Chelsea Smith
Saint Petersburg, FL
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Chelsea Smith

Chelsea S.

Saint Petersburg, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I believe that learning an instrument is a journey, just think of me as a tour guide! I believe in learning at your own pace and learning the things you are most interested in. Every step is an achievement and I want to assist you in making steps that will take you in the direction you want to go.

About Chelsea S.

Welcome everyone!

I have a few beliefs:

I believe that everyone should know how to play an instrument. Whether it is violin, ukulele, piano, their voice, whatever! Music is a part of what makes us human, and is important for personal development.

I believe that no one is "too old" to start up an instrument. Age is only a number and it is never too late to start up something that may become a passion.

I believe that learning an instrument is a journey. Any journey has its ups and downs, but in the end, you are glad you took that first step.

I have been playing violin for over 10 years, and along the way have picked up some ukulele, voice, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, and piano. I am a teacher, and I have the knowledge and know-how to pass along to any student. However, I also consider myself a student in that I am always looking to learn how to improve myself.

Any student of mine will have 100% of my interest in their growth and development as a musician. I can work with a wide variance of ages, having experience in ages 4-12 year old children.

I look forward to meeting with you soon!

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Teresa
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She did a great job at helping me feel comfortable with the instrument

Posted Sep 13, 2020
Janeth K.
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Posted May 27, 2020
Elizabeth C.
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Chelsea is the perfect fit for my teenage daughter. Her lessons are engaging and fun. I love how she takes time to get to know her students which gives them the ability to play with confidence. Highly recommend!

Posted May 15, 2020
Krystal Anderson
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Posted Apr 26, 2020
Kholoud A.
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Posted Apr 19, 2020
Michael
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chelsea is great, but the website has been having technical difficulties with sound and video. between teacher and student

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Alia
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AWSOME!!!!! Chelsea is very friendly and fun to learn with

Posted Mar 3, 2020
Alia

Awesome

Posted Jan 23, 2020
Koleen E.
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Chelsea is a great instructor! She is so patient with my son during his lesson. She is super fun, which makes him want to keep taking lessons. She is also very accommodating when we have a schedule change. She's been very good about changing our lesson time. And, she knows how to teach ukulele!

Posted Jan 21, 2020
Alia

GREAT, AWSOME, FANTASTIC

Posted Dec 12, 2019
Alia

Chelsea is very cheerful and kind, she talks about how your day was and gets your excited and ready to play the violin again.

Posted Dec 5, 2019
Janeth K.
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Posted Nov 20, 2019
Michael
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A Blast!

Posted Nov 19, 2019
Alia

Great teacher and very friendly to children. Chelsea teaches in a fun way so you get motivated into learning.

Posted Nov 14, 2019
Ari

My 4yr old son loved her and is excited to learn!

Posted Oct 25, 2019
Elizabeth
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Posted Oct 17, 2019
Jen

Great first lesson! Chelsea goes over everything that is easy to understand. Gives great practice techniques and tailors the lessons to the students.

Posted Oct 17, 2019
Koleen E.
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I love my class thank you!

Posted Oct 10, 2019
Kholoud A.
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AWESOME

Posted Oct 5, 2019
Alia
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great teacher and she teaches in fun ways.

Posted Oct 3, 2019
Stacey R.
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from karsyn your the best viola teacher ever

Posted Sep 23, 2019
Karsyn R.
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My 10 year old son loved his lesson with Chelsea! He is looking forward to many more.

Posted Sep 6, 2019
Elizabeth C.
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Posted Sep 4, 2019
Kholoud A.
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Awesome teacher! taught me whole lot on day 1 while keeping it fun

Posted Aug 27, 2019
Lucia M.
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Chelsea is very friendly and great with kids!

Posted Aug 20, 2019
Irv
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I am very pleased with the lesson. I am very much looking forward to learning the violin. Chelsea is an excellent teacher

Posted Apr 2, 2019
Russ C.
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Great job! I’m excited to learn violin.

Posted Mar 26, 2019
Mikey W.
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My son is so super excited!! She was great!!!

Posted Feb 26, 2019
Estelle B.
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Our first time with Chelsea and she was wonderful with our assortment of children!

Posted Jan 15, 2019
Carla A.
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I was very impressed by Chelsea's teaching method. Thorough, yet very patient and kind. I took lessons over 50 years ago - and learned more in my first lesson with Chelsea than I did the year or two of lessons! Can't wait for my next lesson! Great job, Chelsea!

Posted Nov 30, 2018
Valarie J.
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Chelsea is a natural born teacher and a gentle spirit. She really listens and innately knows how to use different approaches for a better understanding. Under her guidance I have no doubt that I'll achieve my goals. I look forward to my next lesson.

Posted Nov 15, 2018
Diane R.
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I will not be writing reviews

Posted Nov 9, 2018
makena K.
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My daughter is high energy and Chelsea didn’t skip a
beat 😊. Chelsea handled her beautifully and was able
to keep my daughter focused.
Only the first lesson and Chelsea has her playing two
new songs to practice.
Thank you so much !

Posted Oct 3, 2018
Krystal Anderson
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Chelsea has great patience with my 2 kids. She keeps their interest while teaching them piano. They really like their lessons with her & I am very happy that she is teaching them piano. I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn piano!

Posted Jun 10, 2018
Jacob
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Chelsea is a wonderful teacher. Playing a plastic recorder for a week in fourth grade music class is the extent of my musical experience and that was a LONG time ago. Chelsea is great at finding the right place for me to start learning and then laying out for me exactly what I need to work on in order to progress to the next stage of my learning process. I had been considering teaching myself how to play the violin via youtube videos but learned more in the span of one hour-long session with Chelsea than I could have learned in a week going that route. Chelsea was able to address the importance of things like posture and breathing to achieve the best possible sound, without that real time one-on-one instruction this would have been a nuance that I would not have ever picked up on. She is punctual, friendly, polite and patient. I highly recommend hiring her to teach you or your kids an instrument.

Posted May 30, 2018
kaelynn P.
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She was great with my daughter and made her feel very comfortable.first session I think she will be a great teacher for kaelynn.

Posted Apr 4, 2018
Marilyn
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Chelsea was super patient and explained things very well. I was nervous, I have never been good at playing instruments let alone Ukulele but she made me feel very comfortable and I had a lot of fun during our lesson. Excited to keep working with Chelsea!

Posted Mar 29, 2018
Jessica R.
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Chelsea is so patient! I started taking lessons with her when I first became interested in the ukulele. She inspired me to go out and play gigs and helped me become really confident in myself. She connects with me and always listens, especially when I'm having a bad day. She is honest, and caring, and is a wonderful teacher. I'm so grateful for her and everything she's done for me as a musician!

Posted Mar 8, 2018

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Experience

Violin/Viola/Ukulele/Piano Instructor
May 2018 - Present

Sam Ash Music Center

Teaching students their chosen instruments and assisting them in reaching their musical goals.

Wedding Performer- Violin/Uke
Oct 2018 - Oct 2018

Chelsea

Played wedding music before, during, and after ceremony. Coordinated with bride and groom on songs to add to set list.

Education

Music-Vioin
Aug 2010 - Dec 2011

Southeastern University

Music-Violin
Aug 2006 - Jun 2010

Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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