With lessons at El Dorado Hills Music, you can develop your skills with an instrument you already know, or you can add something new to your repertoire. Please contact our expert instructors directly for rates and to schedule your lessons. Teachers keep and manage their own schedules.
Cameron CarbreyGuitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Theory Instruction
With over 25 years of teaching, composing, and world touring experience in many types of music, including marching bands, classical, jazz, blues, rock, hip-hop, metal genres, country, and orchestral scoring, Cameron can teach you a variety of musical skills both in the studio and on the stage.
He began teaching at this location in 1997. Students have gone on to obtain music degrees and establish careers in the music field as composers, performers, A&R, and technical engineering.
Cameron has played with and/or opened for a large variety of musical acts and/or members of Blue Oyster Cult, Buckcherry, War, Queensryche, Doobie Brothers, Charlie Musselwhite, Moonshine Bandits, Texas Hippie Coalition, Jefferson Starship, Warrant, Pat Travers, Dio, Dokken, Quiet Riot, Tesla, Guitar Shorty, Guitar Mac, Deacon Jones, Black Sabbath, The Doors, and many more, as well as having composed and placed music in several independent films, plays and professional web projects.
He strives to expand your musical education and innovation to inspire you intellectually and creatively. Cameron's focus is on composition and becoming fluent in the language of music on any instrument.
In 2018, Cameron and his wife became the new owners of El Dorado Hills Music, purchasing the store as the previous owner moved on to retirement. Lesson times are very limited; so please check back periodically if there is not a lesson time available when you reach out initially, as available times can come and go quickly.
Lessons: Monday - Friday
Best way to reach him is by email.
Wendy can help you with her over 25 years of teaching experience with students of all ages and levels.
She's learned from the best, including John Trenalone (Placerville), Dilworth Simmons (Sacramento), and Frank Wiens (U of the Pacific).
She's also studied music at the graduate level in Illinois and Iowa, and she's taught at the college level in the Southeast.
With Wendy as your piano teacher, you can focus narrowly or pursue musical independence across a variety of styles, approaches, and skills.
Lessons: Wednesday and Thursday
Carianne WronaVoice & Piano Instruction
Carianne brings with her thirty years of instruction in Northern California, Los Angeles, and New York City. An accomplished pianist with extensive choral experience, she began doing theatre professionally at 17 and graduated with both a BA in Music and a BA in Theatre from CSU, Chico. Her professional highlights include regional contracts in wine country, the Central Coast, and Utah. Prior to her move to Manhattan, Carianne enjoyed four years performing as Union Talent with the Walt Disney Company in Southern California.
Carianne is trained in various styles, though she believes excellence in singing any style begins with the basics of healthy technique and the development of a fluid and strong instrument. Whether you are preparing a concert, working on school auditions, recovering from a vocal injury, or want to use the best form of your voice at church or karaoke, Carianne can help.
Carianne accompanies all of her own lessons and emphasizes reading skills and the concurrent study of piano and voice. She also includes curriculum in music and art history and loves focusing on the science and math of music as well as the wonderful and varied ways our bodies can produce it. Audition skills and performance prep are a large part of beginning a career in music, and Carianne provides that, as well as repertoire consulting and book-building for those who are focusing on that path.
Curiosity is encouraged in all lessons; where there is a question, she will help you find the answer.
Lessons: By Appointment
Please call (916) 939-0440 for more information
Erik brings over 30 years of experience in marching bands and other styles to our store, including jazz, symphonic, chamber, and stage music.
He's an original member of Hip Service, an R&B funk band from Sacramento, and you may have heard him play locally with the Ron Cunha All-Star Big Band or the Placer Brass Quintet.
When you work with Eric, he'll share what he's learned with you and help you apply those skills in music, academics, sports, and more.
Celebrated flutist Dawn Walker is principal flute of the Monterey Symphony and a member of the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra. She has performed with the San Francisco Opera and Ballet orchestras for more than 20 years. Ms. Walker toured the United States for two years as principal flute with the SF Opera’s touring group, the Western Opera Orchestra. She has been a featured soloist with the New Century Chamber Orchestra, the Monterey Symphony and the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra. She was on the flute faculty of the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View and has taught classes at San Jose State University. Ms. Walker has been an adjudicator for the California Music Teachers Association and University of the Pacific.
Ms. Walker received her Master of Music degree with distinction in performance and academic honors from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She has studied with Julius Baker, Frances Blaisdell, Keith Underwood and Claude Monteux.