Chuck Smith Music

Chuck Smith Music

5.0(1 review)
Offers online services
Offers online services


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.


Hired 1 time
1 employee
34 years in business
Serves Santa Monica , CA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Zelle


Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old


0 reviews

Ben W.

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!
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March 10, 2019

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

Services offered

Bass Guitar