Bio of Maureen E. Smith
MAUREEN E. SMITH, Pianist, Vocalist, Recording Artist, Songwriter, Music Producer, Performance & Vocal Coach, Master Intuitive Coach, Life & Business Coach, Q. Mediator
Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Education, A.R.C.T. Piano Diploma
Maureen Smith is an accomplished Pianist, Vocalist, Entertainer, Recording Artist, Songwriter, Performance and Vocal Coach, as well as Certified Master Intuitive Coach®, Certified Life & Business Coach, Qualified Mediator, Producer, Land Developer, Consultant, Teacher, Founder and President of White Eagle Promotions, White Eagle Records Limited and Women’s Millionaire, White Eagle Properties Inc. As an Entrepreneur, she created and founded several businesses, over a 35 yr. Career and has succeeded equally and internationally in Marketing, Promotion, Performing, Consulting, Artist Development, Music/ Film Distribution and Retail.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Maureen’s talent was discovered at the age of 4 years old, when she first began playing piano by ear and taking private piano lessons, thanks to her mother. By 14 years of age, she had developed a love for classical music along with Billy Joel and the blues, and had then decided on a career in music. She began teaching piano for a conservatory by the age of 16 and has since continued teaching as a piano and voice teacher, music educator and coach for several years.
Maureen as a pianist/musician of over 45 yrs, has several years experience in music performance as a professional Pianist/Vocalist, International Piano Bar Entertainer, Recording Artist, Songwriter, Music Composer, Speaker and Writer. As a result, she has much experience on the stage in a variety of performances, teaching and public speaking settings worldwide. She has several years performing experience in live settings dining rooms, restaurants and clubs to cruise ships, hotels, private parties and many corporate functions and conventions. Maureen has also performed with other musicians, in duo’s, trio’s and big bands.
A warm and soulful vocal approach that moves artistically through a huge mixed repertoire of over 2000 cover tunes from country ballads and jazz standards to up-tempo swing and modern top 40 hits, rock’ n roll, classical standards and international favorites confirms her incredible versatility, adds to her amazing piano playing.
Maureen is also an effective engineer and studio musician,being the owner of a recording studio, has produced and recorded much of her own music. Diverse in many areas of the music industry, she is additionally immersed in publishing, sales, and marketing.
With a career span of over 35 yrs. and many accomplishments, Maureen E. Smith brings much experience to her students as a Performance Coach for Professional Speakers, Vocalists & Musicians. She is also a Vocal Coach, Producer, Piano Teacher and Private Music Educator with over 35 private teaching exp., coaching and 20 years teaching experience as Band Conductor and Vocal Music teacher within the Separate School Board.
Proficient on guitar, Maureen can often be found leading campfire sing alongs. With a music education degree from the University of Western Ontario, Maureen also plays the flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, and other band and stringed instruments. She has taught and directed instrumental and vocal music programs in the school system for 20 yrs., directed and conducted several youth ensembles and bands, designed and taught Singing Workshops for adults for The Learning Annex, in addition to teaching privately in her home studio for over 35 years.
With over 45 years of piano playing, 35 years of private teaching and 20 years of classroom experience, she has become an affective leader and role model for many. Her enthusiasm, love of music, public speaking and interpersonal skills, naturally motivates her students and audiences alike. Maureen now enjoys helping other adults develop their creative potential and talents by providing motivational and business coaching services, consulting and teaching in the areas of performance, music, public speaking, business growth and marketing. Music talent, vocal technique, creativity, psychology and teaching are equally matched with her professional skills in performance and business adventures which she offers to her clients and students.
With a love of the music business and travel, as the Founder & CEO of White Eagle Music Promotions, White Eagle Radio, Best Choice Entertainment and White Eagle Records Limited, Maureen did it all! While expanding White Eagle Records Limited through all areas of the music business, she additionally became an international record promoter, publisher, distribution consultant, distributor, producer, music industry management consultant, manager, radio interviewer, booking agent, publisher, coach and home studio recording engineer.
