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Nick Cameron

MandolinRecording/ProductionSongwriting/CompositionTheoryVoice

Nick Cameron is a prolific mandolinist and three-time vocal finalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Student Competition. He graduated in 2018 from the University of North Carolina at Asheville summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in music technology with distinction, and all of the credits for a Bachelor of Arts in music with a vocal concentration. Nick currently works as a full-time musician in the Washington metropolitan area, giving voice and mandolin lessons and performing in groups including Otto Sees Otto and the Oldgrass Stringband.

As a teacher, Nick believes the most important aspect of music-making is sustainability. By learning to use their instrument properly, students can avoid long-term health issues associated with poor technique, so that music-making is physically sustainable. Nick also thinks it’s important to keep the spark of joy from music-making alive, so it is emotionally and intellectually sustainable too. Given his extensive experience in a multitude of genres, Nick is comfortable teaching in a variety of styles, including musical theater, classical, jazz, rock, folk, country, and bluegrass. In addition to voice and mandolin, Nick also teaches octave mandolin, music theory, songwriting, and audio production.
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