Voice – Guitar- Violin
Rates:$65 for half hour sessions or $250 for the monthly membership. Membership includes one half hour lesson per week.
$110 for hour long sessions. $435 for the monthly membership. Membership includes one hour lesson per week.
Semi-private group lessons are $175 for the monthly membership. Contact us to find out about available times, age ranges and skill level for the group classes. Class sizes are limited.
Erin Smith is a singer, guitarist, violinist, and a fashion and music writer for the Honolulu Star Advertiser.
Blessed with a striking stage presence and a powerful voice, singer-songwriter-guitarist Erin Smith leaves a lasting impression. No one ever forgets the first time they hear her, she’s a cosmic and infectious dynamism that paralyzes your being and keeps you thirsting for more. Her powerful voice is a force to be reckoned with and at any time she can belt out a tune that often drives comparison to Adele, Florence & The Machine, Alicia Keys, Chrissy Hynde from the Pretenders and Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. However make no mistake, there is only one Erin Smith and she will rock you.
Erin Smith – Chances from Earl-Louis on Vimeo.
Growing up in a large musical family in Canada, Erin spent her childhood singing, performing and learning violin & guitar. After graduating from York University in Toronto (theater and art history), Erin began performing in Canada and the States alongside notable acts (Feist, Tegan and Sara), and was quickly asked to perform at major Canadian festivals, namely North by Northeast and Canadian Music Week.
After relocating to Maui, Erin formed pop/rock-punk darlings The Throwdowns and they instantly dominated the local charts with their anthem “Kihei Town” and reggae classic “Stay HI” featuring Marty Dread. Since their formation in 2009, the group released two albums, have been nominated for three Na Hoku Hanohano awards (Hawaiian Grammys), and performed with national acts; The Fray, Train, Matisyahu, Bad Brains, The English Beat, Panic at the Disco, 311, Steel Pulse, The Dirty Heads and many others. But Erin was determined to identify herself outside of her band as a solo artist and in the winter of 2012, Smith received an opportunity to travel to Montreal and record a solo album with a production team involved in Arcade Fire’s critically acclaimed album “Funeral”. Conversely, it’s her new solo album that allows her to showcase a more indie-rock, vulnerable and torch sound. The album, suitably named “Smitten” is set to be released in 2014 with the single “American Boys”.
Erin has many years of vocal, guitar and violin training under her belt and is now taking students at Kailua Music School. Beginner to intermediate guitar, beginner to intermediate violin (Suzuki training method) and all levels of vocalists, of any age are ideal and welcome students for Ms. Smith.