Dr Reid Smith Piano Studio
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Through music a child enters a world of beauty, expresses her inmost self, tastes the joy of creating, widens his sympathies, develops her mind, soothes and refines his spirit, and adds grace to her body.

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No Lessons
Thanksgiving week, Tuesday, Nov. 25 to Sunday, Nov. 30.

We DO Have Lessons Monday, Nov. 24!!!

to all the performers in our fall recitals. We are off to another exciting year of music making!!!

to Matthew Bennett who was chosen as one of the Wildwood Artist Series summer scholarship recipients.
He will perform on September 29 as a part of the Wildwood Artist Series at 7 PM at Mahtomedi High School.

to 7-year-old Jacob Taggart for winning first prize in the preteen division at the State Fair. Click below to watch his video.
Jacob's performance

to Jacob and Emma Taggart for a very successful October concert at the Good Samaritan Methodist Church in Edina.

to the 14 students who attended the 2014 Accademia Tadini International Music Festival in Lovere, Italy this summer.
Big Congratulations to the 10 students who performed concerto movements with the Milan Chamber Orchestra:
Matthew Bennett, John Michael Berdusco, Grace Fink, Catherine Rose, Jack Schroeder, Julian Schwendeman, Soren Schwendeman, Emma Taggart, Jacob Taggart, and Clara Wrolstad.
The festifal was a big success and everyone performed beautifully.  

Reid's most recent CD 
features all Liszt and includes  the  Sonata in B minor. Other CDs include the Complete 27 Etudes of Chopin and another all-Chopin CD including the 4 Ballades. To purchase, contact DrReidSmith@aol.com.

LaWayne's book "The Untold Story of Adele aus der Ohe: From a Liszt Student to a Virtuoso continues to draw rave reviews.
Recently, it received international recognition in International Pianist, perhaps the premiere piano magazine in the world, where it was reviewed as the "Editor's Choice".  The book has been hailed as a "must read" for anyone interested in 19th Century pianists.
Aus der Ohe's Minnesota connections are unique - she played the opening concert for the Schubert Club's International Artists Series and performed in the opening season of the Minnesota Orchestra.
More information at:

Adele aus der Ohe

Updated 11.17.14


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White Bear Lake Press Publications article

White Bear Lake Press Publications article

White Bear Lake Press Publications article

White Bear Lake Press Publications article

Dr Reid Smith

Welcome to

Reid Smith's Piano Studio

Reid is one of two piano teachers in our area recommended by The Juilliard School.  (Juilliard.edu/Private  Teacher Directory for MN). 

His teaching combines the finest aspects of the German and Russian traditions. (See Bio.) Both the curriculum and the philosophy for the piano program are derived from pedagogical studies at Boston University, The Juilliard School, and the University of Minnesota. While solidly based on traditional principles of technique and musicianship, there is a strong emphasis on the individual development of each student.  Students are guided into the discovery of a natural, relaxed technique, and a personal interpretation of the selected curriculum that includes the classics and many contemporary pieces.  Music for sight-reading and ensemble playing are included.

One central aspect of the program is that the focus is student-oriented and not method-oriented.  Students often choose many of their own pieces from a carefully selected and varied list of quality compositions. I have perused nearly all of the teaching materials available and examine all the current publications. I am always updating and changing my repertoire lists.  Every student's curriculum is unique.

Dr Reid Smith Piano Studio
Dellwood, MN 55110