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Cameron C.

Littleton, CO

About Cameron

*** Lesson Details ***

I have a “parent’s always welcome” attitude in a well equipped furnished basement studio. I can make recording and CD creation available.

My teaching method guarantees you how to play the guitar, not just songs by memory or tab.

I call my style the Quick Fret board Mastery Teaching Style. Using this you will learn quickly how to play songs and have fun, but will be gaining the fundamentals all along. There are no boring theory classes or repetitive scale sessions, but you will leave each lesson with new knowledge of theory and scales without actually studying
them separately. You will instead being playing songs and having fun.

We have a custom workbook that includes CHORDS, SCALES, PROGRESSIONS, CHARTING and ADVANCED THEORY. The workbook outlines the basics, we add to it every week with material customized for you.

We go as fast or as slow as you decide. We give homework, but it is not mandatory.

If you are a student you will shine in your school, group or band. If you are an adult you will be amazed at how fast you learn and how good you will become.

We hope you grow to love music and the guitar as much as I do. ROCK ON!

*** Studio Equipment ***

Finished basement set up as music studio with guitars, amps, a sound system and seating for parents. Les Paul, Strat, Martin and Taylor guitars. Fender (2) and Mesa Boogie amps. Full sound system. CD, Mp3 player and Laptop with ITunes. 4-track digital recording systems. Plenty of room, chairs, stands, etc.

*** Specialties ***

Blues and rock guitar

***Experience***

I have played rock and blues guitar for 30 years. I grew up with the Beatles and Rolling Stones, but now play in the Albert King, Buddy Guy and Eric Clapton blues styles. I know most rock, blues, folk and jazz styles with some knowledge of country and classical.

I have been the rhythm, lead or bass guitar player in six bands spanning 30 years. My current band is West of the Blues.

I was mentored by Mike Bruce. Mike was BB King’s, Bobby Blue Bland’s and Bob Seger’s lead guitar player for many years. He has played with everyone from Eric Clapton to Janet Jackson.

During the Mike Bruce period my band opened for him almost everywhere. He became my mentor and guitar teacher and only then did I start learning how to play the instrument that initially looked easy.

I have taught Rock Band and Guitar in Denver Public Schools for the past four years.

I have taught guitar and bass informally for about 14 years and our Littleton based lesson studio has been in operation for eight years with lessons taught more formally.

I also am the founder of and current teacher at the School of Blues Colorado. Additionally I am the Band Director for 3 of the School of Blues bands.
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Becky P. February 24, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My husband and I just started lessons with Cameron. Our first experience with him was awesome!! He was very friendly and made us feel welcome and comfortable. You can tell this guy really knows his stuff. Looking forward to working with him!!
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Johnny (for son Connor) M. July 1, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Connor really likes his teacher and feels like he is getting excellent instruction while learning something new every week.
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Sue S. November 5, 2012
Bass Guitar
Verified Student
We couldn't be happier!

My daughter has been taking guitar lessons with Cameron for several months now. She really loves it, and has learned a great deal. She is learning both guitar and bass guitar, and Cameron leaves it up to her which one she wishes to focus on that week. He is flexible, patient, kind, with a comfortable laid-back approach. My daughter leaves her lessons inspired. Cameron has a comfortable well lit studio in his home. He is an experienced teacher and performer, and has good advice and tricks to make learning easier. She is using a personalized workbook for lessons, and there is an emphasis on improv and learning by listening. We couldn't be happier!
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Cameron C.

Cameron C.

Littleton, CO 80127
(3)
starting at
$28 / 30-min
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Michael L.

Golden, CO

About Michael

Michael L. is a very versatile and highly sought after musician and teacher.

Michael performs at 275 functions a year, teaches 30 private bagpipe and guitar students a week, is an instructor of music at the University of Colorado at Denver, and runs his own recording studio where he composes and records music for film, video and commercials.

*** Lesson Details ***
Quick, fun approach to getting students at any level playing better/easier.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have all the toys!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide all of the music and handouts.

*** Specialties ***
All l
evels all styles. From beginner to professional.
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Adam H. May 25, 2016
Bagpipes · Online
Verified Student
First lesson went well. I was very nervous, but was immediately made comfortable and we got to work. He is already helping me to unlearn some bad habits and take the process logically.
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Bill May 19, 2016
Bagpipes · Online
Verified Student
Was struggling, but Michael, in 30 minutes, quickly identified what I was doing wrong, helped me understand some pipe " physics" , took me through a series of note sequences, and in 30 minutes I made more progress than I had using videos, books and advice from other pipers. More than anything, he got me engaged and made it fun
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Juliann April 22, 2016
Bagpipes · Online
Verified Student
Awesome! :)
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Michael L.

Michael L.

Golden, CO 80401
(15)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Taylor R.

