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Cameron C.

Nashville, TN

About Cameron

Cameron is a musician, teacher, and worship leader. He recently moved from Anaheim, CA 9 years ago to achieve a Bachelors Degree in Commercial Music at Belmont University and now resides in Nashville, TN.

Since 2004 I have gigged, recorded, and wrote/ co-wrote music in Nashville, TN. When I graduated in 2008 I went on the road for a couple years with an artist named Dave Hunt when I returned from the road I wasn't quite sure what to do next. I decided that I might enjoy teaching so for the last 4 years I have started small and built up my student base to around 30-35 students a week. I als
o teach high school music history and music theory at a home school tutorial and enrichment school in town. I simply use the college curriculum that I received and fine tune it for students from all levels of playing (basically like getting a college music lesson for much cheaper!)

"I have a passion and love for finding the best way to teach a new musical idea/technique/song, I am bold and will use the best way to teach you, based on your learning style."

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach multiple styles (jazz, pop, rock, latin, country, bluegrass, and classical) on the instruments listed on my page and love to teach songs, technique, and music theory in my lessons. I also throw in, if asked for, note reading, and ear training by transcription of staff notation and the Nashville number system.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated lesson space.
- Amplifiers for electric guitar and bass.
- Electric guitar, 2 Acoustic guitars, Classical Guitar, Ukulele, and Mandolin
- Audio Technica AT4040, Pre-Sonus TubePre, M-Audio Mobile USB DAC, Apple Mac mini, Logic DAW, and M1 Active Alesis Studio Monitors for Audio Recording.
-M-Audio Keystation Pro 88 for Piano playing.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring all curriculum. I expect each student to own the respective instrument that they are wanting to learn.

*** Specialties ***
I like to blend a basis of music theory in with my song instruction, and I teach blues, jazz, country, rock, bluegrass, and latin styles of music. Since I have experience as a working musician, having been playing rock music in live settings for about 8 years and also jazz music for 6 years with 4 years of jazz study at Belmont University, I would say I have gathered a wide range of musical styles and specialize in all of them.
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Scott S. August 16, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I recently picked up guitar and have just concluded my 7th lesson with Cameron. He's done a great job at making the guitar fun and easy to understand. It is very clear that he is passionate about the instrument, and making sure that his students understand not only how to play certain songs but the theory behind them. It's been great having him as a teacher.
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Kara K. July 29, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
For years, I've wanted to play guitar and had picked up a very basic understanding of how to play along the way. Cameron quickly identified the things I knew and adapted each lesson to where my skill level was at. He was great at incorporating the things I wanted to know with the things I needed to know, and built my lessons from the meager understanding I already had. A great experience, all around. Highly recommended!
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Gerry M. April 17, 2013
Guitar
Great Success

As a middle-aged adult just getting started learning an instrument, I was concerned about how well I would do. Cameron makes the learning curve easy and with practical homework assignments along the way, immediate feedback is assured. Highly recommended
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Cameron C.

Cameron C.

Nashville, TN 37205
(3)
starting at
$17.75 / 30-min
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Shane S.

Nashville, TN

Guitar: Beginner - Advanced, all ages

About Shane

I began piano lessons at age 6. At age 9 my mom allowed me to take guitar lessons provided I continued with piano. By 12 it was just me and the six-string.

The first time I learned how to play guitar with one hand was from a hippie guitarist who sewed colored patches into his leather pants. One week’s lesson when I was 13 consisted of going into the teaching room, pressing play on the VCR and watching a video of Stevie Ray Vaughn live. That changed everything for me.

I founded various bands in my hometown and started teaching guitar lessons when I was 17. I taught all styles, ages, and
levels. After high school I received training in jazz guitar theory and performance at the Player’s School of Music in Clearwater, Florida and later studied guitar theory under a jazz guitar guru in Portland, OR.

After acquiring a business degree from Central Washington University and working a few years in global logistics I left the United States for missionary work and held several odd jobs including being a chauffeur, milking cows, and of course; teaching guitar lessons. While overseas I started a Guitar Club in the Maori village of Waharoa, NZ, performed for troops at Yokota U.S. Air Force Base in Fussa, Japan, and recorded music in Auckland, NZ for a YWAM compilation album.

Upon returning stateside I worked on a salmon fishing tender in the Bering Sea, and the skipper, a retired Nashville songwriter encouraged me to make the move to music city.

Since moving here I've recorded the Genrelicious EP, released several singles including 'Just Friends' and 'Blood on the Floor', (the latter for which I also released an official music video).

Currently I play for and write with several Nashville artists, play every second Saturday at Merridee's in Franklin, TN, and headline my 'Genrelicious Showcase' in various cities featuring artists of all styles and backgrounds.

*** Lesson Details ***
In the first lesson we will determine your current level, establish your desired goals, and then formulate a plan to get to where you want to go with guitar. There is one specific book that I use for almost all students which covers a broad spectrum of styles at all levels, and the rest of the material will vary depending on the goals we establish in the beginning, and your individual learning style.

I like to root a very solid foundation in basic music principles early on and then expand from there as this allows you to go as far as you desire with guitar music.

