Faculty Bio
Scott Smith


Bachelor of Music, Cal Poly, Pomona

Scott has performed in a wide variety of groups over the years playing classical to rock music. He has performed professionally on drums, keyboards, and voice, live and on recordings. He has toured the United States playing percussion for musicals and a variety of shows as well as with the Eastern Sierra Symphony Orchestra. He has played on recordings for many groups, including Alexa's Wish, Network, Dialectics, and the Claremont Winds. As one of the main songwriters for Alexa's Wish, he is featured on many recordings played nationally on radio and television. He was also a cowriter on many songs for a network television show called Fire Rescue.

Scott continues to perform for local musicals, high schools, and churches as well as with the cover band Magnolia. He is is a full-time music teacher in the Covina Valley Unified School District. On the faculty of CCSM, Scott teaches drum set, marching, and classical percussion.

Scott has had many students go on to professional careers in music over the years. One past student is now touring with the band Tears for Fears, whose number one hits include "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "Shout." He is also the director of the Sonrise Christian School Steel Drum Band.