Michael Smith

Michael S.

Salt Lake City, UT

About Michael S.

Background check: Last verified 12/30/2016
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Michael teaches: Ages 12 and up
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Teaching since: 2011
Last sign in: 6 days ago


I absolutely love teaching music. The main approach is to guide students in their discovery of playing music auditorily. I utilize an auto-developed curriculum to help students gain the skills to bring their inner music out. The learning process is unique from the typical music lesson where the student reads from a page and is critiqued to improve. I find other methods much more satisfying and productive. I've played music for 18 years and my Bachelor's Degree is in Music Education. I have perfect pitch, and I'm a whiz at music theory. I scored a 5 on the Music Theory AP Test and tested out of 2 years of Music Theory and Ear Training in college. My main instrument is trumpet. I can teach any band instrument up through High School level. Let's schedule an intro visit and see what a good fit we are.

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Music Education
Aug 2008 - Dec 2014
Dixie State University

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Educator License
Feb 2017
State of Utah

3 Reviews on Michael S.

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Brayden Jan 16, 2017
· Spanish · In home
He helped me get through my first semester of Spanish in a very short amount of time without sacrificing my grades. He teaches very efficiently and is a good tutor.
Alayna Dec 30, 2016
· Music Theory · Online
I decided to take a AP music class with no history whatsoever with musical experience. I got Michael to help with my midterm , and it went great! He reviews and explains concepts in a simple terms. Highly recommend.
Elisa Dec 29, 2016
· Spanish · Online
Michael tutored my 15 yr old son online to help him prepare for his Spanish midterm. My son worked with a different Spanish tutor last year. He felt like Michael taught just as well but was "cooler". :). So he's a great tutor for a teenager who wants a cool teacher!! He said Michael covered exactly what he asked for help with and helped him a great deal. We will certainly be using him again.
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