a student of Professor Bradley Wong. He has had additional studies with Ben Armato, Sol Baer and Kent Krive.

Scott Kurtzweil