Guitar & Bass Teacher at the Inner West Institue of Music
Glen Schollum has been a professional musician for over 30 years. Starting to perform at age 17, on the Bass guitar. After finishing a BA in Contemporary Music he moved to Sydney and has been busy as a player, teacher, and producer/songwriter. For over 15 years, Glen ran commercial studios and taught himself a range of skills, including music technology, audio engineering, producing, and arranging. Multi instrumental skills like keyboards and Guitar were also developed, working with an array of artists.
Glen taught Bass guitar for 10 years then was offered a guitar teaching position at St Patrick’s College in Strathfield. This further developed the guitar skills to take students through their HSC, AMEB, Soirée performances, and auditions. The time here was also 10 years, so over 20 years of teaching experience.
As a live musician, Glen has toured Australia extensively as a Bass Player and a Band Leader. His credits performing and in the studio include a range of artists such as… Steve Prestwich (Cold Chisel), Taurine (ministry of sound), 2020 Tamworth Star maker winner Blake O’Connor, Queen B, The Simpletons (winner of the first Triple J unearthed). Glen also spent a number of years playing over 100 Wedding and Corporate events, with The Baker Boys.
Glen loves to teach students a great foundation in technique and knowledge of songs, believing that playing music they love, will keep them returning for lessons. Once the students fall in love with the Guitar or Bass, they are open to learning theory, harmony, song construction, sight-reading and ear training. He has taught students from ages 8-80 and is very patient and tailors to each one’s needs. Drawing on a wealth of experience and teaching materials, Glen over time, has developed his own teaching style and curriculum. He is friendly, listens well, and is very open-minded to any style of music.