Charles Cain

Charles C.

Batavia, IL
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Looking to demystify music theory? I can help with the foundational basics to some more advanced concepts of music theory, whether you're a brand new musician or an experienced musician looking for more.

About Charles C.

Hi! I’m so glad you stumbled upon my TakeLessons profile because it means that you’re a step closer to becoming a ‘real’ musician. But before you call up images of cold concert halls and stuffy, tuxedoed audiences or international superstars selling out arenas, let me briefly explain what it means to be a ‘real’ musician. A real musician can be anybody! YOU can be a real musician; you just might not know it, yet. A real musician is ANYONE who plays or performs on an instrument with a mindset of exploration, discovery, and passion. Sure, technique and physical mastery of the craft can help but the only thing that can make you a real musician is the desire to always be exploring and learning; not to mention having a lot of fun!

I’m a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and performer of over 20 years and the one thing I’ve learned throughout my life and career is that the only thing that really matters is passion and a desire to learn and create. I can help you identify your goals, make new ones, and most importantly CONNECT with your instrument in a meaningful way. If you’re just starting and feeling a bit timid, that’s okay too! As an instructor, I strongly prefer to let the needs of the student guide the course and direction of our lessons.

Send me a message today and let’s look beyond the notes to find the true, unparalleled joy of playing and creating music.


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Jan 2010
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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