- Kent Douglas Smith
Kent Douglas Smith
Kent Smith is a professional piano and drum instructor (occasionally teaching guitar as well), and an experienced professional keyboardist and drummer based in Orange County, California.
He holds a degree in music and piano performance from Fullerton College, graduating with high honors. He is a lifetime member of the Fullerton College top honors society, Alpha Gamma Sigma.
At age seven, Kent began formal lessons in drums. By age fourteen he was a part-time professional drummer in a popular Philadelphia-based R&B band (It's Time).
During that same "Philadelphia period," he started classical piano studies, and was hooked for life!
After graduating from college with a degree in piano performance and general music (including jazz, formal and commercial composition, and more percussion), he made his living as a pianist, keyboardist and sometime drummer, working in various bands (most notably the OC-based progressive rock band Champion), and also has done a good amount of keyboard work in various Orange County and LA recording studios.
Kent began a parallel career in software development in his early twenties. Now, recently retired from his position as a technical architect at AT&T, he has returned to music full-time.
Kent has gained a wealth of professional experience through his decades of teaching, performing, composing, and studio work.