Hi, My name is Camilo Parra and what I love about teaching is sharing the journey of learning music with my students. I began to play the violin as a tiny person and while I regularly attended lessons, practiced, and was encouraged by my teachers and family, I didn´t truly find music until later – when I met my flute. I want to give my students the encouragement, technical skills and confidence in music to persevere and find in music what they love, just like I did. This led me to study classical music at the University. I believe that music can be about expression and creativity; and there are lots of ways to learn.
I have toured around the world with a Latin Grammy band I established in Colombia, playing at big festivals and meeting other musicians and learning new styles along the way. I have taught extensively in both Colombia and Australia - flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, guitar and keyboard. As well as grounding my students in musical theory and technique, I teach a variety of styles including classical, latin, jazz, funk and pop. Music is fun and I want to bring that fun to my students.
What they say about Camilo
Awesome teacher. Camilo has been teaching my 8yo this year while in iso, and I'm so impressed how much she has learned. Camilo is encouraging and very clear and engaging. highly recommended!
- Maja O'Dell
Camilo’s enthusiasm for music really comes through in his teaching method. He not only encourages technique, he also actively promotes creativity and passion for music. Since learning from him, I have had the courage to believe I can write a couple of songs - and I have been learning music for years and have never felt confident enough. I would highly recommend him as a teacher for both adults as well as kids.
Great teacher! all his classes are funny and engaging.
Camilo is really really good at explaining clarinet concepts in an easy-to-follow method. Thanks to his patience and method, I have been able to improve my skills very quickly, maintaining my motivation high, even with complex exercises.
Awesome teacher. Flexible times and always helpful. Good for beginners and also advanced players.
My son started recently with Cami, and it is going well. Cami is capable and able to both manage and to motivate my son.