Carmelo Smith is a self taught guitarist born and raised in Eastern North Carolina. Carmelo received his first guitar at the age of nine. Influenced by Gospel and R&B he would later go on to study Jazz and find his passion for helping new and experienced players further their knowledge of guitar.
After relocating to Charlotte in 1999, Carmelo would begin his professional career as a guitarist teaching and playing in church, musical plays, several Top 40 bands and with Artists from all over the country. While being Music Director for the Top 40 bands he began to explore and study each genre adding to his versatility as well as enabling him to effectively teach different styles of guitar.
Carmelo has had the privilege of performing with some of today's best artists including Anthony Hamilton, KC and JoJo, Erykah Badu, and Fantasia Barrino just to name a few. Carmelo has such a passion for teaching up and coming guitarist and considers it a honor to be able to share his extensive knowledge and pay it forward.