Chloe Smart

Chloe S.

Studio City, CA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Our lessons will cover piano technique, theory, and classical as well as pop repertoire. We will learn solid technique through a variety of teaching methods.
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Chloe teaches



Chloe delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 18 and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2010

Want to learn how to play your favorite pop song? Beethoven’s “Fur Elise”? Maybe you’re a closet Pavarotti fan and have a yearning to hit those stratosphere-high notes, or maybe you just love to sing and want someone’s encouraging ear. No matter what your goal is I will make it my mission to help you attain it!

Although my main pursuit is classical performance, I absolutely love to teach all styles and see the joy of music grow in my students. I’ve been teaching voice and piano since 2009 (8 years) and with my solid piano, musical theater, and classical background I offer my students the best of both worlds.

I hold a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from San Jose State University, and since graduating I have performed with Opera San Jose, Symphony Silicon Valley, Celestial Opera Company & Independent Opera Company.

That's pretty much the gist about me and my teaching, but if you'd like to know what your lesson might look like feel free to ask me! I usually respond within a day.

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Teaching Assistant
Aug 2017 - Present
Oakwood School

Music Teacher
Aug 2016 - Present
Manhattan & Redondo Beach School Of Dance & Music

I teach private voice & piano lessons on Mondays & Tuesdays at an after-school performing arts center. My students range from beginners to advanced and are all ages. My youngest just turned 5 and my oldest is about to graduate!

Private Music Instructor
Jan 2009 - Present

I have been teaching private lessons out of my private studio and in people's homes since 2009. At the moment I cannot teach out of my home, but I hope to be able to soon!

Principal Artist
May 2016 - Jun 2016
The Celestial Opera Company

I performed the role of Micaela in Bizet's "Carmen".

Associate Resident Artist
May 2014 - Jun 2015
Opera San Jose

I performed 8 roles in 4 operas while I was a resident artist with Opera San Jose - one of the best experiences I've ever had!

Guest Artist
Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
Symphony Silicon Valley

I performed with Symphony Silicon Valley as part of their outdoor summer concert series in San Jose, CA. I will not miss singing in that heat!

Opera Chorus & Small Roles
Jan 2012 - Apr 2013
Opera San Jose

While completing my degree at SJSU I performed with Opera San Jose as much as possible. I sang in the chorus for Verdi's "La Traviata", Verdi's "Il Trovatore", Verdi's "Falstaff", and Puccini's "Madama Butterfly". During that time I was also asked to understudy principal roles and got a chance to sing some small roles on the big stage!

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Young Artist
May 2011 - Jul 2011
Opera Academy of California

I spent a summer studying opera performance intensively with renowned professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. We performed 3 full operas and multiple concerts over the course of 6 weeks.

Teaching Assistant
Jan 2009 - Dec 2010
Cabrillo Youth Chorus

While beginning my college career I worked with Cabrillo Youth Chorus teaching choir, helping with major performances, and helping with administrative tasks.


MA Elementary Education
Aug 2018 - Present
Loyola Marymount University
BM Vocal Performance
Jan 2012 - Dec 2014
San Jose State University
Aug 2003 - Jun 2007
Mira Costa High School


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Artist Grant
Apr 2016
Opera Buffs
1st Place
Apr 2014
San Jose Opera Guild
2nd Place
Nov 2013
San Jose Music Study Club
Oct 2013
San Francisco Opera Merola Auditions
1st Place
Apr 2012

Photos & Videos

My student and I post recital.

Sullivanne's first piano recital! She put some great finishing touches on the song!
Caroline did a great job at her school talent show!
Me and Dr. Jeffrey Benson after a performance of Haydn's The Creation.

My 2013 performance as the Soprano Soloist in Mozart's Coronation Mass.
"Quando men vo" from Puccini's La Boheme
As Pamina in Mozart's "Die Zauberflote"

As Caroline Abbott in the world premiere of "Where Angels Fear to Treat" by Mark Weizer.

Photo by Chloe S.
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11 Reviews

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Jenny E. Apr 25, 2017
Piano · In home

Excellent! Chloe is great with our 5 year old. She's very good at breaking down the lessons and the information. A no brainer!!

Soli P. Sep 15, 2016
Piano · In home

Soli was so excited to get started and Ms. Chloe did not disappoint. She loves her teacher and loves playing the piano. She took great pride in showing her dad and me what she learned in the first lesson.

Thank you, Ms. Chloe. We will see you next week.

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Anelie P. Sep 15, 2016
Piano · In home

Anelie loved her teacher and first piano lesson. She is so excited to continue. Thank you Ms. Chloe. See you next week.

Lauren May 17, 2016
Broadway Singing ·

Chloe is great! I would recommend her to anyone of any age or skill level. I presented to her what I wanted to achieve on my first lesson. Chloe created a syllabus catered to achieving my personal goals. She explains the lessons so they are easier to learn and in a creative way so I obtain the information. The lessons are followed by a fun weekly assignment that allows me a unique way to practice for the following week's lesson. Chloe is patient but effective! I take in home lessons that are so convenient with my busy schedule and at an affordable price!

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Gabe Apr 13, 2016
Broadway Singing · In studio

Amazing! I’m primarily a dancer/actor and was really tired of always getting cast in the chorus in shows. I wanted to strengthen my voice so that I could play the leads I always wanted to, and Chloe really helped me find the right songs to fit my range & style. She immediately was able to tell that I was singing in the wrong range (I had no idea), and helped me develop my MT belt.

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Sarah Mar 25, 2016
Piano · In home

Izzie loves her lessons with Chloe. She is equally great at teaching piano and voice (even though Bella prefers to sing). She helped Izzie prepare for her part in the school show (Liesl in the Sound of Music). She makes singing very fun, and I've noticed great improvements in Bella's voice and piano playing.

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Michelle Mar 25, 2016
Piano · In home

Chloe taught our two young boys piano lessons and they had a great time. My youngest especially loved his lessons and asks all the time if Teacher Chloe will move back. Very dependable and a great teacher over all.

Minnie Mar 25, 2016
Singing · In home

Chloe taught our two kids (11 & 9) - They had a great time singing and she really helped my kids develop their voices.

Hannah A. Jan 30, 2016
Classical Voice · In home

This was our 11 year-old daughter's first voice lesson and Chloe managed to make her extremely comfortable, bring out her best efforts, and teach her fantastic tips and tricks in the first session.

Liz Mar 19, 2015
Piano · In home

First interaction and lesson (we took a 5 sessions package) was great .
Very good listener and our 9 years old was very happy.

John F. Jun 25, 2014
Piano · In home

Chloe has worked out better than we had hoped or expected. She is teaching our mid-elementary aged children and they love her. The children are excited about the lessons, look forward to seeing her, and they enjoy practicing their lessons. If you want a great teacher that can motivate in a positive manner I would suggest Chloe.

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