Smith, Wilson George



A well-known American pianist, critic and educator; born at Elyria, Ohio. He was a pupil of Otto Singer at Cincinnati, from 1876 to 1880. He studied at Berlin, from 1880 to 1882, with Piel, the Scharwenkas, Neumann, Moszkowski and Raif. On his return to America in 1882 he settled in Cleveland, where he has ever since resided as a teacher of piano, voice and composition. Smith has composed and published salon pieces for piano; a serenade; Swedish dance; Concert - Gavotte; Mazurka - Caprice; studies for piano; about forty songs, and miscellaneous compositions, edited and arranged. He is also the author of Octave Studies, and other technical works of value. He has been most successful as a teacher, and has held important positions in the Music Teachers' National Association.