About Scott Van Zen

Scott Van Zen has spent the past 40 years learning, playing, and teaching guitar. He has become an acclaimed guitarist, songwriter, composer, and producer.

He is a pro guitarist who has played with performers like Brian Howe from Bad Company, Gene Simmons of KISS, and DOVE Award-winner Ken Tamplin.

If your TV has been on in the last 20 years you have likely heard his music backing movies, TV and commercials. Scott has placed 1,000+ Songs in Film, TV and Advertising. In addition to his amazing guitar skills, he is a prolific songwriter.


  • Started teaching guitar professionally at age 14
  • Attended Guitar Institute of Technology
  • Collaborated on gold and platinum albums with Kiss
  • Received Dove award for his work with recording artist Ken Tamplin
  • Founded highly successful music company, Van Zen Music.Producing tracks for commercials, TV, and film. For media sources such as Fox, NBC, and much more

Life Now

Currently Scott lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife Denise of 26 years. He runs his successful music production company and often plays professionally with his all-star friends.

While running his production company he decided he wanted to share the knowledge he had gained with others. Now he is turning his focus on doing just that...

Scott is a great player AND a great teacher! He can help you achieve your guitar dreams. How? By taking the knowledge he's gained over the past 40 years and using it to create lessons that will quickly help you become the pro you've dreamed of becoming. With these video lessons you will learn from one of the top guitarists in the world and take your playing to the next level!

"Van Zen is an accomplished guitarist and musician. One would do well to sit at his feet, and learn."
Gene Simmons -- Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, author and television personality