Chuck Smith Music

Chuck Smith Music

5.0 (1)
1 employee
31 years in business

About this pro

I’ve taught guitar, bass, songwriting and voice for 30 yrs. to literally hundreds of satisfied clients including multi-platinum artists.  I myself am a former Columbia and Motown recording artist and writer.  Many of my former and current clients have chosen a career in music.  

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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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  • Ben Weiss

    I took guitar lessons with Chuck for several years, and they were an absolute integral part of my music education. Chuck is a highly proficient musician and teacher, and his knowledge of the guitar and wisdom of music in general were a source of inspiration throughout the years. He always catered his lessons specifically to whatever got me excited and inspired, and he put me on a course of curiosity that has served my passion and career in music well. I highly recommend Chuck to anyone looking for a teacher that is highly qualified, relatable, and fun!


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

If it’s a new student, I get them playing a song as quickly as possible.  If it’s someone with experience, I chat with them about their level of expertise, what they want to accomplish and go from there.  I always ask what sort of music they want to make.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Graduate of Mich. State Univ.  Former Columbia and Motown writer/recording artist. Awarded gold record for co-writing a Diana Ross time.  Played for nine years in an original music group with famed bassist from the modern rock group Incubus.