Golden, CO

About Taylor

**Biography**

As a Violist and Violinist, Taylor has performed with many famous musicians and conductors; notable names include founder of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Mark Wood, Head Conductor of the Colorado State University Orchestra Wes Kenney, and jazz violin practitioner Randy Sabien.

During High School, Taylor received a letter and bar in Instrumental Music and was distinguished with the Director’s Award for Orchestra for his dedication to extracurricular work as the Principal Violist of the advanced orchestra.

Taylor also works as a freelance composer, arranger, educator, an
d recording performer. His video game and movie arrangements have been featured on many online entertainment websites, including ScrewAttack.com.

Taylor studied Viola privately during high school at the University of Denver under the instruction of champion fiddler and musical saw player Caroline McCaskey, who has been a guest performer for the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. After graduation, he studied music theory and piano privately with famous Ukrainian pianist and music historian Olga Dashevskaya at Red Rocks Community College. Before leaving Red Rocks, Taylor studied Viola and Violin technique under Katherine Thayer, Concertmaster of the Denver Philharmonic.

In February 2016, Taylor traveled to Derry, Northern Ireland to study under Liz Doherty, one of the most prestigious Irish fiddlers in the world. While there, Taylor also received brief training from Troy MacGillivray, a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award recipient. He also performed at the 2016 Derry International Irish Music Festival with famous pub session players and received an Advanced Certificate in Irish Studies from Ulster University.

Taylor is the Assistant Principal Violist for the Denver Pops Orchestra, one of the largest non-profit, professional orchestras in the Denver Metro area. Currently, he is an upperclassman at the University of Colorado Denver pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in Music and Entertainment Business.

Taylor was also a notable actor during his time in high school. He performed at state competitions, including the Colorado State Thespian Conference and the Jefferson County Theatre Festival, where he received some the highest scores; 4/5 Superior ratings from nationally acclaimed judges, for his monologue and scene work.

**Lesson Methods**

Although lessons follow a basic curriculum, the lesson is always about what the student desires to accomplish. For example, music students are ALWAYS allowed to pick their own performance repertoire to work on. Lessons are always focused on encouragement, assistance, and the self-success & determination of the student.
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David May 24, 2016
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Knows how to customize the approach to lessons for the individual student. No need to think about it. Just hire him.
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Kasen Fuller May 4, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
The first lesson went awesome! He is very nice and suitable for anyone wanting to learn the piano!
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Janel W. June 16, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I just took my first lesson the other day from Taylor. He is very nice & easy to work with and makes you feel comfortable like you've known each other for a while. He was very knowledgable & helpful at addressing questions & concerns I had about music theory & the piano. I look forward to working with him more.
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Taylor R.

Taylor R.

Golden, CO 80401
(5)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Travis D.

Denver, CO

About Travis

Travis is a music instructor. He has been teaching private guitar lessons since 2006 and is available to teach lessons in your home, in studio, or online. Travis has 9 years of teaching experience and can help you reach your musical goals. In 2009 Travis graduated with honors from Fort Lewis College in Durango CO. After graduating Travis hit the road with indie/soul outfit Hello Dollface and led local funk/soul band Bacon. Both bands had much success holding busy gig schedules, recording albums, and touring. With Travis' culminating experience as a professional guitar player, advanced knowledg
e in classical, jazz, rock, blues, and country playing styles, years of private teaching experience, in home and professional studio experience, and a passion to teach and constantly develop his own playing, Travis can help you achieve your musical goals.
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cheryl March 22, 2016
Ukulele · Online
Verified Student
Excellent. Despite the fact that first 10 minutes (or more) were spent helping me navigate skype....Travis was very patient. In lesson #1 I learned so much that will help me grow in ability. (I need to practice to really get it but I am so excited about the teaching style.)
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Hari March 17, 2016
Mandolin · Online
Verified Student
Had a great 1st class with Mandolin.Travis was patient, took the time to figure out where i am currently at and suggested exercises to practice. look forward to the future classes.
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Vilas V. February 26, 2016
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Appreciate Travis patience which is very much required while teaching online.
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Travis D.

Travis D.

Denver, CO 80214
(25)
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Weiman S.

Arvada, CO

About Weiman

I am currently a college student studying engineering and music at the Colorado School of Mines, and I am happy to teach others who also share a passion for piano and music! I've volunteered at musical academies to teach piano to little kids, helped and tutored my friends, as well as currently teaching my 4-year old sister piano. In terms of my personal experience with piano, I have more than 10 years of experience in Classical piano as well as piano and musical performance, I have also won various competitions including the United States International Duo Piano Competition and the Boettcher H
all Steinway Competition. I have a great GPA and take lots of advanced classes in school, so I am able to help in those subjects as well! Please contact me if you are interested!
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Mari March 25, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Weiman was an excellent teacher. I enjoyed how knowledgeable about the material and the fact that she was very kind.
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Weiman S.

Weiman S.

Arvada, CO 80004
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

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