Chelsea Smith

Chelsea S.

Saint Petersburg, FL
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate


I have over 10 years of musical experience playing the violin, and other instruments. I also have over 3 years of experience working with children ages 4-12. I have the ability to work with all ages.

My interest is in the student. I am interested in tailoring lessons to the goals and desires of each student. I specialize in students starting out and getting their feet wet in the music world. I believe in setting goals and achieving them in a way that works best for my students.

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Chelsea delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+

Teaching since:

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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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

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


Aug 2010 - Dec 2011
Southeastern University
Aug 2006 - Jun 2010
Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Me practicing for my Senior Recital.

Marilyn is working on her first ukulele chords!

Marilyn did a wonderful job in her lesson! Yay!

Photo by Chelsea S.

Kayla is doing a great job at her first lesson!

Tyler is focused learning his finger numbers.


17 Reviews

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Karsyn R. Sep 6, 2019
Viola · Online

My 10 year old son loved his lesson with Chelsea! He is looking forward to many more.

Elizabeth C. Sep 4, 2019
Violin · Online

Kholoud A. Aug 27, 2019
Viola · Online

Awesome teacher! taught me whole lot on day 1 while keeping it fun

Lucia M. Aug 20, 2019
Piano · Online

Chelsea is very friendly and great with kids!

Irv Apr 2, 2019
Violin · In home

I am very pleased with the lesson. I am very much looking forward to learning the violin. Chelsea is an excellent teacher

Russ C. Mar 26, 2019
Violin · In studio

Great job! I’m excited to learn violin.

Mikey W. Feb 26, 2019
Piano · In home

My son is so super excited!! She was great!!!

Estelle B. Jan 15, 2019
Piano · In home

Our first time with Chelsea and she was wonderful with our assortment of children!

Carla A. Nov 30, 2018
Piano · In home

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!

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Valarie J. Nov 15, 2018
Ukulele · In studio

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.

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Diane R. Nov 9, 2018
Violin · In studio

I will not be writing reviews

makena K. Oct 3, 2018
Ukulele · In studio

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 !

Krystal Anderson Jun 10, 2018
Piano · In home

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!

Jacob May 30, 2018
Violin · In home

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.

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kaelynn P. Apr 4, 2018
Violin · In studio

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

Marilyn Mar 29, 2018
Ukulele · In home

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!

Jessica R. Mar 8, 2018
Ukulele · In studio

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!

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