Thank you for your great musical talent, your skill with the guitar, and your enthusiasm to pass it on. As one of your slightly older, less dexterous and more challenging pupils, I look forward to my lessons and am really pleased with my progress. You have the patience of a Saint - if you can teach me to play and enjoy the Guitar - you can teach anybody!

David McMahon, Troon

I met Scott when I was involved in starting up a community music group for adults with disabilities which has now been successfully running for over a year. From our initial meeting he was very down to earth, friendly and straight away we spoke through ideas together as it was clear he was the best person for the job. Scott captures and engages the groups varying abilities confidently and is able to relate to every member and their support staff. He is extremely professional, reliable and efficient with his time and is forever driving the group forward by planning ahead and including their ideas.

Scott also has a vast network of contacts within his field and makes the most of this for the benefit of the group - they enjoy having guest artists visit them. Reliable, fun, friendly and most definitely a talented showman! Scott is highly thought of and has become a good friend to all of us!

Toni-Ann Hope, AHEAD Community Builder, John Pollock Centre, Ayr

Scott has been coming to teach guitar at the school for over a year now. He teaches a group of P4/P5 children. He is very patient and is very good at explaining things. The children thoroughly enjoy his lessons as he uses humour a lot to get his point across. The children recently performed in a church service for the school and were praised by everyone present. The children are keen to learn and are enthusiastic about their time with Scott. I can highly recommend Scott, his teaching methods are excellent and his knowledge of music is exceptional.

Susan Whiteman, Acting Depute Head Kingcase Primary School, Prestwick

Campbell started learning with Scott earlier this year. He has come on so well. Scott has been able to develop Campbell’s love of music and take it to the next level. Scott is great at encouraging and building confidence in Campbell as well as helping him create songs, promote them and recording them. Can’t thank him enough for agreeing to take Campbell on.

Andrea Smith

Possibility Screams enables young people to discover their true creative potential building their ability and confidence in the process. 

 Sharon Miller, Sorn

 Scott is inspirational as a teacher and mentor. He is a fab role model for any young person and has great energy and patience. Would highly recommend. 

Shirley Hughes, Prestwick

Scott is trustworthy, reliable, friendly and a reasonable priced guitar tutor. He knows his stuff from names of strings to writing your songs. He has a great talent and it was a joy to learn along with him. Thank you Scott.  

Maria English, Kilwinning  

Scott has taught two of my children aged 7 and 11 the guitar for a year and I hope will continue. He has shown a remarkable ability to relate to children and teach them to play the guitar in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. He willingly takes on their ideas and absorbs their enthusiasm and interest.

With his vast personal experience in the music business, Scott can be flexible with how he teaches the kids to play, not just rigid repetition out of books, he can take their favourite song or an idea for a song they want to write, and support them as they apply their developing knowledge and skills to play music they want to play. When he feels they are ready, he has the ability and connections to introduce them to play for the public in small venues, thereby giving them experiences and appetite for taking their music further, in a secure and friendly environment.

I would thoroughly recommend Scott Nicol to anyone, young or old, who wish to take up the guitar, as a better teacher I do not believe can be found.

Juliet Maxwell, Mauchline


Scott has been teaching my son guitar for 18 months and is doing a wonderful job. He is such a talented musician and it is clear that he loves what he does and to me that is an important quality in a tutor. He inspires and shares his knowledge and wealth of experience which is great. He is fantastic at encouraging my son to be a creative individual and by doing so has most definitely improved my son's confidence.

This resulted in my son performing for the first time in front of a very friendly audience recently at one of Possibility Screams fab local events. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone who is looking for a guitar tutor for their child.

Eleanor Crawford, Saltcoats

Scott not only teaches how to play the guitar, but encourages and nurtures creativity. His positive approach and natural enthusiasm are infectious, making the learning process a pleasure. We are more than delighted with our children's progress.

Petra Ronnegard-Hewitt, Sorn

Absolutely great teacher! Totally gifted! I recommend Scott as musician and teacher. Thank you Scott for your patience and dedication towards your pupils.

Lesley Thurling, Irvine

 I’ve been taking guitar and songwriting lessons from Scott since January and since then he has become a real friend and mentor. He sees possibility in all things and is hugely encouraging and supportive of all his students and their talents. His warmth, energy and humour are infectious and I’m just so glad to have met him!

Shirley Husband, Dundonald

 Scott has been teaching my daughter guitar for almost a year now and the progress she has made is unbelievable. Scott has a great teaching style and his passion and enthusiasm for music is obvious. He is very patient and ensures my daughter is making progress every week. He has excellent knowledge and skills and teaches in a fun and creative way. Scott is flexible and approachable for both pupil and parents. I thoroughly recommend Scott as a guitar teacher as he is fantastic!

 Amanda Mcpheator, Sorn 

Our kids have been receiving guitar lessons for over a year. Scott is an excellent teacher, the kids really relate to him and he teaches up to date cool songs so the kids are keen to learn.

He is enthusiastic and passionate about music and that is very clear when you meet him. He has a wealth of music knowledge and experience.

Scott has encouraged our kids especially our daughter and has exposed her to performing in small public places therefore providing her with confidence and experience. If it wasn't for him I'm sure this would not have happened.

Lynn Smith, Prestwick

We are super delighted with not only the speed in which our daughter Millie is learning the guitar, but in the instant bond she has collaborated with Scott musically, his calming teaching techniques, paired with the enthusiasm and fun way he comes across, has really brought out the best in Millie, thanks again.

 Kenny and Nikki Orr, Irvine