About Dennis Smith

promoshot2 copyA lifelong Maine resident, born in Portland, I started playing at age 13 and quickly began performing in local high school bands, playing early rock (Beatles, Stones, Led Zeppelin). This period includes many of guitar music’s great classics. I studied music at the University of Maine majoring in jazz and classical guitar, graduating in 1978.

Performing solo at local restaurants and hotels, I play a blend of classical, jazz and popular music. I also perform as a classical soloist or with a violin or oboe, and as part of the Portland Flute and Guitar Duet, performing at weddings and private events.

Teaching has always been a major part of my life’s work. Since starting my teaching career in 1980, I have taught many students of all ages and abilities. As a teacher as well as a performer, I have always taught and played different styles of music from electric blues and rock to acoustic folk and classical.

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