B i o g r a p h y
Scott Passarella is a composer, performer and instructor from the great state of California.
He began performing comedy onstage at CszLA, where he also had the opportunity to play live accompaniment for some of their weekly shows. Soon after, he began work as an accompanist and music director at multiple venues in Los Angeles, including UCB Theater, The Second City Hollywood, iO West, and more. With a background in piano, theater, vocal performance and comedy, Scott is an accomplished Musical Improv instructor and accompanist. He can also play guitar, but not nearly as well.
Scott has worked with Hasbro’s eOne, Cedar Fair Parks, Dropout.tv, Earwolf, The Story Pirates, and SMOSH; including songwriting, arrangements, instrumental scoring, and even a few barbershop quartets. Scott is the pianist for Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast, and has composed songs for theatrical musicals, comedy revues, podcasts and internet shorts. He has co-written roughly five-thousand improvised songs so far.
When he isn't writing and playing music, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and child; they visit Merry-Go-Rounds as often as possible.
Scott offers private instruction for pianists interested in learning more about improvised accompaniment, and coaches both musical and non-musical improv teams throughout Los Angeles. Workshops are occasionally offered, and can be booked on request for a minimum of 5 students or more.
Collaborative songwriting is Scott's specialty, and one of his favorite ways to make music. He will write you just about any song you like, within reason.