Bruce David Smith earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano from the Hartt School of Music. He has studied piano with Anne Koscielny, Raymond Hanson, and Paul Bisaccia. A member of the Connecticut State Music Teachers Association (CSMTA, Hartford Chapter) and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) for the past 30 years, he has taught in the education departments of virtually every major piano dealership in the Greater Hartford area.
The current chair of the CSMTA Hartford Chapter Adult Recital Program series, Bruce has not only been a source of encouragement to his own students but to students of other teachers as well. He was invited to a cello and piano recital by two students who had performed regularly in the CSMTA Adult Recital Programs. As one colleague wrote, “You have been such an inspiration to my students that they now have the courage to perform their own public recital.” Among Bruce’s accolades is an award as Teacher of Winner of the Audrey Thayer Memorial Competition, an annual competition of the CSMTA.
Mr. Smith’s CD, 5 Songs of Faith — A Portfolio of Piano Solo Arrangements of Sacred Hymns, was released in October of 1999. All tracks, including an original composition, were arranged by Bruce. All copies of the CD have been sold.
Mr. Smith currently performs as a freelance artist throughout the Greater Hartford, CT area.