And while I don't employ the teaching method I do dig that old Suzuki philosophy, "Only practice on the days you eat."

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Amps, Keyboard, Music Stands, Chairs, oh my!

*** Specialties ***
Acoustic, Electric, Rhythm, Lead, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country; CAGED Method, Modal Theory
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Amy D. January 8, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
My 9 yr. old son Will has enjoyed his guitar lessons with Shane. He looks forward to the lesson every week! Shane has done a great job teaching Will, and Will liked him right away!
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Amy D. January 8, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Shane has been a great guitar teacher for my 9 yr. old son Will....He looks forward to the lesson every week, and he has learned so much from Shane! Will liked him right away
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Melissa G. June 2, 2014
Electric Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Things have started off wonderfully with Shane. He's a patient teacher and my daughter truly enjoys her lessons!
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Shane S.

Nashville, TN 37211
(5)
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Justin W.

Franklin, TN

About Justin

Hello! My name is Justin, a Christian musician that recently moved to the Nashville/Brentwood area from Michigan. I'm a pianist, guitarist and bassist that loves performing, teaching, learning, and above all enjoying life. When I'm not working on music, I'm usually found biking or running through the hills of southern Nashville. I love nature and all of the opportunities that it gives us to explore and learn!

I started my formal music education when I was in the third grade, taking classical piano lessons at my parents’ request. I progressed steadily but never felt truly connected to w
hat I was doing. Two years later, I was introduced to pop piano music through the worship band at my church. I learned to play by ear and read chord charts, taking my abilities far beyond the reach of classical piano. By the time that I reached high school, I was playing piano, guitar and bass as well as singing and acting. By my senior year, music had consumed so much of my time that sports were pushed to the side. I loved it!

Before I knew it, I was being pressured into picking a college. I had planned on going to school for Computer Science, but knew that music was my passion. While the money would have been great, sitting in a cubicle just isn’t my style. I decided upon Cornerstone University, a small Christian school in Grand Rapids, MI. For two years, I studied piano, voice and guitar in the school’s Contemporary Christian Music program. The program was great, but I needed a more competitive environment that only a larger school could offer.

In the fall of 2008, I transferred to Grand Valley State University and loved it! My teachers were great, the other students were supportive, and overall there was a culture of learning and growth. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance from Grand Valley in April of 2011. I decided to take the summer off of working and enjoy the sunshine, then moved to the Nashville area in November of 2011. I’m currently serving as Worship Leader for a church in Nashville.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe that every student is unique, therefore each lesson should also be unique. By understanding the student's motivation to study music and play an instrument, we can work together to set goals that will set the student up for success.

For piano, I prefer to use either the Bastien or Alfred series, depending on the student's goals, experience, and age. For guitar or bass, it depends on which style(s) of music the student would like to learn. I have plenty of resources available, so the sky is the limit. No matter which instrument you study, the ability to play properly is important from the very first lesson!

Above all, learning music should be fun! Life is about finding the balance between work and play - for me, music does that perfectly. What started as a simple hobby has turned into a wonderful career. With time and practice, it's amazing how much this small hobby can enrich your life!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Quiet home studio with seating for parents.

*** Specialties ***
While in college, I studied classical voice and piano, as well as a few semesters of guitar. During that time, I held positions as both a classical singer and a pianist at churches in town.

On the side, I specialize in pop and rock music. Before college, most of my piano experience was playing with bands, pit orchestras, coffee shop duets, etc.

Classical music is invaluable, but I realize that most students are more interested in learning how to play contemporary music. As a young musician that grew up playing what he heard on the radio, I'm able to incorporate classical music and technique with modern theory and aural skills. Once you have all of those basics, the student will easily be able to learn a variety of styles of music.
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ChampaP June 27, 2012
music lessons

The lessons are great he is finally improving on sight reading. Thank you.
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Justin W.

Justin W.

Franklin, TN 37064
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Steven F.

Franklin, TN

Electric and Acoustic guitar, lead and rhythm, beginner to advanced and all ages. Styles covered are rock, blues, country, jazz, acoustic styles, reading, theory, songwriting and more!

About Steven

Nashville guitarist Steve F. has 30 plus years playing and teaching experience. Having relocated from Ohio in 1999, Steve has played and toured with major recording artist's Blackhawk, David Lee Murphy, Rebecca Lynn Howard, 2005 Nashville Star Winner Erika Jo, and is currently touring with MCA recording artist Andy Childs, Robin Meade, host of HLN's Morning Express, and Eagles Tribute 7 Bridges, Rod Stewart Tribute featuring Rob Caudill, and American Floyd, a tribute to Pink Floyd. Steve also teaches privately in the Nashville area and maintains Grand Staff Music in Franklin, TN.

