Caleb Edwards

Caleb E.

Nashville, TN
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Caleb E. has been teaching music since 2005 and is available to teach at your home or his studio. Caleb has helped students from age 8 to 65 and believes that there is no age limit on learning and trying something new or even getting better. Caleb is a two year student of the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music with a degree as a professional recording artist.
Helping students achieve goals regarding musical technique, personal creativity, and self confidence is a personal mission for Caleb and loves to teach in a personal, hands on approach.

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  • Awarded Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest Winner from Telluride Bluegrass Festival
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 10 and up

Reviews (30)

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Steve Jun 19, 2019
Banjo · In home

Caleb has a wide music aptitude. He teaches several instruments. He is very patient working with novices like myself.

Robert G. Jul 26, 2018
Banjo · In studio

Very helpful.

Travis K. Aug 13, 2017
Ukulele · In studio

Caleb has taught me so much in only five lessons! I now can play 4 songs that I love, and I'm getting a great refresher course on music theory. He's super patient and sets very realistic expectations. I really like that he cared to ask me what songs I liked and would like to learn instead of starting with generic songs like 'twinkle twinkle' because it gave me more motivation to practice and learn. I can't wait to learn more!

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Jen R. Apr 13, 2017
Banjo · Online

online was a little challenging, but Caleb was great.

Corinne W. Mar 1, 2017
Mandolin · Online

Chris Feb 1, 2017
Mandolin · Online

I really enjoy working with Caleb. I am currently learning bluegrass mandolin and have made a great deal of progress with his guidance. As a piano player, it was important for me to find a strong musician who could help me translate between the to. He works to make sure we are working on things of interest.....if you got the drive, he can help you find your voice on the instrument.

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shannon Jan 10, 2017
Banjo · Online

Caleb is a talented musician and an excellent teacher. He has great patience and does a nice job of communicating with beginner, intermediate and advanced musicians. He finds a nice balance of challenging students and knowing when to pull back and work on fundamentals and he keeps the process fun and interesting. I would definitely recommend Caleb.

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Corinne Jan 7, 2017
Mandolin · Online

Caleb is a very good music teacher. He is patient and kind. I would recommend him to all students.

Ben Jan 6, 2017
Banjo · Online

Caleb is patient, personable and tailors each lesson to interest, ability and progress.

Ashlie B. Nov 8, 2016
Guitar · Online

I had a terrible experience. He gave minimal guidance and when he told me that he would send me material to work on between classes he didn't send it. It took 3 weeks of me complaining to get 2 chords. Absolutely ridiculous. Please use an instructor that is older, more compassionate, responsible, and has more experience in playing and teaching.

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Melanie Sep 30, 2016
Ukulele · In home

We have been very happy with the lessons that Caleb has given to our 6 yr old beginning Ukulele player. She is learning a few chords, is not overwhelmed, and most importantly for us, is enjoying practicing.

Ruth O. Jul 27, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Caleb is a wonderful teacher. After over a decade of not playing guitar, he has helped bring me father than I thought I could be after just a few lessons. He's very intuitive for how students learn, and explains difficult concepts well. Coming from a fellow musician who has also taught music lessons-- He's the best! :)

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Donna D. Jun 28, 2016
Banjo · In home

Caleb is truly a student-centric instructor. He lets the student's progress dictate the pace and program. I've learned a lot from him, and intend to continue taking lessons from Caleb. Thus far, Caleb is the best instructor I've had.

Jim C. Jun 3, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Caleb has a great personality and is able to explaining the basics of guitar playing to even a beginner like me. Great instructor!

Macey M. Apr 19, 2016
Mandolin · Online

Caleb is great! He is very talented and an AWESOME instructor!!!!

Josh S. Apr 13, 2016
Guitar · In studio

Caleb so far has been a great teacher. He takes time to really explain everything, is friendly, and a fun guy to learn with! Would recommend for sure.

Bob Apr 13, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Excellent knowledge and good instructor.

