The Oakville Guitar Studio with Peter Smith, located in the River Oaks area of Oakville, provides excellent guitar lessons by a university-educated, highly-skilled and experienced music teacher (see About). Professional caliber lessons are offered to students of all levels – beginner through advanced – on the acoustic, electric and bass guitars (see Lessons).
Learn to play your favorite classic rock tunes while exploring the musical principles upon which they were created. Learn the techniques and musical concepts required to play blues, jazz and other popular styles of playing. Oakville Guitar Studio lessons with Peter Smith teach you to apply this knowledge enabling you to create your own great sounding riffs, chord progressions and guitar solos.
Peter is an exceptional guitarist and an excellent teacher. He has a great ability to break a lesson or topic down into sections to convey it in a way that is easy to understand and remember. Peter works with me to assess my guitar playing ability and develop a lesson structure to improve my skills, gain music theory knowledge, and have fun. Since Peter’s lessons are designed around me and my individual learning pace, I have drastically improved by abilities. I highly recommend Peter to anyone who is interested in learning guitar in a relaxed atmosphere with a teacher who is focused on providing students with a solid base of skills and theory to meet their individual goals.
As a 53 yr-old professional, with wide international experience under my belt, I can say this:I’ve achieved many things in my life, some exciting, some unusual. Amongst my accomplishments, the one thing I could never count, although I’ve always loved music, was any level of understanding of music theory …until I met and started working with Peter.Ten months in, my level of confidence has risen dramatically under Peter’s wise and thoughtful guidance. I am at the start of my journey into significantly enhanced understanding of the guitar and how to develop and grow. I am convinced beyond any doubt that I could be in no better hands than those of Peter Smith as I enjoy moving forward on this wonderful ride.
Peter Smith is an amazing guitar player and teacher. I had the pleasure of studying with Peter for 5 years, and in those 5 years he helped me to grow and discover myself musically. Peter is a very versatile guitar player, and he can help you improve your playing in any style; jazz, rock, blues, classical, and everything in between. Peter helped me develop my technique and skill through the study of repertoire. This allowed me to play exactly what I enjoyed and it kept me interested and excited. Peter is very supportive and encouraging, and he will teach you anything you want to learn. Whether you’re learning guitar just for fun, or taking it to the advanced level and striving to become a professional musician, Peter is a wicked awesome teacher!
I have had Peter as a guitar teacher for 3 years and I enjoy my lessons with him. He makes learning guitar fun and keeps me interested by working with me and teaching me songs that I enjoy listening to. I feel confident after my lessons and eager to practice what was taught.
I started taking lessons with Peter a year ago and the difference in my playing is evident. His instruction has made a major impact on how I play as I am learning so much with each lesson that we have. Peter has helped create a plan for me to achieve my musical goals and is always helpful when I have questions. But most importantly… I am having fun and what I learn is helping me to enjoy music more than I already do!
Peter Smith is a fantastic teacher! Having been friends with one of his old students – one of the best guitarists my age, and through seeing the development in myself, Peter Smith’s teachings are ideal for any guitar player! His jazz influences combined with his vast knowledge of the guitar fret-board makes his playing style one of a kind – a style that any guitar player no matter how advanced could learn from.
Peter Smith is an exceptional musician and teacher. He brings the utmost knowledge, professionalism and understanding to every lesson. The fundamentals of music and your instrument are taught, demonstrated and explained at a pace suitable to your level of understanding. The exercises he provides have helped my understanding of the fret board and my dexterity greatly. I also very much value the fact I can bring him a song I love and he tabs it out and helps me to learn it. His patience mixed with encouragement gives me the gift of excitement at my rate of progress and always leaves me feeling motivated to practice towards new skills. I recommend Peter Smith Guitar lessons no matter your level of musicianship. His lessons and your enjoyment of playing are guaranteed to help you reach new heights of your own musical potential.
Peter Smith teaches my son, 14 years old, and is not only excellent technically, skills and drills, but more importantly an excellent mentor. The second is the key component, as I will only surround my family with quality people. Peter is patient, and is able to keep the lesson current and relevant to my son’s progression. Peter Smith is a pleasure to know, he brings out the best in my son, he is a fantastic teacher. My family recommends Peter highly.
I am more than happy to recommend music teacher Peter Smith. His relaxed manner and astute direction teaching guitar to my daughter Sofia has been a great success. Under his training, Sofia is not only learning to play the guitar beautifully, she is learning to love and cherish music itself.
Peter has provided lessons to me for the past several years. As an adult student, I find Peter to be an exceptional teacher. He teaches a great mix of theory and technique, with time always allowed to learn and play songs of personal interest. He is willing to learn unfamiliar songs to be able to teach them to me and is great at suggesting songs that I enjoy. He challenges me to improve my skills, while being patient as I practice. Finally, he is flexible and accommodating, which is very helpful for my busy schedule. I would recommend Peter without hesitation.
Visit the Portfolio Page to listen to Peter playing various techniques and styles of music. These recordings include some of his original compositions.