Cameron Armstrong Music Instruction
Guitar // Ukulele // Music Theory
As an educator, Cameron has taught guitar, ukulele and music theory at his private music studio as well as in other settings for many years. He has taught at Washington Middle School, The Evergreen School, Half Note Music School, Bellevue Wintergrass Festival, Community Arts Create Rhapsody program and is currently a graduate student in music education at the University of Washington.
In the world of music education it is important to recognize that everyone learns differently and there is no universally prescribed teaching method that works for all students. Everyone must find how he or she learns best. As a teacher, I acknowledge this and incorporate it into my method of instruction. Anyone can find success as a proficient instrumentalist if they are able to learn on their own terms and find what they are doing enjoyable.
Lessons will start with an assessment of what the student wants to learn and what their goals are. From there, we will determine the proper approach to meet those goals while keeping things fun and interesting. Once a particular skill level and interest are established I will develop an individualized lesson plan for the student to fit their wants and needs. The goal with beginning students is to get them up and running right away with chords and melodies, learning the fundamentals while being able to play their favorite songs. For all students I like to extensively focus on knowledge of the fretboard and the many possible approaches to mastering it, as well as looking at creative practice methods and daily routines. A musician’s method of practicing can greatly determine their rate of improvement. For more intermediate and advanced students the general focus will shift to topics such as ear training, rhythm, music theory, music notation (if desired) and, their application to the guitar.
For students interested in composition, we will focus more on analysis and the application of theory. We will look at songs or pieces that are of interest to the student and take them apart to figure out what makes them great.
A large part of music composition in the 21st century is the integration of electronic and computer music. For students looking for an introduction into pre-recorded and live electronic music with or without the use of guitar or other instruments, this is a strength of mine that I love to teach.
Whether you are a serious musician or just looking for a fun hobby, I can get you where you want to be in your musical life. I’m fun, friendly and music is my passion and profession and I love to share it.
For more information on Cameron's past and current projects visit the About page.
" Cameron is professional and obviously loves teaching people I look forward to my next lesson! "
- Lisa P.
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"He is extremely eclectic in his musical tastes and therefore versatile in being able to teach any style you might be interested in - indie stuff for my son and more blues/traditional American for myself. "
- Eric S.