Jeremy Smith

Jeremy S.

Centerburg, OH
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Jeremy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2006

**Currently accepting students of all brass instruments**

Jeremy S. has been teaching private brass lessons for over 10 years and is currently available to teach weekly lessons at his home in Centerburg, OH or online via the TakeLessons Classroom, Skype, Facetime, Google Hangouts, VSee, or AppearIn. Jeremy S. has helped students improve their playing abilities on trombone, trumpet, tuba, and baritone/euphonium, to successfully audition for youth orchestras, competitions, college auditions, and local events. He provides traditional classical training on trombone, trumpet, tuba, and baritone/euphonium, works with students to play for their own enjoyment and shares his passion for music. In addition, I will provide instruction on music theory and music history as part of instrumental lessons as it applies.

Jeremy received his training at Grace College in 2010, where he received a Bachelors of Music in Instrumental Performance. In addition, he attended the Carnegie Mellon University in 2012 where he received a Masters in Music. He has studied with Peter Sullivan, Jim Kraft, John Kitzman, and Graeme Mutchler.

As an expert in his field, Jeremy looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Jeremy's teaching style is positive, supportive, patient and constructive, focused on the individual student's needs, and enjoyable. Jeremy will work at your pace and cares about each of his students. Jeremy will teach you the proper positions and fingerings, technique, how to read music and how to improve your playing.

I am currently accepting new students. I recommend weekly lessons for all students to ensure good progress, but I do offer bi-weekly lessons as well. I can provide information on purchasing or renting an instrument if needed. You can check my availability on my schedule and sign up for lessons with TakeLessons.com. Please e-mail me with any questions or about available times for lessons. I will respond quickly. Thank you for your interest and consideration.

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Experience

Bass Trombone
Aug 2017 - Present
Orchestra Iowa

Founder and Editor
Jun 2014 - Present
Last Row Music

An Online Resource for Brass Musicians
www.lastrowmusic.com

Bass Trombone
Jul 2013 - Present
Huntington Symphony Orchestra

Online Brass Instructor
Jun 2013 - Present
TakeLessons.com

Brass Instructor
Aug 2006 - Present
Private Studio

Low Brass Instructor
Sep 2013 - May 2016
Kenyon College

Low Brass Instructor/Pep Band Director
Aug 2013 - May 2016
Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Second Trombone
Aug 2012 - Nov 2015
New Albany Symphony

Trombone
May 2010 - May 2011
The King's Brass

Traveled across the country with a brass ensemble giving over 120 concerts during the year.

Education

Master of Music in Trombone Performance
Aug 2010 - May 2012
Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance
Aug 2006 - May 2010
Grace College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Musicians Union Local 362-691
Jun 2013
American Federation of Musicians

Awards

Instrumental Performance Award
May 2010
Grace College
John Philip Sousa Award
May 2006
High School

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
Jun 2013

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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International Trombone Association
Jun 2004

The general purposes of the International Trombone Association shall be: To promote communications among trombonists around the world, to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trombone family and to function as a clearing house for trombone-related ideas and information

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Photos & Videos

Hasse Suite for Trombone, Movement One (Solo Only)
Watch this video to learn more about me!
Photo by Jeremy S.

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A video of me performing Barnacle Bill the Sailor on Bass Trombone with the NorthWood High School Low Brass Ensemble.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University Jazz Band, 2014

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Euphonium at Carnegie Hall, 2012

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Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, 2012

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Photo shoot for Eastman Winds Instrument Catalog, 2012.

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A recording of all the exercises on page 6 from the Tradition of Excellence Book 2 for Trombone.
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24 Reviews

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Carson Sep 11, 2017
Trombone · Online

Jeremy took the time to get to know my son's skill level and knowledge level. He related what he was teaching to other activities important to my child. My son learned more in his first lesson with Jeremy than in a year of private face to face lessons at school. Most importantly, when the lesson was finished, my son wanted to keep playing and playing because he was so excited about what he learned.

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Kaley W. Jun 26, 2017
Trombone · Online

My daughter is very shy and knew NOTHING about music or her instrument and he's doing great with her!

Matthew Jun 14, 2017
Trombone · Online

Jeremy has a very friendly personality and is clearly very proficient on the trombone. Looking forward to more lessons.

Ian May 24, 2017
Euphonium · Online

My son has been taking lessons for a few weeks now and I can say that this has been a very good decision for us. Jeremy is easygoing and patient. My son enjoys the lessons and taking them via Skype is super easy. If low brass is your thing, Jeremy is your teacher.

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Liz - proud tuba mom May 9, 2017
Tuba · Online

Jeremy has been great in relating to my junior high age son playing tuba. Developing a rapport via online lessons was a natural progression for the YouTube generation. Jeremy was encouraging and helped develop and grow technical skills to move from last chair to first chair and promoted to next band in the next semester! The ease and flexibility in scheduling allows him to continue in his lessons through busy concert seasons. Looking forward to adding his younger brother to the lesson with Jeremy soon!

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Denise Mar 7, 2017
Trombone · Online

Jeremy is a fantastic trombone instructor. He demonstrates gentle patience, while maintaining very high standards. My son has accomplished so much in a relatively short period of time. Excellent teacher! Recommend without reservation.

