SoundsmithSoundsmithGuitar, Ukulele, Drum Set, Vocals & Music software Contact: Anita Smith
I began on bass and vocals in a few punk bands in the 70’s. I switched to guitar to improve my songwriting and taught myself from records, books and friends. After playing and writing material for funk and rock bands, I felt I’d gone as far as I could on my own. I studied for four years at Humber College’s Music Program (mostly jazz) and graduated with honours in 1999.
I’ve been a music teacher for Toronto Parks and Rec from ’95 to 2000, and worked in two private schools. I began teaching my own students in 1999, and work in greater Hamiton and Burlington.
I’ve published original music, played many live shows, and mixed bands live and in the studio.
I’m a flexible, energizing teacher with a warm, non-judgemental nature. My varied background allows me to provide a range of skills and teaching styles, with a practical hands on approach. I help students of all ages and most skill levels reach their goals, and offer performing and recording opportunities.
All are welcome. Feel free to bring drinks and snacks. Parking and a bathroom are available. Unfortunately my studio is not accessible to wheelchairs.
I belong to the following organizations:
Canadian Federation of Musicians [Assistance for professional musicians living and working in Canada] SOCAN [Canadian copyright collective for musical works, protecting the performing rights of members] SAC [Songwriters Association of Canada. Help with the craft of Songwriting. Workshops, webinars, demo panels and newsletters