Tamara F. Mar 17, 2016
Guitar · In home

He's amazing and helped me improve so much not just on guitar but on the scales and theory of music as well.... Great experience!

Zachary Feb 27, 2016
Banjo · In home

First lesson went GREAT! Caleb is obviously extremely skilled and knowledgeable on multiple instruments. Caleb was patient, understanding and began gently planting seeds of confidence in my son who struggles in that area. Very pleased, can't wait for future lessons!

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Gordon Feb 21, 2016
Guitar · In home

Caleb is a very patient, easy going instructor. He makes it fun and enjoyable even when I am having difficulty.

Courtney Feb 12, 2016
Ukulele · In home

Caleb was awesome! He was easy to talk to and challenged me to try different things while practicing. He is very knowledgable about music and taught me so much.

Nicole Feb 10, 2016
Mandolin · In studio

Such a great guy. Our 5 year old loves his man do class.

Adrian Jan 12, 2016
Guitar · In home

Awesome experience for our 8 year old. He can't wait until his next lesson

Meghan H. Nov 17, 2015
Banjo · In home

Caleb starting teaching my seven year old son the banjo just a few weeks ago. We are extremely pleased with Mr.Caleb! He is a talented and versatile musician, a nice person, and a wonderful and patient teacher. My son is learning so much technique wise, but what I love most is how fast he warmed up to Caleb and how much he wants to do well because he truly likes his teacher. Caleb is not only going to teach you or your child to play well, but even better in my opinion, is that he will support you, encourage you, approach lessons with you individually in mind, and inspire you in a genuine way.

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Emma S. Sep 22, 2015
Mandolin · In studio

Caleb is a great teacher. I had already taken mandolin from another teacher and he was very careful to make sure that the basics were in the right place before moving on but it's very clear that he knows what he's doing.

Curt Y. Jun 29, 2015
Guitar · In studio

Caleb worked very well with my Son Grant. He was a 15 year old beginner and was really able to help get him engaged and have fun while learning.

Richard C. Jun 4, 2015
Banjo · In home

Great easy going guy with full range of knowledge. Fantastic attitude.

James P. May 16, 2015
Banjo · In home

very good teacher

Emily E. Mar 21, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Caleb began teaching me how to play acoustic guitar and ukulele three years ago. He has always been patient with and encouraging to me, understanding how I learn, and empowering me to explore musical techniques in my own way. In the past year of my career in music, I have been able to work with a band and record my first EP, and Caleb has been there to train me in musical performance as well as songwriting and recording. He is gifted with a phenomenal ear, mind, and appreciation for all types of music. Another unique feature about Caleb is his ability to deeply see and appreciate the talent and potential of others. In conclusion, Caleb is an exquisite musician and singer-songwriter, a respectful and honest young man, and an incredible instructor for all ages.

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Emily E. Mar 21, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Caleb began teaching me how to play acoustic guitar and ukulele three years ago. He has always been patient with and encouraging to me, understanding how I learn, and empowering me to explore musical techniques in my own way. In the past year of my career in music, I have been able to work with a band and record my first EP, and Caleb has been there to train me in musical performance as well as songwriting and recording. He is gifted with a phenomenal ear, mind, and appreciation for all types of music. Another unique feature about Caleb is his ability to deeply see and appreciate the talent and potential of others. In conclusion, Caleb is an exquisite musician and singer-songwriter, a respectful and honest young man, and an incredible instructor for all ages.

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Experience

Mandolin Instructor
May 2013 - Aug 2013

Melody Mart

I taught 8 or 10 students here a week at Melody Mart in Greensburg, IN while I was home from college in the summer.

Guitar Instructor
May 2013 - Aug 2013

Music Shoppe

I taught 10 or 12 students a week at the Music Shoppe in Harrison, OH in the summer while I was home from college.


Education

Professional Recording Artist
Aug 2012 - May 2014

Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music

Mandolin Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2014

Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music

Guitar Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2014

Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Awards

Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest Winner
Jun 2016

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

1st Place of the Mandolin Competition 2010
Apr 2010

Andersonville Music Festival


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