Areas of Instruction
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele
A former member of the United States Air Force band, Herb Smith has enchanted and entertained as a guitar soloist at some of Hampton Roads’ finest restaurants, art galleries, weddings, corporate functions and more for over 25 years. From Bach to Brazilian, from Spanish classics to the songs of the 20th century jazz masters of "The Great American Songbook", to contemporary guitar styles, Herb plays them all with aplomb.
Quotes:"Happy New Year to the BEST guitar coach EVER! Wishing you the best
Trisha P., Mother of Logan P.,
Age 9 — and budding young George Benson,
"u r an awesome guitar teacher! I really have fun when you teach us guitar."
Age 10, Chesapeake, VA
"Dear Herb, I just wanted to say thank you for teaching me everything I know about guitar. I've learned so much from you over the years. I would not be the same guitarist I am today if you were not my teacher."
Age 14, Virginia Beach, VA
"Herb, Thank you for the many years you have spent with Hannah. She has learned so much and truly enjoyed working with you.
Mrs. T, Hannah's mom
"Classical guitar is among the numerous styles and genres that I have studied musically, and I have been as diligent with my music over the years as I have been as a doctor. Your demeanor, instruction technique and thorough approach have allowed me to enjoy playing the classical guitar. Significant progress through your individualized daily practice recommendations, and the satisfaction of knowing that I am a bit better each day are just two of the many benefits of your teaching. Thanks!!
"Thank you for joining us for the WHRO Director's Circle annual reception at Williamsburg Winery. And thank you for the great music!"
President and Chief Executive Officer,
WHRO / WHRV / NPR / PBS
"Hey Herb!Thanks so much for your awesome talent. Your music sounded absolutely beautiful in The Wren Chapel. We just couldn't have asked for anything more. I am so happy we found you! We loved every minute of it. Thank you so very much!
B. & L.,
Williamsburg Place/The Farley Center
"Thank you for helping to create this supremely popular Museum fundraising event! Your performance added another delight for our supporters. Our development department has added your name to the Museum's recommended entertainment listing."
Virginia Living Museum
Newport News, Virginia
“My clientele would revolt if I didn’t hire Herb Smith to play for our First Friday, monthly openings. The ambience he provides is exquisite.”
Barbara Vincent Hester,
Vincent Hester Gallery,
Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia
“Herb Smith charmed my patrons night after night for sixteen years. He fit my restaurant like a glove and diners agreed. Hire this man immediately — or someone else will!”
The Three Ships Inn,
Gourmet Candlelight Dining
Virginia Beach, Virginia