Classically Trained. Never Boring. Always Pro.

“Do you know the difference between a violinist and a fiddle player? One plays the strings, and the other plays strangs.”
– Coleman (Coletrain) Smith

Pick the music method that’s best for you…

We have a variety of music lessons at CMA. We offer group classes at our Texas & Colorado studios, in-person private one-on-one lessons, or virtual sessions from anywhere you call home. Find the method that’s right for you.

Where in the world is Coleman Smith…

When Coleman isn’t teaching or consulting, you might find him touring with his band Rapidgrass, throwing an epic music festival in the mountains, conducting a classical orchestra, leading a Bluegrass workshop, or enjoying a late night fireside jam.

Private Music Lessons

We offer private one-on-one lessons with professionally certified instructors.

Tour Dates

From Europe’s largest bluegrass festival and workshop to some of the hottest bluegrass festivals that our nation has to offer, Coleman tours year round at a variety of venues and events across the globe.

Video & Virtual Lessons

For your convenience Coleman also offers a variety of virtual and video streaming lessons.

Festivals & Workshops

Together with his band Rapidgrass, Coleman helps put on multiple festivals a year bringing together incredible bluegrass musicians and local craft breweries.

e-Courses

To maximize your learning potential we offer a variety of specific workbooks to compliment each video lesson.

Consulting

Coleman has over 15 years experience putting together educational programs and music workshops at festivals and offers a variety of consulting services.

Enroll At CMA

We offer private one-on-one lessons with the areas finest instructors. Everyone in our faculty is an experienced educator that possess a degree in his or her field of study. We offer these professional one-on-one lessons at our studio in Decatur, Texas and coming soon in Buena Vista, Colorado. Our faculty offers a wide variety of instruments both acoustic and electric. We offer everything from beginning to advanced and specialize in a wide variety of music styles. We cater our lessons to suit the age and desired skill sets of each individual in order to maximize their learning potential.

“We believe music and art should be accessible no matter what your age, or where you live.”

CMA is so much more than just another music academy. We are a vital part of a larger movement and have made it our mission to take music and art to the masses. Just ask our youngest student who’s 3, or our oldest student who’s 70. Some of our students live down the street, and others live across the globe.

Join us for a Workshop…

Our workshops cater to a wide variety of skill sets. From beginners to advanced performing musicians looking to gain more knowledge on their applied instrument.

Rapidgrass Music & Rapidgrass Festivals

The celebration of mountains and whitewater rapids is the inspiration for everything Rapidgrass. The Internationally acclaimed mountain music is influenced by an active, outdoor lifestyle. Brought together through music and love for mountains, they define modern, acoustic, Colorado mountain music.