About the Artist

Scott Johnson has been teaching private lessons in piano, harpsichord & music
theory since he returned to his native Los Angeles upon the completion of his academic studies in music performance, theory and composition in New York City at The Juilliard School and Columbia University, and his private studies in piano, harpsichord and organ performance with renowned recording artists in New York, London, Toronto and Los Angeles.  While in New York, Scott worked for four years as an Instructor in Music at Columbia University. 

An accomplished keyboard artist with thorough training in Early, Baroque, Classical and Modern music, Scott has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the country.  As a member of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers, the Music Teachers Association of California, and the College Music Society, Scott has served as an Adjudicator for piano and composition competitions and Bach Festivals throughout Southern California.  In addition to his work as music instructor and performing artist, Scott has received accolades for his work as a classical record producer, film composer, and theatrical music supervisor.   








Areas of Expertise

  • Piano, Harpsichord & Organ Performance

  • Music Theory, Harmony, Counterpoint, Form and Analysis, Music History 

  • Composition, Orchestration, Arranging






Major Studies

  • Anthony Newman, International Recording Artist: Studies in Piano, Harpsichord, Organ, Composition & Analysis

  • Sophia Rosoff, Abby Whiteside Foundation: Studies in Piano & Piano Pedagogy

  • Patricia Carpenter, Columbia University: Studies in Music Theory, Analysis & Composition

  • Mary Anthony Cox, The Juilliard School: Studies in Ear Training & Solfège

  • Trevor Pinnock, International Recording Artist: Studies in Harpsichord






Anthony Newman

Trevor Pinnock



  • Columbia University, New York City
    Graduate Studies in Music Theory & Composition

  • Juilliard School of Music, New York City
    Graduate Studies in Music Performance
    1986 – 1987    

  • Purchase College, Purchase, NY
    Undergraduate Studies in Piano, Harpsichord & Organ Performance 
    1982 – 1986


Teaching Experience

  • 1994 to Present—Private Instruction in:

    • Piano

    • Harpsichord

    • Organ

    • Music Theory

  • 1989 to 1993—Instructor of Music, Columbia University, New York City 



Professional Memberships

  • California Association of Professional Music Teachers

  • Music Teachers Association of California

  • College Music Society



Adjudication Experience

  • California Association of Professional Music Teachers,
    Student Composition Competition, Los Angeles, CA

  • Japan Musician's Association of California
    Piano Festival and Competition, Torrance, CA

  • Music Teacher’s Association of California, Hollywood Branch
    Winterfest Student Piano Festival & Competition, Glendale, CA

  • Music Teacher's Association of California, Santa Clarita Branch
    Junior Bach Festival, Santa Clarita, CA

  • Southwestern Youth Music Festival, Long Beach, CA


Classical Record Producing, Editing & Musical Coaching

Artistic Producer, Musical Coach, and Digital Editor for albums recorded by Sony Classics, BMG Music, Essex Entertainment, Arabesque Records, Newport Classics, and Chaconne Music labels, including:

  • Bach, J.S., Clavierübung III: "The Lutheran Organ Mass." Anthony Newman, Organ

  • Bach, J.S., Complete Organ Sonatas: "The Six Organ Trio Sonatas." Anthony Newman, Organ

  • Bach, J.S., Complete Toccatas, Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue, Italian Concerto. Anthony Newman, Harpsichord

  • Bach, J.S., Concertos for 1 & 2 Harpsichords. Anthony Newman & Mary Jane Newman; The Brandenburg Collegium Orchestra

  • Bach, J.S., St. John Passion. The Brandenburg Collegium Orchestra & Chorus

  • Baroque and Rococo Sonatas for Flute and Keyboard. Eugenia Zukerman, Baroque & Classical Flute; Anthony Newman, Harpsichord & Fortepiano

  • Beethoven, Four Great Sonatas for Fortepiano–"Moonlight," "Appassionata," "Pathetique" & "Waldstein." Anthony Newman, Fortepiano

  • Beethoven, Piano Concertos 2, 3 & 4. Anthony Newman, Fortepiano; Philomusica Antiqua, London

  • Brazelton, Kitty, New and Unusual American Chamber Music.  Kitty Brazelton, Soprano, et al. 

  • Christmas Album: Works by Daquin, J. S. Bach and Handel. Anthony Newman, Organ

  • For God and Country: Forty Favorite Hymns for Organ, Brass and Percussion. The Chestnut Brass Company; Anthony Newman, Organ

  • French Baroque Organ Music. Works by F. Couperin, deGringy, Lebegue, Dandrieu & others. Anthony Newman, Organ

  • Handel, G.F, Italian Duets. Christine Brandes, Soprano & Steven Rickards, Countertenor

  • Handel, G.F., Terpsichore. Concerts Royal Baroque Ensemble; James Richman, Harpsichord

  • Mendelssohn, Complete Works for Organ. Anthony Newman, Organ

  • Mozart, Complete Music for Flute & Klavier. Eugenia Zuckerman, Flute & Anthony Newman, Fortepiano

  • Mozart, Complete Music for Piano Four-Hands. Arthur Balsam & Gina Raps, Piano

  • Mozart, Complete Music for String Orchestra. The Brandenburg Collegium Orchestra

  • Porpora, Nicola, Sacred Vocal Music. Collegium Antiquum

  • Poulenc/Falla/Newman: Keyboard Concerti. Anthony Newman, Piano, Organ & Harpsichord; Pennsylvania Sinfonia, Alan Birney, Conductor

  • Rameau, Pygmaleon, La Danse, Le Berger Fidele. Concerts Royal Baroque Ensemble

  • Romantic Masterworks for Organ, Volumes I and II: Works by Messiaen, Widor, Vierne, Reubke, Liszt. Anthony Newman, Organ

  • Scarlatti, Allesandro, St. Cecilia Mass. Collegium Antiquum

  • Schumann, Piano Concerto in A Minor; Music for Solo Piano. Thomas Lorango, Piano

  • Tchaikovsky, Music for Piano. Juiliana Osinchuk, Piano







Theatrical Supervision






Editorial Work

  • Editor. J. S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I & II; J. S. Bach, Clavierübung III (Praeludium, 21 Chorale Preludes, 4 Duetti , Fuga). Great Performer’s Series.  New York: G. Schirmer Music, 1992.

  • Editorial Assistant. Bach and the Baroque: A Performing Guide to Baroque Music With Special Emphasis on the Music of J.S. Bach, Anthony Newman. New York: Pendragon Press, 1985.

  • Editorial Assistant. Journal for Performance Practice.  New York: State University of New York Press, 1982-83.


Copyright © 2010 Scott Johnson