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Berklee Student

Mark Smith

Berklee Student
Every night when I look in the mirror, I see you there standing next to me 
Member since 2011

About Me

For my twelfth birthday, my dad handed me my first guitar. That was the beginning of the end. Music and guitar have been my obsession ever since. In high school, I soon discovered Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen and Ozzy Osbourne. Blazing guitar solos, classic riffs and amazing vocals was life everyday after school. I would practice for hours everyday, hoping one day I could be at par or better with my heroes. And look at me now. I am attending the best music school in the world, surrounded by the best musicians and teachers. I am constantly being challenged to push myself, learning something new everyday. Berklee is a dream come true. Hopefully I never wake up…

Experience & Education


  • Guitar Teacher for Self Employed
    January 2006 to Present (over 14 years)

    I have been teaching on and off in South Florida for the past 5 years.


  • Studio Guitarist for Miami Beach Recording Studios
    November 2010 to November 2010 (less than a month)

    Recorded Rhythm Guitars and Lead solo for the song "We Still Popular" by Hyro Da Hero.

  • Guitar Teacher for Extreme Guitars
    August 2010 to August 2010 (less than a month)

    Taught guitar lessons


  • Bachelor's Degree in Contemporary Writing And Production at Berklee College of Music
    2009 to 2012 (3 years)