Scott Freeman

Carroll County | Teaching and Performing Artist

Areas of Expertise:Mandolin, fiddle, guitar, and bass

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About Me

Originally from Mount Airy, North Carolina, and now hailing from Woodlawn, Virginia, Scott Freeman comes from a long line of musicians. His grandfather, from Ivanhoe, Virginia, played the clawhammer banjo; his father was an award winning flat-foot dancer and musician. “There were always instruments around the house,” he remembers. His three brothers all played music, so he seemed destined to play as well. “They always needed a mandolin player,” Scott remembers. He took up the mandolin as well as its close cousin, the fiddle, and has become one of the most sought-after players in the region. Scott is also a prolific teacher, and has taught countless young people in the region to play old-time and bluegrass music, including his daughter, nationally recognized recording artist Dori Freeman.

Teaching Style

He teaches by ear, tab, and basic music theory. Scott is particularly experienced with teaching young students, but enjoys it all!

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Zoom, FaceTime

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Just your instrument.

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