Cameron Horne
Zephyrhills, FL
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Cameron Horne

Cameron H.

Zephyrhills, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
The piano is the most versatile instrument of them all. If you're young (or not so young) and wanting to study music but aren't sure where to start, the piano is ideal. Basic technique doesn't take long and you will be playing tunes in no time, but you can spend a lifetime mastering the instrument. I have experience using well-known method books like Faber, Bastien and Alfred. If you want to be able to learn your part as a singer, to better utilize the best tool there is for understanding music theory or get started on your path to the concert stage, I will do my best to help you. If you only have an electronic keyboard at home, that's fine. The best option is one that has a "weighted action" because it will respond more like the real thing.

About Cameron H.

Sharing the joy of music for over 40 years! Timeless and universal, music is a language that transcends all the spoken languages of the world. It is the language of the human heart and spirit.

Cameron has worked with students of all ages, from children to senior adults. Whether you're just getting started as a child or teen, wanting help to prepare for an audition or sharpen your skills, returning to an instrument as an adult that you haven't touched in years or just wanting explore a new artistic vista for the first time, he will do his utmost to help you achieve your goals by helping you build the foundational skills you need or refine those you already have.

Cameron earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from the University of South Florida in Tampa. He has taught in private schools, was a faculty member of a local college, was a founding member of the Tampa Bay Master Chorale, co-founded a community orchestra, performed as a violinist, violist, singer and conductor with chamber music ensembles, local opera and ballet companies, community and professional orchestras and such commercial names as: The Joffrey Ballet, Luciano Pavarotti, The Canadian Brass, The Empire Brass, Robert Merrill, Dudley Moore, Tony Bennett, Herb Alpert, Ray Charles, Lee Greenwood, Roger Williams, Herbie Mann, Barry Tuckwell, Eugene Fodor, Jane Powell, Patti Page (and others) and took part in the Grammy-nominated 1991 Telarc recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Robert Shaw.


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Cameron is an excellent teacher . He has vast musical experience and is so kind, friendly and patient with my son - Aarav .He has gone extra mile out of his way to learn about my son's learning pace and guided him
professionally to pick up the violin basics easily. Aarav was not only able to learn from him, but really enjoyed him as a teacher, as well.
Cameron is highly skilled at teaching. I would highly recommend him .

Posted Jun 13, 2021
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Cameron has been my voice teacher for close to four years.

I started taking voice lessons for the first time at a community college in Arizona. After moving to Florida, I met Cameron and resumed studying voice. It has been my pleasure to work with him and feel fortunate to have him as my teacher. He has helped me tremendously.

In the past, I was a baritone, but Cameron has worked with me to extend my range, so now I am more of a bari/tenor. He has helped me learn better breathing technique, so now I can hold my notes twice as long and my tone is very much improved.

It has been an honor to sing the National Anthem on multiple occasions with our local veteran's AVAST Color Guard presentations. Cameron worked with me for many lessons to improve my rendition of the Anthem. The Star-Spangled Banner is not an easy song and I wanted to sing it correctly. Cameron was very patient and helped me with the rhythm and diction. I sing it unaccompanied and I don’t read music, and I am in my 70’s. I think I am a challenge for my teacher! I have received several complementary letters on my performances, so I shared those complements with him because I could not have received them with out his help.

I highly recommend Cameron as a teacher and an honest person.

Posted Jun 12, 2021
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Mr Cameron is a wonderful teacher. Because of him I have learned more than I could ever possibly imagine. He teaches me little tips and tricks to keep me on task and to correctly play the violin. I may not have played violin for very long time but because of Mr Cameron I can play like I played the violin for 8 years! Mr Cameron has made me from a beginner all the way to a pro. Anyone who ever goes to Mr Cameron soon will be able to become a teacher. You forgot to keep your wrist straight, you forgot to keep your elbow straight, you are on the wrong line oh, don't worry, Mr. Cameron keep you on the goal. Mr Cameron is an amazing teacher.

