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Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Electric Bass, and Electric Guitar
Skill Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Rock, Blues, Jazz, Fingerstyle, Classical
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups

Michael Kent Smith

Get inspired to learn or take your electric or acoustic guitar playing to a new level.
Teaching Philosophy

Music inspires me and has brought so much to my life. I love to share that passion with my students and inspire them to kindle their own musical fire. I have extensive knowledge and performance experience but my ability to inspire students is my greatest asset.


I have 20+ years of teaching experience and as a performer I have toured the USA, Europe, Africa and Latin America with notable performances at the Kennedy Center, the Mexico City World Music Festival and the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival.


BA Music Elmhurst College 1987, awarded "Chicago's Hottest Guitarist" 1989, Top 5 international finalist in Yamaha's "Six String Theory" Competition Blues Division 2011.