Scott Archibald

Scott was born and raised in Vancouver B.C.  and has been playing bass guitar professionally for 20 years. Most recently he has been part of the Vancouver Community College music program completing his degree in composition for contemporary music while performing and composing as a member of the VCC gamelan ensemble (Gamelan Si Pawit) as well as the VCC Latin jazz ensemble. Scott is also an experienced fingerstyle acoustic guitarist.

As a performer, being part of numerous bands and as a freelance musician Scott has covered many styles on the bass including R&B, soul, rock, metal, jazz and ethno/world music. He has toured throughout Western Canada, the USAand Southeast Asia and has performed in venues such as The Center for the Performing Arts (Vancouver), Richards On Richards (Vancouver), the ACT Theatre (Maple Ridge, BC), The Cloverdale Rodeo, the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the Surrey Fusion Festival and a house gig at Chilkoot Charlies (Anchorage, AK).

As an educator, Scott caters to beginners, intermediate, advanced, hobbyists or players who are interested in playing at the professional level and can also assist students in auditioning for post secondary music programs.
Scott is keen on helping students develop their own style according to your personality and tastes.

Scott has appeared on CBC TV and the Shaw Cable network, including the talk show Urban Rush as well as sharing the stage with notables such as Swollen Members, Leon Russell, Blue Oyster Cult, Jefferson Starship, Honeymoon Suite, Prism, Nick Gilder w/Sweeney Todd, K-OS and Yukon Blonde.

I am Richard, I work at Electronic Arts. I’ve been taking lessons with Chris Schulz at Horizon School of Music here at Electronic Arts for the last five or six years. I really value the lessons on a weekly basis because they allow me to come down and unwind a little bit unplug from the day-to-day hustle and bustle of work as well as Chris has gone above and beyond in helping me unlock my music writing skills…

Richard Pyra / Electronic Arts

Kris is the best music coach I’ve ever had. And I mean music, not just guitar; and coach, not just teacher...

In 10 years, Kris has taken me from “never touched a guitar” to improvising-and-composing, which is not anything I was expecting, at my age. Unlike any of my previous teachers, Kris tailors his lessons to what I want. Continually. So expect discussion. You want to shred? Memorize the entire works of Pink Floyd? Learn the blues? Get into flamenco or Travis picking? Do some recording? Just ask. And best of all, the emphasis is on FUN. Always.

If you are looking for inspiration beyond those YouTube guitar tutorials, look no further. You’ll get out what you put in - the harder you work, the more comes pouring out of this man!

Reena Meijer-Drees

I can say this honestly, Kris is the best teacher that I have ever had; period; in any subject. There is always a goal to achieve and a way to get there. Kris’ musical knowledge is vast, much more than just the guitar and he never stops obtaining more skill and knowledge. The Kris that gave me lessons years ago, is not the same Kris I am getting lessons from now.

No matter what Kris has planned, he is willing to set it all aside when I come in and say, “I’ve been writing this song and I need a little help.” He understands that when inspiration hits, everything else can wait until that new song is done. I have 2 albums out and 1 being worked on now. Kris has touched every song.

Chet Kemp

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