Damien Smith Productions
Damien Smith Productions

Damien Smith Productions

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$50/hour
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Introduction: I am a multi-instrumentalist, which gives me a different perspective with regards to how each instrument functions in the context of a song or a band. I also customize every lesson to fit the needs of each student. I feel that this creates a learning environment that inspires a disciplined practice routine. In addition to my love for music, I enjoy the opportunity to share ideas and concepts that pertain to music, but can be applied to every facet of life.
Overview

Hired 22 times

Serves Long Beach, CA

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20 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and value.

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Noel M.
Jan 3, 2019
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Hired on Thumbtack

I’ve only spoken to Damian on the phone and conversed via thumbtack about guitar lessons but I wanted to express just how knowledgeable and professional he was with me. He always responded promptly to all my calls and messages. I can’t wait to start working with him.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • I travel to the guitar teacher

Guitar Lessons
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Chris H.
Jan 15, 2018
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Hired on Thumbtack

I have not had a lesson yet, but Damien was very responsive and helpful in getting me started. He has made me feel comfortable with my decision to work with him!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • Yes, can read guitar tabs • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Electric • Rock • Blues • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • Within the next 1 - 2 weeks • Need some more information before hiring • I travel to the guitar teacher • The guitar teacher travels to me

Guitar Lessons
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Phillip S.
Sep 16, 2015
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Hired on Thumbtack

Damien is truly a wonderful music instructor! He is very knowledgeable in music and I'm so glad I was able take drum lessons from Damien!!
Drum Lessons (for adults)
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Bradly H.
May 7, 2016
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Hired on Thumbtack

Damien is professional and courteous. He tailors lessons to the needs and abilities of the student. His range of musical knowledge and taste is exceptional. I always come away from my lesson with a challenge and greater appreciation of the craft.
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
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Shirley L.
May 8, 2013
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Hired on Thumbtack

I found Damien on this same site and it has been a true blessing. He explains in a way I can understand, and he is super patient as well as flexible...making the effort to answer all my questions even when I do not follow the lesson plan. (wink). I see my playing continually improving. I highly recommend him.
Drum Lessons
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Damien Smith

FAQs

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

    I am always trying to expand my pallet. I am keenly aware that there is always someone out there who plays better than I do, so I am still taking lessons from great musicians. I also try to find new and challenging situations either in the recording studio or live performances.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I have been playing music since childhood and can not imagine a more fulfilling profession.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I take examples of songs that my students love and transcribe them. As I do this, I explain all of the theory that is required in order to play that song (scales, chords, rudiments, reading, beats, etc.).

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