Originating from the small town of Salisbury Missouri, Scotti has followed a musical life style since he was a boy. After being inspired by the drummers from his father's blues bands, Scotti decided to make drumming his life. This led him to studying percussion at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo then up to the twin cities where he graduated from the McNally Smith College of Music with a degree in percussion performance. Over the years, Scotti has studied with Marv Dahlgre, David Schmalenberger, Gordy Knudtson, Dave Stanoch and Paul Stuber of Minnesota and Loyd Warden and Kirby Spade while in Missouri. After receiving his degree, Scotti moved to the Austin, Texas area and has played with The Ryan Bales Band, Hodak,The Jon Napier Band & is now playing with Horse Opera.
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