Growing up in Rochester NY, Scott Wright began playing piano at age six and trumpet at nine. During his pre-college years, he involved himself with music constantly – accompanying for musicals, performing with jazz and wind ensembles as well as with the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. After high school, Scott toured Europe for the summer with Purdue University’s All-American concert band and then attended Berklee College of Music where he majored in music education. Composing and arranging also kept Scott busy during his years at Berklee. In addition to his school-related projects, Scott wrote, arranged and produced music for advertising clients in the Boston area. In the years following Berklee, Scott sharpened his playing skills by performing with a variety of music groups in the Northeast and beyond. He served as solo pianist and band member with two different cruise lines that traveled to the Caribbean and Hawaiian Islands. Much of this playing involved accompanying featured entertainers who performed a wide range of musical styles. Scott also gained additional playing and teaching experience through his own private study with renowned jazz and classical educators Charlie Banacos and Sophia Rosoff.
Prior to establishing his practice as an independent music educator in Rochester, New York, Scott taught music in the greater Boston area and in Providence, RI. Scott holds a Mastership Certification through the Gordon Institute for Music Learning and is a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) as well as the New York Music Teachers Association (NYMTA). Most recently, Scott completed continuing education coursework in Improvisation at Eastman School of Music with Chris Azzara and Howard Potter. In addition to his music credentials, Scott holds a bachelors degree in psychology from the University of Rochester.