Miss Stephanie Smith

Piano / Guitar / Ukulele / Drums 

Stephanie began teaching at Minds On Music in 2015, after she graduated Summa Cum Laude from John Wesley University in High Point, NC with a BA in Worship Arts. Her love of music was evident early on in life, whether it was listening to a new song, trying a new instrument or creating “music videos” with her siblings and friends. In her teens, Stephanie’s love for music grew, and she began to offer babysitting services in exchange for piano lessons. During college, she played with multiple praise bands and had the opportunity to help lead worship services cross-culturally on several missions trips. She currently lives in Gulf Breeze with her husband, Preston and their 1 year old daughter.

Stephanie’s favorite part about teaching at Minds On Music is seeing the opportunities her students have to branch out and explore the musical world. Once a concept “clicks,” students start understanding how to apply what they have learned to other songs and instruments. It makes each lesson a musical adventure! She also enjoys editing the level test and recital videos that Minds On Music releases; these videos help students and teachers examine each player's skill set and adjust accordingly. In her free time, Stephanie loves spending time with her husband and baby, enjoying od's beautiful creation. You will often find her paddle boarding, hiking, swimming or doing pretty much anything outside.