Chad Smith

Bassoon, Clarinet, Saxophone, Woodwinds

Lesson Fees
from $90.00 / 45 Minutes


Chad Smith has spent the last 25 years performing in prestigious orchestras, Broadway shows and recording sessions.  Enjoying a bicoastal career in New York and Los Angeles Chad has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic as a saxophonist and major motion pictures, Family Guy and American Dad as a bassoon doubler.  He specializes in the music of 1920’s virtuoso, Rudy Wiedoeft through a multimedia presentation entitled Sax-O-Philm: Sounds and Sights of the 20’s.  Chad is also an accomplished composer and has written works for saxophone, bassoon, wind quartets, and symphonic ensembles.  Mr. Smith is an adjunct professor of saxophone and oversees the Master’s in Woodwind Doubling program at Montclair State University.  For more information on Chad, please visit /

My teaching philosophy is very simple. I’ve been given the wonderful gift of music and I love to share that passion of music making with others. 

I enjoy teaching and coaching advanced high school and college students.  A typical lesson focuses on concepts, scale work, etudes and repertoire. I encourage students to analyze their own performance in order to engage all of their senses. 

I love to unlock a student’s potential and see them grow through goal setting. Music is an aural art and a high sense of detail is the ultimate goal when studying with me. 

Technology can be used to our advantage and I’m available for in-person or on-line lessons.  If you are looking for coaching and career consultation I am also happy to discuss that as an option too.

B.S. Music Education from West Chester University
M.M Saxophone and Woodwind Performance from the Eastman School of Music

Woodwinds at WICKED on Broadway- bassoon, baritone sax, bass clarinet, clarinet, flute
Orchestral saxophone/bass clarinet- Met Opera, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New Jersey Orchestras

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