Teaching- Gillian Smith Violin Studio


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Private Teaching

Halifax, NS native Gillian Smith maintains an active private violin teaching studio at her home studio in Bedford, NS.  Gillian’s students have been top prizewinners in local, regional, and national competitions as well as recipients of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Gold Medal.  She is a member of the Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers Association (NSRMTA) and has over 20 years of teaching experience.  She holds three degrees in violin performance: a Bachelor of Music from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Minnesota.

She is currently accepting new students ages 7-17 at beginner through advanced levels.  Lessons are available online or in-person.

Gillian is also head of the Upper Strings department at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts and teaches violin through the Conservatory off-site at her home studio in Bedford.

For more information about violin lessons with Gillian Smith, please contact Gillian here:



Acadia University School of Music

Gillian Smith also serves as an instructor of violin and viola at the Acadia University School of Music in Wolfville, NS.  Please find a link to the School of Music’s website here for more information:


Please contact Gillian Smith directly using the contact form above for more information.