Caitlin Smith

Violin, Fiddle, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, Songwriting, Students with Special Learning Needs, Viola
(37 reviews)
25+ lessons booked on Lessonface

Lesson Fees
from $35.00 / 30 Minutes


Classically-trained Violist & Singer/Songwriter with extensive teaching & performing experience across all different genres. Recent graduate, holding a Bachelor of Music from McGill University (Class of 2020). Here to help inspire accessible, online music-learning!

Loves to work with students at all stages of learning! I enjoy helping students grow new (or old) interests and follow their passions. My goal is to make music enjoyable while providing knowledge and learning tools! I show students how to expand and master the skills they need to achieve their musical goals & fulfillment.  Happy to embrace and welcome all styles of learning

16 years of music experience - 10 years coaching string instruments - 5 years teaching Music Theory/Ear-Training, Song-Writing

Bachelor of Music - McGill University; Schulich School of Music

Freelance Violist - Performing Artist (8 years) - Private Teacher and Mentor (5 years), Ear-Training Tutor (3 years)

I love working with others and getting to know their musical voice. It is incredibly rewarding to witness students having fun and expanding their knowledge. I love to work with people who enjoy playing music! My music-learning philosophy aims to make music accessible as it is fun! A holistic music-education embraces all genres and styles of learning; I find that our musical practices are most fulfilling when they are applicable to our daily lives in some way. I hope to help others find these connections, enrich their lives, and reach their goals. :) 

- Concert Violist at fundraisers, paid gigs, recordings, and film orchestrations. Played chamber music as part of various community fundraisers - Performed as part of an international tour with Jazz-folk group across Canada to debut ‘Music for 20 Strings’ album - Participated in the recording of “We Are A River” that was featured on a Foo Fighters HBO special [LA Youth Orchestra, 2014] - Studio Violist - recorded and premiered original music for local composers.

Lots of listening to music! Occasional use of the Suzuki Method for young beginners, huge focus on letting students choose their own repertoire and assignments

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