Scott Morrison has been studying Gaelic for over nine years. His teachers have included: Nick Freer, Liam Cassidy, Michael MacKay, Angus MacLeod (of Cape Breton), Professor Richard Cox, Dr. Meg Bateman, Professor John MacTaylor (all of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Gaelic College), and traditional singer/teacher Gillebride MacMillan (of South Uist).
Mr. Morrison has been teaching his four children Gaelic since he started learning back in 2003. His teaching credits include: a two-week bodhràn course at the Gaelic College in Cape Bretton Nova Scotia in 2006, Instructor/regional representative for the Atlantic Gaelic Academy 2011-2013, VP and President of An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaganach (The American Scottish Gaelic Society) 2011-2014, workshop instructor/organizer for the Northern Arizona Celtic Society’s Immersion Weekend in Flagstaff (2013), and numerous private lessons on-line via Skype. He is currently enrolled at the Gaelic College called Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye where he is earning a B.A. in Gaelic Language and Culture through their distance learning program.
An accomplished musician, Mr. Morrison teaches percussion and Celtic Traditional music in his studio called Rimshots. In particular, he teaches the Bodhràn, the Tin Whistle, the Bones, and the Spoons. Mr. Morrison also sings many Gaelic songs (learned from Gillebride) and won the men’s traditional singing contest in the US National Mòd in 2011. Mr. Morrison has also won numerous awards at previous Mòds for Gaelic poetry writing, poetry recitation, and story telling including the coveted Argyll Cup for outstanding scholarship three times.