A seasoned, in-demand educator, Leach has given clinics at prestigious European conservatories and taught at both universities and summer festivals across the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, bringing a breadth of public school and nonprofit experience to his teaching. He recently held a professorship at Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, and now teaches exclusively as a touring guest artist.
Leach is available for residencies and online lessons/consulting.
Leach offers residencies ranging from 1-7 days, which typically include a mixture of education and performance-based components. Shorter residencies will typically include a solo recital and master class, while longer ones often include chamber music coaching, private lessons, and concerto performances with an institution’s wind ensemble, orchestra, or percussion ensemble. Residencies can also be developed around a specific theme, such as electroacoustic music or the collaborative process of commissioning and performing new music.
Leach usually performs one of his solo programs during residencies. While full programs are usually presented, sometimes shorter residencies necessitate the creation of a condensed performance-clinic. Other performance options include concertos, chamber music, and collaborative work with students in composition departments.
Leach meets with students seeking individualized career advice related to topics such as self-promotion, resumes/CVs, personal branding, website construction, and social media.
Leach presents on a range of topics including musicianship and phrasing, movement and gesture in performance, contemporary music appreciation for young students, the discovery and implementation of one’s creative vision, actionable strategies for self-promotion and impactful career-building, and the materials needed to be successful in the digital age.
Students perform solo or ensemble repertoire and receive feedback in front of their peers. This is a wonderful way to provide a low-pressure performance opportunity and turn individual teaching into a relevant group lesson.
Includes working with percussion ensembles, chamber music coaching, drumline instruction, or other group-based teaching.
Students receive one-on-one instruction related to technique, musicality, repertoire, and more.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO
master class + recital + private lessons
“Cameron’s visit to Fresno State proved that he is a gifted musician and artist. His solo recital was very well received, showcasing his virtuosity and versatility as a performer, while his comments to our students in lessons and a master class were both creative and insightful.”
—Dr. Matthew Darling
Professor of Percussion
California State University, Fresno
ONLINE LESSONS & CONSULTING
Geared towards undergraduate college students and older, Leach is now offering online lessons and consulting.
Online lessons are aimed towards those players who either have a finished or near-finished product (not someone in the early stages of learning a piece), or a clearly articulated musical/technical goal for a set of etudes or exercises.
Early-career music business consulting will likely begin at a more basic level, and will cover general principles as well as specific topics of interest, including bookings & touring, resumes/CVs, project development, career strategy, social media, personal branding, self-promotion, and more.
Leach’s teaching schedule will be based on his touring/performance schedule, and will require flexibility. There will be very limited openings.
Anyone interested should reach out directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“As a young entrepreneur and artist, Cameron is immersed in the art of self-promotion and branding. His unique and realistic insight and in-process promotion strategies gave my students perspective beyond the four walls of the university, demonstrating how pieces of an electronic press kit (EPK), as well as branding and promotion strategies can (and should) begin now in order to set them up for success ’in the real world.’”
Artist Relations Coordinator, Yamaha Corporation of America