Jing Q. Jan 6, 2017
Tuba · Online

My son had Tuba lessons with Jeremy for almost 2 years and really enjoys it. Jeremy is very professional and knowledgable. Highly recommended.

Kathryn Sep 24, 2016
Trombone · Online

Jeremy smith has always been my favorite instructor. He makes things interesting and is fun to learn from. He is encouraging and instructing. 5 stars !

Kenny Jul 26, 2016
Trombone · Online

He is not afraid to challenge kids. I'm learning a lot.

Chris F. Apr 22, 2016
Trumpet · Online

David (11) has been working with Jeremy for a while now and he's had some rocky patches (getting braces and worse, getting an expander!) but Jeremy was there encouraging David the whole way and sure enough, you can play the trumpet with all that extra metal in your mouth after all!

David also has Brass at school but prefers his sessions with Jeremy where they are centered around David's specific needs and current goals. We have seen such an improvement in both David's ability and confidence which translates directly into more enjoyment playing his chosen instrument, the trumpet.

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David, Tommy and Jake F. Jan 18, 2016
Trumpet · Online

Great lesson. I actually wrote a review eariler as I didn't realize I'd be prompted by take lessons to post after the lesson so I don't want to write up the same things. I would like to point out that my easily stressed son isn't very stressed about getting braces now that he has Jeremy's support and experience to fall back on.

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Chris F. Jan 18, 2016
Trumpet · Online

Bit of a first month update. Jeremy is better than expected (and this was a good expectation based on my son's first lesson). I played piano and yet I find none of that knowledge seems to lend itself to trumpet, plus I have no ear for the trumpet. David (my son) can hear himself with a bad buzz but it all sounds the same to me. But back to Jeremy, even though David has been playing Trumpet for a little over a year I had no idea how many basics he was never taught! And Jeremy picked right up on where his knowledge is lacking and they are already rocking through basics I thought David would have learned in Band or at least in Brass/Percussion class. So just really thrilled (both my and my son) that Jeremy quickly saw where David's knowledge was lacking and is already improving his confidence and ability in such a short time.

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John M Laycock Jan 13, 2016
Trombone · Online

First lesson was very valuable to me and will be a good base to build upon.

Chris F. Jan 9, 2016
Trumpet · Online

I wasn't sure how trumpet lessons would go online as it seems like it would be one of the harder things to teach at a distance. But the first lesson with my middle son went great! David (my son) took to Jeremy pretty quickly, which is a great sign as David doesn't really like "new" people. But he left his lesson excited about what they would be doing the following week.

I also wanted to mention Jeremy's follow up with me was cool in that he recommended a book for David and went the extra step to link it to both Amazon and a local music store to be sure I easily found the correct book. It's the little things like that that show tutors that care about going the extra step to make everything go smoothly.

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Desha M. Sep 14, 2015
Trombone · In studio

Flexible, provides feedback. Recommend!

Cody Aug 20, 2015
Tuba · In studio

I had Jeremy as a tuba instructor my last year of college. I was a bit skeptical since he looked so young, but after my first few lessons with him, I realized what a valuable teacher I had. He was very supportive, and instead of making me feel like a failure in my mistakes, gave me the instruction and tools necessary to succeed. I wish my time with him had been longer, but I loved the short time we did work together.

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Dawn D. Aug 17, 2015
Trumpet · Online

Since our son has been working with Jeremy, he has a new confidence and has moved to second chair in band placement. His technical skills and musicality have improved, and he is working on fundamentals instead of just working on band music. Our schedules have been very busy, and Jeremy has been very flexible in working with us. Our son loves the online format, and we much appreciate not having to haul him around for lessons!

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Stephanie Aug 16, 2015
Euphonium · In studio

Jeremy challenged me and helped me reach a level of playing that I didn't think was possible for myself. He was not only encouraging, but patient as well, and allowed me to work at my own pace and around my busy schedule. Although very intelligent and skilled in his area of practice, he still allowed room for my own creativity. I highly recommend Jeremy for anyone who is eager to learn and looking for an excellent instructor.

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Laura Aug 14, 2015
Trombone · In studio

He's pretty awesome. I always leave his lessons with something I didn't have before - whether that be trombone knowledge, encouragement, or a good friend chat that was well needed. It's fun to learn from someone who has so much passion for what he does!

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Lilly Aug 14, 2015
Trombone · In studio

Really good lessons! Great teaching technique!

Susan Casey Aug 14, 2015
Trombone · Online

I was skeptical about online lessons, but the experience was really great. My son grew leaps and bounds in just 45 minutes. Jeremy is a very patient and skilled teacher. I'm so impressed with him. My son is looking forward to future lessons.

Carolyn Aug 14, 2015
Trombone · In studio

Jeremy is a very talented, enthusiastic instructor and I highly recommend him!

Tony H. Apr 9, 2015
Bass Trombone · Online

Connected well with the instructor and anticipate learning, growing and meeting my goals with his guidance. Looking forward to putting his suggestions and advice into daily practice.

Rhonda M. Sep 26, 2014
Baritone · In studio

Jeremy has been teaching baritone to our son for over a year. We appreciate his patience, positive friendly attitude and encouraging words to our child. Jeremy has made learning an instrument fun, and is always challenging our son to remember what they went over in each lesson, and what the focus is going to be for the following week. He has been flexible to accommodate our schedule needs as well. We would highly recommend Jeremy for all levels of instruction!

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