Singer Songwriter Geri Smith began her musical training in classical piano at an early age. By her teens, she was playing the guitar and writing her own songs. In college, she majored in voice, but continued to study piano and arranging. Upon graduating from Music School, Geri chose to continue performing over being a full time music educator.
Three songs from "Two Sides to a Story" have been placed commercially. One of the songs from this album "The Tears of Natalie" has been licensed by Bose for the Alfa Romeo/Fiat stereo demo. "On the Outside Looking In" is the theme song for the film "Zelimo", cowritten with Pete Levin. Pete produced this soundtrack with an all star cast of musicians. "Zelimo" is a film by Aleks Rosenberg. For more info check out Pete's site at www.petelevin.com. "A Question of When" was used in the breakup scene of the movie "Indian Fish in American Waters". This film by Manish Gupta was released and distributed on video internationally.
Four songs from "This Chain" have been released commercially. "Something to Do With Laurie" and "Just a Little Bit" have been licensed by the Bose Corporation for use in stereo demos and digital video discs. Geri's song "Mirage" was chosen by Fast Folk Musical Magazine for the CD release featuring Philadelphia artists. A second song "Can You See Me Hilda" was also recorded by Fast Folk for a subsequent release.
Geri has also co-written on two children's albums with performing artist John Hadfield. "Monkeys in the House" and "Robot Monkey Head" have won several Kid's Choice Awards, and have received signifigant airplay on both commercial and satellite radio. For more info about John Hadfield, visit www.johnhadfield.net.
In addition to her studio projects, Geri writes, cowrites and performs Music for various commercial uses. Geri performs all around the Tri State area with Jimmy Daughton on Dobro. She also performs frequently in New York. Venues include several appearances at the New York Songwriter's Circle (a prestigious showcase featuring many well-known writers as well as up and coming talent). She has performed in showcases for NARAS (the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences), the Songwriter's Guild and the National Academy of Popular Music. Geri also performed in the Off Broadway Musical revue "Sisters of the 60's". This show starred Darlene Love, Mary Wilson and Beverly Lee.
Geri currently teaches Piano, Voice and Song Writing at the Darlington Fine Art Center. (www.darlingtonarts.org). Geri earned her Elementary Certificate in the Dalcroze Method from the Dalcroze Institute at the Juilliard School in Manhattan. She is the Music teacher at the Chester County Family Academy in West Chester. Geri has studied jazz piano and arranging in New York with Pete Levin (Dave Brubeck Group) and classical piano with Daniel Cataneo (Juilliard). She studied voice with Katie Agresta.. Professional organizations include BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) and NARAS (The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences).
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"Geri's beautiful voice is the perfect instrument for her crafted, effortless songs. The album is a rich and worthwhile journey, full of unique moments which flow together into a satisfying whole. "