Vanessa Smith

Vanessa S.

Woodridge, IL
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Are you looking to learn piano from an experienced, highly trained professional? Then look no further! With piano lessons, there are no limits to what you can do and learn to become a better musician and pianist. Allow me to help you on your journey to becoming the best musician and pianist you can be.

About Vanessa S.

I am a college graduate with a Bachelor’s degree and while in college I studied music performance & criminology at some of the most accomplished institutions of the Midwest, Missouri State University, in Springfield, Missouri as well as College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and have also received the President's Award from previous President Obama for Educational Excellence two years in a row, 2010 and 2011 in recognition of Outstanding Academic Excellence. Additionally, I have a 4.0 GPA out of 4.0. Furthermore, I am a very accomplished musician for my young age of 19, as I play principal flute in both the College of DuPage Chamber Orchestra as well as the DuPage Community Band. Lastly, I have been involved in the competitive music industry my whole life, and am very intelligent in many school subjects and can offer your child or teen a comfortable, fun, safe, constructive learning environment which can help your child improve their grades in school, or musically speaking, can help them improve their musical skills and knowledge no matter what the reasoning is behind you wanting your child to play music; whether it is because you, or your child, wants a career in the music industry, or if your child wants to learn a musical instrument for fun.

*** Lesson Details ***
I can teach many time frames of lessons ranging from 30 min lessons to 120 min lessons. Additionally, I would be willing to travel and teach from the student's home at a small additional fee for gas and travel expenses.

*** Studio Equipment ***

-Yamaha Allegro Open Hole B Footnote Professional Flute

-Professional Grade Practice Stand for Sheet Music and Musical Books

-Musical Books and sheet music ranging from Beginner through Advanced levels

*** Travel Equipment ***

-Yamaha Allegro Open Hole B Footnote Professional Flute

-Professional Grade Practice Stand for Sheet Music and Musical Books

-Musical Books and sheet music ranging from Beginner through Advanced levels

*** Specialties ***

-Flute & Piccolo




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Ingrid K.
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Please do not hire Vanessa she is a liar.
She rescheduled my lessons twice and finally she never showed up.

Posted May 16, 2014

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Shopper/delivery driver
Jan 2020 - Present

Shipt & Instacart

I work for shipt and Instacart shopping and delivering groceries, home goods, cleaning supplies, pet supplies, and anything that the store offers that the customer would like to purchase.

Independent Contractor
Jan 2014 - Present


-Teaching Piano -Teaching Flute & Piccolo -Teaching Guitar (Acoustic & Electric)

Professional Services
Apr 2014 - May 2020


-Teaching Piano -Teaching Flute & Piccolo -Teaching Guitar (Acoustic & Electric) -Dog Walking/Sitting

Children's Nursery Supervisor
Jan 2011 - May 2020

St. John's Lutheran Church & School

Childcare: Ages newborn - 5 years old; Special Needs Children, no age limit/requirement.

Jan 2016 - Jan 2020


At Uber I picked customers up and drove them to their requested destination.

Team member/cashier
Aug 2014 - Dec 2015


At adidas I rang customers’ items up, cleaned up the store, folded clothing, put clothes on hangers, put shoes on the shelf from the stock room, counted the cash in the register, organized receipts by type, and helped customers find items in the store.

Soft line employee
Jul 2013 - Aug 2014


At this job I went through clothing and separated the clothing by size and style, and put price tags on the different pieces of clothing to put out on the store floor for sale.

Instrument Specialist/Coordinator
Dec 2011 - Jan 2014

Guitar Center


Music Performance & Criminology
May 2014 - Dec 2017

Missouri State University

Music Performance & Music Education
Aug 2011 - May 2014

College of DuPage

High School Diploma
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011

Lyons Township High School



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Dean's List
Jan 2014

College of DuPage

Dean's List
Aug 2013

College of DuPage

Dean's List
Jan 2013

College of DuPage

Dean's List
Aug 2012

College of DuPage

Dean's List
Aug 2011

College of DuPage

Excellent Musicianship & Performance Award
May 2011

West Suburban Youth Orchestra

President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence
Apr 2011

President Barrack Obama

Dean's List
Jan 2011

College of DuPage

President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence
Apr 2010

President Barrack Obama

President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence
Apr 2009

President Barrack Obama


National Education Association
Jan 2012
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.
National Association for Music Education
Aug 2011
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
National Tutoring Association
Jan 2011
The NTA was formed in 1992 for the purpose of establishing a membership organization for tutoring professionals. The NTA is dedicated exclusively to tutoring, and represents the interests of thousands of tutors in the U.S. and thirteen other countries, practicing in all phases of tutoring, program administration, and supplemental student services.

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