About the Instructor

"I hope you decide to either begin or continue your musical journey today, and I would be honored to help you do that. Let's start making music!" - Andrew J. Smith

Founder of LifeSmart Music

Andrew Smith

A major player in the global music industry, Andrew has trained thousands of students to express themselves through music. With experience as a professional touring performer, music educator, and recording artist, he is sure to help you reach your musical goals. Andrew's musical experiences began in the 7th grade when he taught himself how to play trumpet. In high school, he competed and placed in several state-wide trumpet, voice, and music theory competitions. Band and choir competitions were the highlight of his school year. As he aged, the fretted instrument family (ukulele, guitar, dulcimer, etc.) quickly became his primary instruments. Andrew believes that everyone can experience playing an instrument for themselves - that it is not reserved for a select few "talented" people. He believes the secret to getting better at music is not in simply receiving quality content, but in learning that content in a way that makes sense. That is why Andrew strives to create courses that not only provide quality course materials, but are structured in a straight-forward, sequential order.