As an international Music Industry Management/ Marketing Consultant, Coach and Producer, Maureen has worked with several recording artists, celebrities, speakers and students in several countries including Canada, the USA, Africa, Poland and France in Artist Development.
She additionally interviewed several artists and celebrities including Celine Dion, Vocalist/ Record Artist, Patricia Evans, Author, Gene Simmons and was nominated in Billboard Music Magazine as a Top Women in the Business in 2010 in New York, New York.
Maureen E. Smith also works as Land Developer / Mediator and Building/ Renovations Consultant in Construction, as a result of much experience renovating her home and additionally having grown up with many summers at a cottage in the northern county of Muskoka, Ontario.
She is the recording artist, pianist/vocalist, songwriter, music composer, producer and publisher of the healing / easy listening CD: Spirit, Songs of Inspiration, Maureen Smith. Her CD, Spirit was awarded Top 3 on Women’s Radio in the genres of Easy Listening and Country Music and has sold many copies in Retail Stores and on the Internet. It also features 5 other well known Studio Musicians including Ron Allen on Native Flute and Keyboards, Lenny Soloman, Violin, Banjo, Tom Wasinger on Guitar and Percussion, Peter Bleakney, Bass Guitar, Mark Kelso, Drums and Jamie Fike, Engineer & Percussion and was mastered by 2 Grammy Award winning engineers Doug Sax in Hollywood, California and David Glasser, Boulder, Colorado.
With an added devotion to Alternative Health & Healing, Native Medicine, Maureen also invented a line of Aromatherapy Dream Pillows, filled with herbs and aromatherapy oils under the business called “Scents From Nature” The pillows have sold in several retail stores in Canada and the USA and are soon to be carried as an exclusive spa product in various hotels. They are Small Aromatherapy Pillows made for Relaxation, Insomnia, Stress Reduction, Invoking & Remembering Dreams, when put in your pillowcase. They really do work!
PIANIST/ VOCALIST/PIANO BAR ENTERTAINER, OVER 2000 COVER TUNES
PERFORMANCE CLIENTS / PIANIST /VOCALIST/ PIANO BAR ENTERTAINER
- Sheraton Parkway Hotels, Pianist/Vocalist, Toronto
- Carnival Cruise Lines, Pianist/Vocalist, Mexico, Jamaica, Cayman Islands
- Pro Music Conference Awards Reception, Golden Nugget Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
- The Boulevard Club, Solo Pianist/Vocalist, Toronto, ON
- Cuthbertson Entertainment Agency Pianist/VocalistToronto, ON,
- Cooper Industries LTD, Pianist
- Ambrosia Restaurant, Pianist, Etobicoke, ON,
- Louis Janetta’s Restaurant , Pianist/Vocalist, Toronto, ON
- Movenpick Restaurant Solo Pianist, Toronto, ON,
- Barrister’s Lounge Piano & Vocal Jazz Duo, Barrie, ON
- Garden Court Senior Citizen’s Home , Pianist, Toronto
- Heritage House Senior Citizen’s Home , Pianist, Mississauga
- Meadowvale Senior Citizen’s Home , Pianist, Mississauga
- G.E. Capital Technology Services
- Carol Priest Entertainment Agency
- JW Marriot, The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa, Ontario, 2016
- Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, 2013
- Liberache Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Liberache’s Famous Restaurant, “ Carluccios Tivoli Italian Restaurant, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Danny’s Piano Bar, New York, New York
- Septembers Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- Sea Escape Dinner Cruise, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
PLUS OVER 100 PRIVATE FUNCTIONS, INCLUDING, WEDDINGS, ANNIVERSARY
PARTIES, PRIVATE HOME PARTIES, CONVENTIONS AND CORPORATE FUNCTIONS
Maureen Smith Music Studio, Cubase, Protools, Yamaha Grand Piano CD Demos
MUSIC PUBLISHER, SONGWRITER, RECORDING ARTIST
WHITE EAGLE RECORDS LIMITED
Studio Musician, Piano, Vocals, Keyboards
BUSINESSES: FOUNDER • PRODUCER • PRESIDENT/CEO
- Coaching in Business, Teaching, Consulting & Events
- Performance, Public Speaking & Vocal Coaching Workshops
Single Events by Women’s Millionaire – Event Planning, Dances, Singles Events
Spirit Coaching – Master Intuitive Coach, Life/ Business Coaching
Global Mediation & Coaching – Family & Civil Mediation, Coaching
White Eagle Properties Inc.
