David Smith

David S.

Upper Marlboro, MD
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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
June 2008

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to provide their instrument and stand. I will provide practice material.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching fundamentals. Proper embouchure, breathing, in order to produce a full tone quality. I use the Arbans, Schlossberg, and Herbert L Clarke method books in my teachings. I teach both classical and jazz.


Professional Trumpet
Oct 2013 - Present
Navy Band

Musical Director
Aug 2010 - May 2013
Celebrity Cruisers

Managed the musicians onboard the Celebrity Summit. Led the stage band for production shows and guest entertainers. I


Masters of Music in Trumpet Performance
Aug 2008 - May 2010
Penn State University
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Aug 2003 - May 2008
Morgan State University

Photos & Videos

Snippet of a recital I performed a few years ago.
Performing on a Navy Band Tour

Bachelor Boys Band photo shoot

Featured selection with the Navy Band Cruisers
As musical director on the Celebrity Summit Cruise Ship.

Performing in Key West, Florida with the Navy Band Cruisers


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Zoë H. Sep 24, 2018
Trumpet · Online

David Smith is a fantastic teacher, musician and communicator. He understands how to diagnose what issues a student is facing on the horn. He played a very big role in the preparation I did for my senior recital when I was an undergraduate trumpet student, and he was very encouraging throughout the whole process. If you take lessons with him, you are going to get a step by step plan that will help you reach your goals.

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