Welcome To Sound Endeavors

Welcome to Sound Endeavors, LLC, the professional studio for composer, classical guitarist, and educator, Dr. Richard Jordan Smoot located at 1505 Northam Road, Columbus, Ohio. Please follow the links on this page to obtain information about services offered including educational, creative and production-related ones. These services include music lessons for Columbus, Ohio residents.

NEW RELEASE!! The new recording of quartets by Richard Smoot entitled Seize The Day: Quartets by Richard Jordan Smoot featuring Grammy Award-winning clarinetist, Richard Stoltzman and the Grammy-nominated string quartet, Carpe Diem String Quartet.  Much of this recording was recorded and produced at Sound Endeavor studio.

Available at: http://cdbaby.com/cd/richardjordansmoot2

Individualized Music Study Programs


If you are interested in beginning to advanced classical guitar lessons, or beginning to advanced lessons in Music Composition and Songwriting, Music Theory, Aural/Ear Training and Music Technology, please begin your visit by following the Information link as well as the Music Study link with pull-down menu items for various specialties. Sound Endeavors serves Upper Arlington, Ohio as well as the larger Columbus and Central Ohio area with an outreach that extends throughout Ohio.


As a composer, Richard Jordan Smoot’s music has been performed, broadcast and recorded by orchestras, ensembles and soloists throughout the world including Richard Stoltzman, Carpe Diem String Quartet, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra and many more. His recordings are available at CD Baby and iTunes as well as at numerous national and international distributors.

As a classical guitarist, Dr. Smoot has taught guitar extensively for 38 years,  privately and as a college professor. He has performed as a soloist and in ensemble contexts since childhood, recorded, and worked as a studio musician. Richard Smoot continues to teach and produce guitar music as well as make recordings involving other instruments and vocalists in the beautiful Sound Endeavors studio environment.


Please browse this website and contact Sound Endeavors via our online Contact form, or call 614/397-9164 for information about services offered. Thank you for visiting!

© Richard Smoot 2016