Jeremy Smith

Jeremy S.

Centerburg, OH

About Jeremy S.

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Jeremy teaches: Ages 5 to 95
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2006
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

Jeremy E. Smith is a professional musician and brass educator based in Central Ohio. Jeremy completed his Master’s degree in Trombone Performance at Carnegie Mellon University. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Instrumental Performance from Grace College. In 2013, Jeremy was appointed to the position of bass trombone with the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. In addition to playing with Huntington, Jeremy is a member of the Opera Project Columbus Orchestra, and has performed with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, the Mansfield Symphony, the New Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Knox County Symphony, the Masterworks Festival Orchestra, the Dublin Silver Band, and the Wagon Wheel Theater. In addition to these ensembles, Jeremy traveled with the King’s Brass for a year, and performed over 120 concerts across the country.

Outside of performing, Jeremy has taught at the collegiate level at Kenyon College and Mount Vernon Nazarene University. As an educator, he has been a presenter and guest artist at Ohio University, Marshall University, the North Carolina Trombone Festival and many local high schools. Currently, Jeremy is in demand as an online music teacher with a studio of students across the country.

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Experience

Bass Trombone

Jun 2015 - Present
Opera Project Columbus Orchestra

Marching Band Assistant

Aug 2014 - Present
Centerburg High School

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

Bass Trombone

Aug 2012 - May 2016
Knox County Symphony

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 Spoken

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

International Trombone Association

Jun 2004
Ita

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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18 Reviews on Jeremy S.

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Jing Q. Jan 6, 2017
Tuba · Online
Verified Student
My son had Tuba lessons with Jeremy for almost 2 years and really enjoys it. Jeremy is very professional and knowledgable. Highly recommended.
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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 !
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Kenny Jul 26, 2016
Trombone · Online
Verified Student
He is not afraid to challenge kids. I'm learning a lot.
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Chris F. Apr 22, 2016
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
First lesson was very valuable to me and will be a good base to build upon.
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Chris F. Jan 9, 2016
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
Flexible, provides feedback. Recommend!
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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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