Faculty & Staff

Dr. Scott Seifried

Adjunct Applied Faculty

Class Guitar

Education

  • BFA, Classical Guitar Performance – Carnegie Mellon University
  • MM, James Madison University
  • PhD, Education – George Mason University

Dr. Scott Seifried earned the BFA degree in Classical Guitar Performance from Carnegie Mellon University, the Master of Music degree from James Madison University, and the PhD in Education from George Mason University.

Dr. Seifried taught guitar at James W. Robinson Jr. Secondary School in Fairfax County, Virginia, from 1991 until his retirement in 2022. Under his direction, the Robinson Guitar Ensemble performed throughout the United States, including invitational performances at the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) National Convention and the Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) International Competition and Convention.

He is the author of The Guitar Workbook: A Fresh Approach to Exploration and Mastery, published by Oxford University Press, which is an invaluable resource for class guitar instruction. He is actively involved in research focused on classroom guitar instruction and has published several articles in peer-reviewed professional journals, including the International Journal of Music Education, and American String Teacher.

Dr. Seifried was a contributor to the National Core Arts Standards for Harmonizing Instruments and the Fairfax County Public Schools Program of Studies for Guitar. He is a former a member of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), National Guitar in the Schools Committee, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Council for Guitar Education, and the Virginia Guitar Council. Additionally, he is member of the Guitar & Accessories Marketer’s Association (GAMA) Teaching Guitar Workshop National Guitar Education Team.