Steven Smith

Steven S.

Frankfort, KY

Lesson Details



Steven delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+

Teaching since:
August 1995

I've been playing musical instruments for 35 years. As a child I started playing the trumpet, then other brass instruments. That love for music carried on into college, where I started singing for the first time. I loved performing, and developed a deep desire to get better in every aspect. So I started taking voice and piano lessons. Though I got a degree in something completely different, music was my preference and I started leading music programs full-time at churches. It was there that I saw an opportunity to teach others how to sing and play. I picked up the guitar so I can lead our more modern worship services and began teaching that, as well. I was given many opportunities to lead music and perform all over the country and all the while, I kept honing my craft. I decided to go back to school for a second Master's degree in vocal performance. There I learned all about the anatomy of the voice, how to use it properly and to teach others to perform at their very best. I did a great deal of piano performance along the way and applied that style to all the lessons I teach. I've had students as young as 4 and as old as 77. It is never too early or too late to begin learning. I am extremely passionate about music and performance and will pass that spirit along to you, at whatever level you play and in whatever style you prefer.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a laid back teacher. You are paying for the time. If you want to spend that time learning one thing, I will pick up on that. If you are motivated and practice throughout the week, you will move along briskly and will become very proficient in a timely fashion. Because I teach music theory along the way, and because I know most people want to learn how to play "something useful" in the first couple weeks, I can get most people strumming or accompanying themselves on the piano in as little as two weeks! Vocalists will learn proper technique and will see an instant improvement in their tone, breathing, and posture. I also teach them how to use their voice to sing in harmony, as well as a lead instrument.

*** Studio Equipment ***
studio: piano, guitar amps, seating for parents

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide the curriculum. They need to provide their instrument.

*** Specialties ***
I can teach in any style. If I'm not familiar with it, I will become so in order to best serve my students.

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Music Minister
Feb 2013 - Present
Capital City Christian Church

I lead all the bands and vocal teams, in addition to many other responsibilities. I teach lessons out of the church as a private music instructor, as well.

Private Music Instructor
Apr 2012 - Present
Willis Music

I've been teaching at Willis Music in Lexington, KY for the last four years. I teach voice, guitar, piano, ukulele and trumpet students at the present.

Private Music Instructor
Jan 2001 - Dec 2006
Mom's Music

Gave guitar, voice, piano lessons in Louisville, KY.


MA in Vocal Performance
Aug 2001 - May 2003
Indiana University
BA in Public Speaking and Counseling
Aug 1991 - May 1995
Johnson University - Florida


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Steve Smith - Music Instructor

Steve singing at "Jesus Prom" for mentally and physically challenged at his church.  He's performing with three of his students in the band.
Photo by Steven S.
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8 Reviews

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Devon L. Apr 29, 2016
Singing · In studio

Steven is such an awesome person and instructor. He takes the time to listen and does whatever he can to make you a better singer. Not only is he an amazing person but he's an amazing singer. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He's a guy who knows what he is talking about and it's clear he has a passion for helping others become amazing at their craft!

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Alyssa Feb 17, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

He's very patient and kind, he can help you grasp it even if you know nothing about guitar.

Bill C. Jan 27, 2016
Guitar · Online


Eric Jul 5, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

Steve is an extremely talented vocalist and he really enjoys helping others become better. He has helped me understand technique and how to increase my ability and become more consistent. You will not find a better teacher in this area.

Betty Jul 3, 2015
Singing · In studio

Very talented individual.. He has a ear for music, and is an excellent teacher. Patient, and very knowledgeable about vocal techniques. I highly recommend him!

Angie Jul 1, 2015
Piano · In studio

Very talented, patient, good with kids, would highly recommend to everyone!

Jeremy Jul 1, 2015
Vocal Training · In studio

Incredible vocalist that really knows what he is talking about.

Sandy Z. Nov 28, 2012

Great way to learn via Skype.

I love not having to have to take my son somewhere for lessons. The ability for Skype teaching is wonderful and would recommend to every busy mom.

Steve has been great with my son. I thought for sure my son would loose interest, but he hasn't and that has a lot to do with the teacher.

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