*** Lesson D
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Lessons will be tailored to the students needs and interests. I cover anything from rock, jazz, country, blues, music theory, songwriting, and more. I will teach songs, lead guitar techniques, solos, riff's, all while explaining the theory and concepts behind the subject matter being studied! I feel that taking lessons should be an enjoyable experience and I try to make learning fun and rewarding at the same time.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Fender electric guitars, Fender Deville amp, VHT Pitbull amp, a wide array of effects, Taylor Model 810 Acoustic, and everything needed to effectively teach a wide variety of subject matter. Online lessons will include written communication via email, text, or fax, depending on availability.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide my own needs, a guitar and small amp, music stand and paper, metronome, capo, etc. I expect the student to have a guitar and amp (if needed), and books we would be working out of, and basic accessories.

*** Specialties ***
Electric Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Rock, Blues, Jazz and Country guitar styles, Nashville Number System, Songwriting, and more........
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tijana H. March 3, 2014
Guitar
great teacher

I have been taking lessons with Steve for almost 2 years now and have improved greatly in that time period, both in my skill and my love for music.I enjoy taking lessons with Steve and look forward to doing so in the future.
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David T. February 21, 2014
Guitar
Great teacher and loads of fun!

I've been taking lessons from Steve for almost 8 years (that in itself should say much about his instruction!). He is able to teach whatever category of music to any person at any level be it acoustic, electric, or theory. I would highly recommend Steve for any age group and for the novice or experienced player wanting to improve. After the many years learning from Steve I wouldn't think of taking lessons from anyone else!
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Bruce D. February 21, 2014
Guitar
Fantastic Teacher!

I tried to play guitar on my own for years, but until I started taking lessons from Steve, I never really made any progress. Steve is a great teacher that has both the natural ability to teach and play, which rare in the music lesson world. Don't waste your time and money taking lessons from someone that can't deliver what you are looking to accomplish. I believe you will be very pleased with your guitar progress if you decide to take lessons from Steve; I have personal knowledge of at least five persons of all ages taking lessons with him now and many others he has helped with various playing issues. If you need guitar lesson, Steve's your guy.
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Steven F.

Steven F.

Franklin, TN 37064
(5)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Cesar M.

Spring Hill, TN

The techniques you may learn are the following:

finger picking, flat picking, arpeggios, sweeps, tapping, hammer-on/pull-offs, string skipping, alternate tuning, natural harmonics, artificial harmonics, ghost notes, volume swells, pinch harmonics, octaves, trills, whammy bar tricks, bending, sustain, melodic feedback, solos, rhythm guitar and more...

Check out this video of me playing electric guitar. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jy8SkcS9Snk

About Cesar

Cesar's first musical adventures started very early. In elementary school, the school faculty noticed Cesar's aptitude while testing for music skills. He was chosen to attend a local gifted program.

Soon after, he met his first true love, the Guitar. The ensuing fever which struck Cesar was unlike anything he had ever experienced. "Obsession" didn't even touch the tip of the iceberg. Cesar would learn half of the songs on one CD in a single day! All of his spare time was spent in his room, learning everything he could about the guitar.

It's that passion that brings Cesar to teach. See
ing every individual's face light up as they proficiently play their favorite passage from a song is such a reward for Cesar. His teaching style can be described as a combination of technique and motivation to keep each student interested, whether it's learning a new style or mastering their favorite song on the radio. Cesar believes that learning guitar CAN be fun and exciting!
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John August 31, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
Taking lessons with Cesar is one of the highlights of my week. He makes learning guitar fun, informative and productive by not only teaching me how to play properly but why. Having an understanding of why I should hold my hand in a certain position or strum/pick a specific way not only makes the lessons more interesting but gives me motivation to perfect the techniques in-between my lessons. Cesar is very encouraging even when I make mistakes and his positive attitude about guitar (and life in general) keeps the lessons interesting and fun.

Cesar always takes time to write down what I learned so I can practice during my free time and he allows me to record him playing to ensure I can match my technique when he's not there to correct me. This is very helpful since it helps me continue improving when I practice on my own.

I would highly encourage anyone looking for lessons to give Cesar a call. Whether you're a beginner, such as myself, or an experienced player I have no doubt that Cesar has the knowledge and skill set to help you grow as a guitar player.
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Steve August 20, 2015
Guitar · In home
Cesar is the best guitar instructor ever. He loves to teach, is patient and caring, passionate about his music and tailors each lesson to your interest and level of ability. I greatly look forward to each lesson and am disappointed when I can't manage time for a lesson because of the pressures of my work. Not only is Cesar a great teacher, he and incidentally also his family, with whom we have become great friends, are wonderful people.
I have been taking lessons from him now for several years and would unreservedly recommend him to anyone, adult or child, looking for quality instruction from a great guy.
PS His beautiful wife Erin is a great piano teacher too!!
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Jains July 27, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Both of my kids were bit hesitant to return for guitar lessons because they didn't have good experience in the past. Now it has been over 2 years and a smooth sailing..Very happy kids and always excited for their lessons. All the credit goes to Cesar. He works with them tirelessly, makes learning fun for all, no stress environment, works around with our schedules as much as possible..we never had any issue what so ever..Kids practice at home because they enjoy it more than ever..getting better class by class...And parents are pleased because not only kids are learning but energy well spent...(did I say money well spent ..hahaha) THANKS CESAR!!
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Cesar M.

Cesar M.

Spring Hill, TN 37174
(4)
starting at
$27.50 / 30-min

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