Cary White

Cary W.

Boise, ID
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Cary delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:
July 1984

I have an B.A. in Music Education, with classical guitar and voice as my primary mastered instruments. I also have a M.A. In Educational Technology since I have always loved the instructional process including designing instruction to meet unique needs of each individual. I have over 30 of teaching and performing experience, including teaching music in the public schools for over 4 years.

I compose, record and perform all types of guitar/vocal music from classical to jazz, folk to progressive rock...I love it all, and have a passion to help others awake to the vast worlds of music expression.


Private Guitar and Voice Lessons
Jan 1989 - Present
Cary William White

I teach lessons privately from my home studio or travel to student' home. For guitar lessons I use a course I developed called The Complete Guitar, which comes with audio and web support applications. For vocal lessons, I use a variety of materials, depending on students preferred goals and styles

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Music Specialist
Jun 1990 - May 1995
Meridian School District

Teach 1/2 classes to k-6 students music skills, theory, voice, keyboard and percussion.


M.A. Educational Technology
Sep 1994 - Jan 1996
Boise State University
B.M. Music Educations
Jan 1986 - Dec 1990
Boise State University


Dec 2017

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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National Association for Music Edcuation
Jan 1990

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

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Photos & Videos

Introduction to The Complete Guitar book, CD and web application, covers everything from the basics to intermediate guitar skills .
Private classical guitar performance.

Bogus Basin's summer concert series, "Music on the Mountain" 2015 with Michael Brown.

Boise Co-op 1st Friday in store concert series, 2016.

Bogus Basin's summer concert series, "Music on the Mountain" 2015 with Michael Brown.

Original "New Day One" performed live with 4 track recording.  Featured in Electric Honey, new CD out Jan. 2018!

3 Reviews

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Abby Jan 29, 2018
Guitar · In home

Cary is an incredible instructor 😊 We've been impressed with how quickly both of our boys have been able to learn and play the guitar without ever having any other previous lessons. Cary is very encouraging and patient. Both of my boys have completely different learning styles and abilities. I appreciated how Cary knew exactly how to meet each of their needs individually and help build confidence in their ability to perform and to recognize their individual strengths versus comparing their learning level. Cary has a passion for music and teaching and it clearly shows in his instruction. I've had no reservation of highly recommending him to friends and family who have also been pleased with their experience and results.

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RON Jan 24, 2018
Guitar · In studio

I enthusiastically recommend Cary White as a teacher of music. My involvement as a student and that of our grandson were very positive. Cary has the skills and creativity of a born teacher.

Mason Jan 23, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Cary is a fantastic instructor. He's friendly, legitimately enjoys teaching, and can teach all forms of music, from classical to pop and rock. Anyone looking for an instructor in the Boise/ Meridian area, here's your guy!

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