Stone Oak and North West
Student Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Student Ages: 18 Months to Adult
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Vida Scott graduated from Hong Kong Baptist College with a degree in music theory and composition. Under the tutelage of Dr. Timothy Woolsey at Southwest Texas State University, Vida obtained the “Outstanding Student” award in piano performance. Vida studied voice with Dr. Naymond Thomas, and was active as accompanist for the voice studios at SWT. Vida also taught class piano and music theory, and was a member of the concert choir under the direction of Dr. John Paul Johnson.
Upon receiving a Master’s degree in Music, Vida moved to San Antonio, and started a private studio in piano, voice, and preschool music. In 2000 Vida co-founded Vivace Music Academy.
Vida’s students participate in the activities for which she volunteers her time. These activities, which are organized by local and state music teachers associations, include state theory exams, music festivals, auditions, competitions, and recitals.
Since 1993 Vida has been actively involved in various committees and board positions with Texas Music Teachers Association, San Antonio Music Teachers Association, and Alliance Music Teachers Association. Vida served as the chair of the San Antonio center of the National Piano Guild Auditions and the Royal American Conservatory of Examinations, and was a trustee on the board of the San Antonio International Piano Competition.
Vida enjoys adjudicating piano and voice students around the state of Texas and elsewhere. She has judged the Tuesday Musical Club junior competitions, music festivals in Cypress Creek, George West, Beeville, and Corpus Christi. Her National Piano Guild adjudicating assignments have taken her to San Marcos, Lockhart, Corpus Christi, Houston, Laredo, Portland and Eugene.
Vida believes that music is a language in which everyone should be fluent. A sound foundation in music at a young age will open many doors.