Quentin Smith
Athens, GA
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Quentin Smith

Quentin S.

Athens, GA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a Bass Performance student at UGA. I love to teach upright bass and electric bass in all styles! I personally play jazz, classical, funk/jam, musicals, rock, and bluegrass. I’m also well versed in music theory, aural skills/ear training, improvisation, jazz theory, and songwriting. I love to help students get their low notes sounding good and grooving!

About Quentin S.

I go to the University of Georgia for Double Bass Performance. I've spent about 11 years learning and sharing everything I can about this wonderfully complex instrument. So many genres of music can be played on the double bass, and once you add my secondary instrument, the bass guitar, you're a necessary part of about every band imaginable!

In addition to my classical training in symphonies, orchestras, chamber groups, concert bands, and solo bass, I have delved deeply into jazz. I've played in both big bands and combos, in school and for gigs. I also play in several local bands, where I've broadened my horizons, playing funk, jam, bluegrass, folk, rock, pop, punk, and more. I love all kinds of music!

Beyond my versatile knowledge of bass, I am versed in guitar, piano, drums, music theory/ear training, composition, and jazz theory. I love to integrate a little bit of all these disciplines into my lessons, because learning anything about music makes us better musicians all around.

Teaching experience includes assistant teaching orchestra classes at local middle schools and high schools, ongoing freelance private lessons, and my current employment at the Oconee Music School. I strive to make lessons enjoyable and will teach whatever a student is interested in - I probably have played it before!


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I was nervous to start and Quentin quickly put me at ease as a student. I am an adult learner who can read music and has basic understanding of piano and wanted to move to the next level. He asked the right questions and shaped lessons and practice time which have proven extremely helpful. I look forward to more lessons and can easily recommend his lessons.

Posted May 10, 2021
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Quentin was very knowledgeable, flexible and creative. He was the ideal teacher for me as a beginner.

Posted May 10, 2021
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Quentin has an easy going manner that makes my middle school student want to learn from him. My son is working on improving his technique and Quentin was able to assess an appropriate level of instruction.

Posted Feb 22, 2021
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Quentin's teaching style is chill and simple. But you learn a lot during the process. He is calm and patient as well!

Posted Feb 12, 2021
Ikechukwu N.
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I really enjoy jamming with Quentin. Very creative, lots of cool ideas and he's really good at sparking my own creativity

Posted Dec 4, 2020
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Quentin is a great teacher! He works with all schedules and manners of learning.

Posted Apr 19, 2020
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Quentin has given me a lot of insight into voice leading jazz chords on the piano, and making my overall playing style flow. I highly recommend him!

Posted Apr 19, 2020
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Super helpful with lessons and learning instruments. Great person. Weird hair. 11/10

Posted Apr 17, 2020
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Posted Jan 25, 2021

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Church Band Bassist
Aug 2020 - Present

Winterville First Baptist Church

Music Teacher
Aug 2020 - Present

Oconee Music LLC

I teach piano, guitar, drums, and bass to primarily elementary and middle school-aged kids here. I love to provide unforgettable lessons with my attention to detail, wide range of experiences, and creativity. We have fun!


Double Bass Performance
Aug 2015 - Present

University of Georgia



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Jul 2018
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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