- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 95 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- August 2006
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.
An Online Resource for Brass Musicians
Traveled across the country with a brass ensemble giving over 120 concerts during the year.
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My daughter is very shy and knew NOTHING about music or her instrument and he's doing great with her!
Jeremy has a very friendly personality and is clearly very proficient on the trombone. Looking forward to more lessons.
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.+ Read More
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!+ Read More
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.
My son had Tuba lessons with Jeremy for almost 2 years and really enjoys it. Jeremy is very professional and knowledgable. Highly recommended.
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 !
He is not afraid to challenge kids. I'm learning a lot.
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.
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
First lesson was very valuable to me and will be a good base to build upon.
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.
Flexible, provides feedback. Recommend!
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.+ Read More
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!+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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!+ Read More
Really good lessons! Great teaching technique!
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.
Jeremy is a very talented, enthusiastic instructor and I highly recommend him!
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.
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!+ Read More