- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
From rocking out on the drum set, to working up a marching snare solo, to developing excellent 4-mallet technique, the world of percussion is an exciting place to be!
A little bit about me:
B.A. in Music Technology
MPS in Music Performance (Emphasis in Percussion)
- Teaches students:
- and Ages 5 to 65
- Teaching since:
I am a professionally trained percussionist, guitarist, and sound-engineer. I graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music Technology, and a Masters of Professional Studies in Music Performance.
I am great with young or beginning students. I tailor each lesson to fit the students interests, as well as give them a strong general music foundation to carry them through their musical endeavors! I have worked with many students in a variety of styles, including rock, finger-picking, jazz, song-writing and country.
I have been giving lessons to students of all ages in percussion, guitar, electric bass, and beginner piano for about 4 years. I taught one of the guitar studios at FHSU, as well as some percussion students as part of my graduate assistantship. I am passionate about helping students of all ages reach their musical goals and have fun while doing it!
I love to perform with other musicians! I have participated in many musical ensembles while at FHSU, including both jazz ensembles, both concert bands, marching band, pep band, both choirs, and the percussion ensemble. I have also been a wedding DJ for the past four years, and a radio station manager for the last two years. I sit in with a small jazz quartet when I am available and I frequently play with a country band around northeastern Kansas.
I truly love teaching one-on-one lessons. I especially love working with beginners so I can start them off on the right path!
The lessons began by discovering what level I was at currently at and working from that point forward. Dexterity exercises along with creativity training really moved me forward. I am so blessed to have worked with him! He really knows his stuff!
I took bass lessons from Cameron through a college class. In just one semester (one lesson a week) I learned a years worth of music theory. Cameron explained it in a way that made sense. I learned a lot in the time taking lessons. Also became more confident in my playing because I learned about scales and many other aspects that help with playing around on the frets. Cameron is a great teacher and I would recommend to anyone!+ Read More
Cameron is an amazing instructor. I started off taking drum classes from him as a part of his graduate work, and enjoyed the classes so much I decided to take them privately. Mr. Shoemaker has a good way of figuring out where people are at with their skill level and giving them goals and tips to help them improve. I consider it an honor to have taken classes from him.+ Read More
Cameron was my first drum teacher and he helped give me a solid foundation in drumming. Going into my first lesson with Cameron, I had been playing the drumset as a hobby for several years but I never had a formal lesson. Cameron taught me how to read music better, and he helped me fix mistakes I was making in my technique. Other than the technical lessons like how to read, count, and play, Cameron taught me how to enjoy practicing and how to relax when I was playing. This made making music more fun and has kept me playing since.+ Read More
I received lessons from Cameron for a semester in college and I am definitely a better musician because of it. I had taken guitar lessons before and it was more fun than my lessons with Cameron but I didn't get as much out of the experience. With Cameron's extensive knowledge about music theory he was able to teach me all the information I will need as well as many practice techniques to become a better guitar player.+ Read More
Helped me learn a multitude of different things and mde them easy to understand.
My son learned a lot in a short period of time and enjoyed every minute of his lessons. Could not go wrong with Cameron as he has a true gift of music and teaching! His love of music spreads to the kids!