Cameron Keys

Cameron K.

Houston, TX

About Cameron K.

Cameron teaches: Ages 4 to 75
Special needs
Teaching since: August 2011
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

As a violin and viola instructor, my goal is to give my students lessons that are as fun and productive as possible. I teach my students all the essential technical and musical principles which help them to play the violin expressively, prevent them from developing harmful habits and help them reach their full potential. I do not use an exact method or course, but rather teach each student according to his/her particular needs. I teach beginner through advanced level.

I have been privileged to study violin with some of the most respected violin teachers in the US. Many of my teachers were graduates of Juliard and other top music schools where they studied with some of the most famous violin teachers of the 20th century including Ivan Galamian and Josef Gingold. I have also studied with Texas String Teacher of the Year winner Henry Rubin.

I teach violin from my house in north Houston and I can travel to your home as well (prices vary depending on location). I teach beginner through advanced. If you are interested you may call or text me.

BIO

Cameron began playing the violin at eight years old when his parents bought him a violin and started taking him to a local teacher. He immediately showed an unusual giftedness for the instrument, and progressed rapidly. By the age of nine he was accepted by audition to the Austin Youth Synphony, ranking at highschool level. At fifteen he won an adution to attend the prestigous Interlochen Center for the arts summer program in Michigan where he studied under some of the top violin instructors in the US. At eighteen he made Texas All State ranking #1 in regionals. During his highschool years he was pivileged to take lessons with the acclaimed violinist, Henry Rubin as his pimary teacher. He is now active as a freelance violinist and teacher in the greater Houston area preforming for dozens of events every year and continues working toward his gole of becoming a full-time concert violinist.


ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE

~Interlochen Philharmonic
~Texas All Sate String Orchestra
~Highland Lakes Orchestra
~Sub Violin for Symphony of Southeast Texas


NOTABLE TEACHERS

Henry Rubin

Laura S. Camacho

Steven K. Leonard

Ara Sarkissian

Timothy Shiu


AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Violin performance

Studio recording

Violin/Viola teaching

Photos and Videos

A Thousand Years (Violin/PIano Cover)
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13 Reviews on Cameron K.

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Glenn H. Sep 8, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient and through
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Valerie P. Jun 22, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Great teacher - very patient! First time touching a violin and I am 50 years old! I produced "sound" within 30 minutes with Cameron.
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Sook L. Dec 15, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Great teaching. Very easy to understand and great pations with me. Thank you teacher!!
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Isaac H. Oct 10, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Cameron is great teacher! He is easy to communicate with. He is also very organized with his lesson plans.
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wanda Sep 28, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
First class, showed how to hold the violin and how to hold the bow. Reviewed what classes would entail, examined violin and adjusted some strings to tune. Good lesson as I am a total new person to the violin.
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Yolanda B. Jun 5, 2015
Violin · In home
Verified Student
Very patient! He works with my 6 year old child! I am anxious to continue lessons! She learned so much with just 5 lessons! She knows how to read music! She is very comfortable with the violin now!
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Donna D. Mar 3, 2015
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Cameron has been very patient and encouraging to my son who is just beginning his violin study. I was very impressed.
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Language and A. Aug 21, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Cameron has been working with our company for about a year now, We are so happy to have in on board, he is always on time for the lessons and enjoys teaching; the students and parents are happy with the classes and the results, Cameron is patient, enthusiastic and motivates his students to learn and practice at home. I highly recommend Cameron to anyone!
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Stephen B. Aug 13, 2014
Viola · In studio
My son took Viola lessons from Mr. Keys for a year. He thoroughly enjoyed learning from him. His dedication to proper technique was excellent. He is very knowledgeable about the instrument and provided plenty of opportunity for my son to grow in his ability.

Thank you, Cameron.
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Leanne A. Aug 13, 2014
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
Cameron is a very enthusiastic teacher. He encourages and motivates his students so they enjoy the lessons and practicing at home. He makes my son want to continue playing.