- Land Developer, Mediator, Consultant,
- Project Management, Building Permit Approvals, Engineering Studies,
- Log Home Sales & Training
White Eagle Contracting:
- Consulting, Home Renovations
- General Contracting
White Eagle Music Promotions – Artist Development & Management
- International Marketing & Promotion, Distribution, Producing
- Radio Promotion
- Agency, Consulting & Coaching, Film Promotion
Best Choice Entertainment
- Top 40 Music/ Film/ Video Distribution – Rackjobber
- Major Retail Chains – Convenience Stores,
- Coffee Shops, Ontario, Canada
White Eagle Radio – Internet Radio Stations: Outreach, Over 100 Countries
- Top 100 Hits of Today
- Easy Listening Hits
- Independent Radio Scene
White Eagle Records Limited
Maureen Smith, Recording Artist/ Songwriter, Pianist/Vocalist, Guitarist, Producer
- Music CD: Spirit, Songs of Inspiration, Publisher
- Retail Sales: Music CD’s, Retail Chain Stores, Independent Physical Stores
- Internet : Amazon, Itunes, etc.
- Pianist/ Vocalist – Performer, Piano Bar Entertainer, – Over 1000 Cover Tunes
Celine Dion, Bette Midler, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Anne Murray, Elton John, and More!
- Studio Musician, Piano, Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar
- Recording Engineer & Studio: Cubase, Protools, Yamaha Grand Piano CD Demos
- Music Publisher, Songwriter • SOCAN, White Eagle Records Limited
Maureen Smith Music Studio – Private Teaching & Coaching:
- Piano Teaching, Vocal Instructions, Guitar, Brass & Woodwinds, Theory,
- Preparation for Royal Conservatory of Music Exams, Festivals & Competitions,
- Vocal Workshops : Discover Your Singing Voice for Adults
Scents from Nature – Aromatherapy Dream Pillows
Back to Nature with herbs, flower and trees for Spirit, Mind and Body
Aromatherapy Pillows made with Herbs & Oils. Get a great night’s sleep. Inspire your dreams. Invoke the powers of your imagination. The pillows are filled with different combinations of herbs and when put inside your pillowcase the scents from lavender, chamomile, various herbs and tree leaves, provide much relief for insomnia, deep sleep, relaxation of the mind while allowing one to also invoke and remember your dreams!
- Small Pillows for Relaxation, Insomnia, Stress Reduction, Invoking & Remembering Dreams.
- Retail Sales: Various Craft Stores and Independent Stores, Canada, USA
RECORDING ARTIST , DISCOGRAPHY – MUSIC CD
SPIRIT, SONGS OF INSPIRATION – MAUREEN SMITH, PIANIST/VOCALIST, GUITAR, PERCUSSION,
Original CD “Spirit” is a reflection once again of Maureen Smith’s unique diversity, with a combination of top 40 pop tunes, adult easy listening ballads, country and native songs. It also features some of Canada’s top studio musicians and recording artists. “Spirit” was released in February, 2004 by White Eagle Records.
