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Scott Burton

    Acoustic + Electric Guitar


Clifton McDaniel is a guitarist, songwriter, singer, and an award-winning composer. He has a Bachelor of Music degree from JMU and has taught private lessons for over fifteen years.  He has also served as Band Director for high school and middle school bands. Clifton performs with ILAD, a national touring rock band, and The 
Moonbeams - a regional band playing folk influenced neo-roots music, and The Avengers, a wedding band specializing in funk and soul. Clifton teaches everything from classical guitar to jazz to rock. As a teacher, Clifton focus on bring out the student's individual talents, drawing out rather than pushing in.  


Scott Burton is a guitarist and composer living in Richmond, Virginia. For over ten years Scott has been creating some of the most original and genre-bending music in the city and in that time he’s honed a teaching skill set that revolves around each individual student, and keeping music fun for them. Scott has worked with everyone from artist and saxophonist Matana Roberts, to expat hip hop producer Jneiro Jarel (JJ DOOM) and his music has been featured on NPR and BBC Radio. In addition Scott has shared the stage with artists as diverse as MacArthur Grant winner Ken Vandermark to songwriter Julien Baker. Currently Burton leads the Kessel Quartet (w/ John Lilley, CJ Wolfe and Kevin Eichenberger) Scott Burton Trio (w/Cameron Ralston and Scott Clark) and his solo project Ritual Magick.

Jazz Improvisation for Guitar and Strings: Private Lessons

This semester Scott Burton, one of Richmond's best Jazz Guitarists, will be offering private improvisation lessons for guitar and strings. Over the many years of writing and performing jazz and improvisation based music, Burton has honed his own unique approach to musical improvisation, and will help you find yours. Through context and clear musical examples, Scott will help you to better understand experimental music and it's ever changing role in the world. You can find examples of Scott's work in improvisation at and


$33 per half hour

Teaching Availability 



Interested in Guitar Lessons with Scott?

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If this is your first time taking lessons with Scott you may take two paid trial lessons before committing to the full semester. Contact us for details.

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