Clara Constance Stickney
Clara is a musician and teacher based in Portland, ME. Dedicated and passionate about helping people learn, she offers both traditional and adaptive music lessons to people ages five and above on the piano, fiddle, and occasionally the folk harp. Clara performs throughout New England and beyond with multi-instrumentalist Jamie Oshima in their band “Joy Compass.”
There is not currently a guitar teacher at Starbird, but here is a local contact:
Dennis is a lifelong Maine resident, born in Portland. He started playing at age 13 and quickly began performing in local high school bands, playing early rock (Beatles, Stones, Led Zeppelin). This period includes many of guitar music’s great classics. After high school Dennis studied music at the University of Maine majoring in jazz and classical guitar, graduating in 1978.
Performing solo at local restaurants and hotels, he plays a blend of classical, jazz and popular music. Since 1990 he has also performed as a classical soloist and as part of the Portland Flute and Guitar Duet, performing at weddings and private events.
Dennis has always made teaching a major part of his life’s work. He started his teaching career in 1980. Since then he has had many students of all ages and abilities. As a teacher as well as a performer, he has always taught and played different styles of music from electric blues and rock to acoustic folk and classical.
Visit his website at DennisSmithGuitar.com.
Dennis Smith Guitar