Doug Smith

Doug Smith is founder and Chief Artistic Officer of McNally Smith College of Music.

Doug is a classical guitarist, lutist, composer, and author of the The Smith Methoda complete approach to guitar study based on the original work and educational research done over 35 years. Recordings and music downloads of Doug’s compositions are available at

A graduate of Winona State University, Doug served as National Education Chair of the Guitar Division of the American String Teachers Association and has lectured and performed in the United States and Europe. Doug serves on the advisory board for the St. Paul Conservatory of Music.