Now living in London Ontario, Larry Smith has been a professional guitarist since 1973
Giving guitar performances all over North America, in Europe and in the Orient with pop groups, folk groups, blues bands and jazz combos has demanded I learn and know many different types of music and guitar styles.
Accompanied on guitar Symphony Orchestras in London, Toronto, Quebec City and Edmonton.
Was part of Orchestra London's education outreach program in schools throughout south western Ontario.
Teaching Guitar Since 1980
Started teaching in Toronto in 1980 which adds up to over 35 years of guitar teaching experience.
In addition to private teaching, I've also taught night school classes to both children and adults for the City of London Parks and Recreation Dept.
Music educators at the University Of Western Ontario and the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College have sent students my way who are seeking to broaden their understanding of guitar and in music generally.
I've worked with guitarists in helping them prepare for admission requirements into music studies at various schools including the Unversity Of Western Ontario, Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College, Mohawk College in Hamilton and Humber College in Toronto.
Teaching Guitar Teachers
I have given instruction to numerous other guitar teachers, offering them better understanding of the guitar and/or music in general, helping develop improved teaching techniques and skills. I teach the teachers.
I also offer instruction in computer music skills, helping musicians understand and use a variety of computer software available for students and professionals.