SONGWRITER/ MUSIC COMPOSER:
- IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO YOU ARE
- LEAVING BY JOB
- ANGEL WATCHING OVER YOU
- TAKE A LOOK INSIDE
- RICH AND FAMOUS
- COME FLY WITH ME
IN THE MOOD, Cover Tunes by Maureen Smith
- In the Mood
- All of Me
- Phantom of the Opera
- New York State of Mind
- Always On My Mind
- Here We Are
- Since I Fell For You
- Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word
- God Bless the Child
ADDITIONAL UNPUBLISHED SONGS/ MUSIC COMPOSITION
Over 50 Unpublished Songs including:
- It’s True, My Dream Came True
- The Older I Get, The Better I Get
- I Want to Raise Your Spirit
- Missing You
NOMINATIONS & AWARDS
- BILLBOARD MUSIC MAGAZINE – Nomination for TOP WOMEN IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS, 2010, New York, New York, Maureen Smith, White Eagle Records Limited
- Women’s Radio Music Review Awards – Spirit, Songs of Inspiration, Top 3 in Country/ Easy Listening
PRESS & PUBLICITY
- Canadian Musician Magazine
- Celebrity Access Magazine
- Women’s Radio
- Huntsville Forrestor Newspaper -Metroland Media, WRITER
- Billboard Publicity Wires
- Musicrypt Publicity Wire
VARIOUS EASY LISTENING, COUNTRY & ABORIGINAL RADIO STATIONS IN CANADA & USA
COACHING • TEACHING ACHIEVEMENTS
- Women’s Millionaire – Business, Performance , Life Coaching & Teaching
- Spirit Coaching – Intuitive Coaching – The In Vision Process
- Global Mediation & Coaching
- The Learning Annex Adult Education – Discover Your Singing Voice – Maureen Smith Author, Teacher, Coach
- Toronto Catholic School Board – Instrumental Band Teacher & Conductor, Vocal Music Teacher – 20 yrs.
- Bahamas Separate School Board – Vocal Music, Piano, Coaching 1 yr.
- Private Music Teaching, Vocal Coaching, Performance Coaching – 35 yrs.
ARTIST MANAGEMENT • PRODUCING • CONSULTING • COACHING
Independent Recording Artists, Songwriters
Maureen Smith has interviewed several recording artists, celebrities and speakers in both the Music Industry and Personal Development & Coaching Industry, personally, on radio and via the internet including Celine Dion, Vocalist, Patricia Evans, Author, Gene Simmons, Producer of the famous band KISS.
White Eagle Radio, several International Recording Artists and Business Entrepreneurs
EVENT PLANNING/CONCERT PRODUCTION
- Fairmont Royal York Hotel – Singles Dance / Speed Dating/ Live Piano & Vocal Performance
- Fox n Fiddle Night Club- Business Networking / Singles Events
- Production, Planning and Conducting of Over 100 Music Concerts – School Board
INDUSTRY CONFERENCES –
BUSINESS DELAGATE – Artist Representation, Promoter, Producer
MUSIC INDUSTRY: CANADA • USA • EUROPE
- NARM, National Association of Retail Merchandisers, San Diego, California,
- Hollywood Billboard Film & TV Conference, San Francisco, Hollywood, California
- CMJ – Music Industry College Conference, New York, New York
- COCA, Canadian Organization of Campus Activities, Ontario, Canada
- Ticket Network- LAS VEGAS, Nevada
- MIDEM, Cannes, France
- POPKOMM, Berlin, Germany
- Canadian Country Music Association, CCMA, Calgary, Canada
- CMW, Canadian Music Week, Toronto, Canada
- Billboard Touring & Music Managers, New York, USA
- Pro Music Industry Music Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
VENTURE CAPITAL/ REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT – Land Developer
- CVCA, Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association
- Ontario Professional Planners Institute
- Canadian Real Estate Wealth Investor Forum
CONSTRUCTION / BUILDING: Land Developer, General Contracting
- Ontario General Contractors Associations
- Fall Home Show, Toronto – Log Home Sales
- BILD, Ontario Home Builders Association
MEDIATION / ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION, Q. Mediator
Professional Conferences & Meetings
- Mediation in Land Use
- Mediation in Marriage Contracts
- Mediation in Family & Coaching
- Mediation In Insurance
- Arbitrators in Action
COACHING INDUSTRY : LIFE / BUSINESS
- The Writers Workshop – Hayhouse Publishing Cruise with Cheryl Richardson, Life Coach and Reid Tracy, President
- Movers & Shakers Workshop – for Entrepreneurs and Radio Interviewers
- Intuitive Coaching, The In Vision Process with Colette Baron Reid, Boston, Massachusetts, Master Intuitive Coaching Institute
SALES/ ARTS ADMINISTRATION/AGENT
- White Eagle Promotions, White Eagle Records Ltd.
