Believing that anyone can find their own musical voice, Linda provides enthusiastic instruction, steady encouragement and the passion to learn something new in a fun environment!
Lessons with
Linda

Linda’s passion for music has been with her for as long as she can remember. She attributes her love of music to her mother, who exposed her early on to opera, ballet and musical theatre. She progressed from having organ lessons in her early years, which led to piano, and then guitar.

Having written songs for over 30 years, her music is romantic, soulful and earthy; her lyrics and melodies weave colorful stories of intriguing people and curious places. In addition to her rich career as a singer/songwriter, Linda is passionate about sharing her vast musical experience and knowledge with those who wish to embark on their own personal music journey.

Her musical genre focuses mainly on singer/songwriters with folk, country and rock roots. Her warm and inviting style along with 20 years of teaching guitar at the renowned Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago as well as private lessons in her home studio, offer a nurturing environment in which to learn guitar, live performance, vocal techniques and songwriting.

Twice a year, a student performance is held at a Chicago music venue. It’s completely up to the student if they wish to participate. Most folks do because it’s too much fun! Linda’s home studio is located on the Northwest side of Chicago, easy on/off access from I/90 and I/94.

"Music is a universal language of emotion; a vehicle for memories, healing and connection. Perhaps songs, lyrics and chords are their own forms of saying hello, and offer a powerful motivation to improve ourselves and to improve society."

~ Sharone Houri
 

PRIVATE LESSONS
(In person or via Zoom)

GUITAR
$50 / hr

VOCAL / PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUE
$60 / hr

SONGWRITING
$60 / hr

For information, please contact:

Linda Marie Smith
Music/Multimedia Artist
Linda@LindaMSmith.com
www.lindamsmith.com
773-320-3424 (cell)
773-736-7300

 

REDUCED-PRICE BUNDLES

4-LESSON BUNDLE
$180 Guitar
$220 Vocal/performance technique & songwriting

8-LESSON BUNDLE
$344 Guitar
$424 Vocal/performance technique & songwriting

BEGINNING GROUP GUITAR

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Basic open position chords:
    A, D, E, E7, G, C, Am, Em, A7, B7
  • A sense of playing single notes and a few licks
  • Basic rhythm patterns in 3/4 and 4/4 time
  • I-IV-V tunes in A, D, G, and E
  • A solid sense on how to read a “lead sheet”

$150 for 6 consecutive lessons (70 min. each)
Wednesday evenings Jan. 12th - Feb. 16th at 7:00 p.m.

Limit: 5 people

6 Week Beginning Guitar Class