Jared Smith

Jared S.

Van Nuys, CA

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My teaching style is very in depth, but laid back. I base my lessons off the students' specific needs and abilities rather than a set curriculum. My lessons are also different in that they prepare you for all styles of music rather than one or two genres. Overall you will learn at an exponential rate. I go into details and principles that are truly the fundamentals of learning music for any instrument. But I will most importantly, do my absolute best to make learning music an easy and stress-free process.
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Jared delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

A seasoned performer of rock, jazz, classical, and electronic music, Jared has performed with: George & Alfred Ortiz, Al Di Mieola, Gordon Goodwin, Arturo Sandoval, Jay Mason, George Stone, Stan Mark, Christine Guter and Chad Wackerman. He also has performed at festivals in Seattle, Reno, Los Angeles and Eugene and Jacksonville, Oregon. He has recieved a Bachelor’s in Music Performance with emphasis in Jazz Studies and has been privileged to study with Sol Kreuger, Lionel Nightengale and Mike Higgins.

Taking lessons in piano and guitar at a young age, Jared has also played piano recitals and recorded piano parts for several clients. As well as guitar and piano, he teaches and performs other instruments including mandolin, ukulele, banjo, and bass. He also has writing credits for bands throughout the west coast and has recorded the theme song to a popular comedy podcast. Jared also produces electronic music under the stage name ‘Cyrus’ and has licensed recordings throughout the United States.

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Guitar/Piano Instructor
Feb 2018 - Present
Foothill Music Academy


Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance - Jazz Studies
Sep 2011 - May 2016
California State University Long Beach

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