- Sales and Marketing, Chappell Music Publishers Canada
- Music Agent, Ron Albert Entertainment Agency.
EDUCATION / ACHIEVEMENTS
TEACHING • EDUCATION • MUSIC
- B.A. Education, Bachelor of Arts, University of Windsor, Specialist in Instrumental Music
- Lifetime Member of Ontario Teachers College of Teachers
- B.A Music Education, Minor – Psychology & Sociology
Instrumental Music Pedagogy: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Baritone, Violin, Cello, Voice,
Conducting, Piano Performance, Theory and Composition
- A.R.C.T. Piano Teacher’s Diploma, Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto. Advanced studies in piano pedagogy, theory, harmony, counterpoint
- Trebas Institute of Recording Arts: The Music Industry
- Advanced Jazz Piano studies & Music Arranging with Steven Gardner, Don Himes, John Arpin, and DougRiley.
- Advanced Vocal Instruction: Vocal, technique, various singing methods with : Elaine Overholt, Lois Singer, Wendy Dobson, Lisa Martinelli and Bill Vincent.
- Executive Life / Business Coach with Canadian Certified Coaches Federation.
- Master Intuitive Coach- The In vision Process. Master Intuitive Coach Institute with Colette Baron-Reid, an international intuitive coach and #1 best selling author of “The Map”.
- The Hoffman Institute of Canada, Quadrinity Process; A methodology of teaching focusing on human development addressing all dimensions of being: intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual.
MEDIATION • ADR, Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Qualified Mediator, Advanced Alternative Dispute. Civil Mediation Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Specialist in Alternative Dispute Resolution /Family and Civil Mediation in Toronto, Ontario
- Civil Procedures for Non-Lawyer Mediators – Ontario Court of Justice
- Ontario Ministry Certified, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Ontario Building Code in Part 9 – The House – Building Envelope,
- Ontario Ministry Certified, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Ontario Health and Safety,
- Construction Management, The Construction Institute of Canada.
- Standard First Aid, Link to Life Emergency Training Certificate
ALTERNATIVE HEALTH, Health & Wellness
- Advanced Movement Techniques, and Posture related Methods: advanced training and private studies with The Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method and the Mitzvah Technique with a special focus on movement, posture, body awareness for maximum performance & technique, preventing and/or working with musician related injuries.
- Alternative Health,Healing, Quantum Physics: Studies in the work and principles of authors Louise Hay, Doreen Virtue, Wayne Dyer, Greg Braden, Caroline Myss, Hal and Sidra Stone
- Immunotec Consultant – Health & Wellness
MEMBER OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS;
- ADR Ontario, Canada – Alternative Dispute Resolution Association of Canada
- Canadian Coach Federation
- MICI, Master Intuitive Coaching Institute
- Ontario Family Mediators Association
- Lifetime Member of Ontario College of Teachers, Ontario, Canada
- ORMTA, Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association
- CIMA, Canadian Music Association
- CIRPA, Canadian Independent Record Producers Association
- AFM, Local 149, Toronto Musicians Union
- AFM, Las Vegas Musicians Union
- Nashville Songwriter Associations
- NARM, National Association of Record Merchandisers
- CMRRA ( Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd )
- Songwriters Association of Canada
- Music Publishers Association of Canada
- SOCAN, Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada
- BILD, Home Builders Association of Canada
- TCA, Toronto Construction Association
- CAWIC, Canadian Women In Construction
- CDECA, Canadian Decorator’s Association
VENTURE CAPITAL / REAL ESTATE INVESTING
Canada REIC – Canada Real Estate Investors Club
Dear Maureen: You don’t know me, but l know you although I never met you personally. I just finished listening to your CD for the first time and want to congratulate you on it! And I really like that you included words in your CD booklet, so I can read them. Only a person who is on a certain spiritual level can write the way you did it. Your lyrics are not only beautiful and inspirational but they are from your heart. I wish you many more of your dreams come true and may God bless you!
~ Biba Milinkovich
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