Posted Jun 8, 2021
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Mr. Cameron is an extremely patient and receptive teacher. His feedback is always helpful, and when you are struggling with something, he will offer insightful guidance that frames the obstacle from new perspectives. His expertise will be incredibly beneficial to learners of any level.

Posted Jun 7, 2021
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Cameron is a wonderful violin instructor for our son. Our son is 12, turning 13. He is easily frustrated, and Cameron works with him well. He pushes gently for our son to do his best without overwhelming him.

Posted Jun 1, 2021
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Mr Cameron is a great teacher. My two daughters have learned piano with him for 5 years. He is very nice and have passion with my kids.

Posted May 23, 2021
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I took Music Appreciation lessons with Cameron for approximately a year, and I enjoyed them! He puts a lot of thought and preparation into his lessons. He's encouraging and kind.

Posted May 21, 2021
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I've had Mr. Cameron as my violin teacher for almost 2 years now, and it has truly been a phenomenal experience. His guidance through all this time has always been extremely consistent, unwavering, and helpful every step of the way. His passion for violin shines through in each and every one of our lessons, and he has truly helped cultivate my own love for this beautiful instrument.

Posted May 20, 2021

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Independent Contractor
Mar 2015 - Present

Excel Music School, Tampa, FL

Teach private lessons in violin, viola, voice and piano.

Director of Music Ministries
Jul 2003 - Jul 2005

Sun City Center United Methodist Church

Led all service music, conducted choir and English handbell ensemble, expanded job to full-time position, instituted fine arts series, taught voice and performed in the community.

Adjunct Professor of Music
Aug 1998 - Jun 2000

Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL

Taught violin and voice, conducted Concert Chorus and String Orchestra, and taught Introduction to Electronic Music (MIDI) class.

1st Violin Section Musician
Sep 1988 - May 1998

Imperial Symphony Orchestra, Lakeland, FL

Union scale performer for string section support

Music Director
Jun 1994 - Jun 1996

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Tampa, FL

Led music for all services, conducted adult choir, youth choir, English handbell ensemble, instrumental ensemble and taught voice.

Conductor and Artistic Director
Aug 1995 - May 1996

St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra

Co-founded a community orchestra in Pinellas County. Performed in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, FL.

Conductor and Artistic Director
Jan 1994 - Sep 1995

Suncoast Symphony Orchestra, Clearwater, FL

Expanded orchestra's repertoire and performed in Clearwater and Oldsmar, FL.

Music Director
Jul 1990 - Jul 1993

Manhattan Avenue United Methodist Church, Tampa, FL

Led music for all services, conducted choir and performed as soloist.

Assistant to the Resident Conductor
Sep 1991 - May 1993

The Florida Orchestra

USF graduate program score study and backup for Resident Conductor, Dr. Edward Cumming. Gave pre-concert lectures.

Concertmaster and member of the Board of Directors
Sep 1988 - Jun 1992

The Mostly Pops Orchestra, Tampa, FL

Duties included Treasurer of the Board of Directors.

Music Director
Jun 1985 - Jun 1987

Van Dyke United Methodist Church, Tampa, FL

First choir director of new church start-up.

Music Director
Jun 1983 - Jun 1985

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Lakeland, FL

Led music for all services and conducted adult choir, youth choir and instrumental ensemble.


Master of Music in Choral Conducting
Sep 1991 - Dec 2001

University of South Florida

Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance
Sep 1980 - Jun 1986

University of South Florida

Associate in Science
Aug 1981 - May 1983

Polk State College

Associate in Arts
Aug 1978 - May 1980

Polk State College



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certificate of Appreciation
Nov 1999

Hillsborough Community College Student Government

Certificate of Appreciation
Nov 1998

Hillsborough Community College Student Government


Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Mar 1986
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."
Phi Kappa Phi
Dec 1984
Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

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