Meet Our Instructors

Coleman Smith
Music Director

Violin, Mandolin, Guitar & Bass

Coleman started playing the violin at 3 years old. In his youth Coleman traveled across the country studying various styles of fiddle music and competing in some of the nation’s most prestigious fiddle contests. Coleman was awarded a Presidential scholarship to the music department at Marywood University where he studied music performance and minored in music pedagogy. Coleman has a unique style that fuses Gypsy Swing, Jazz, Celtic, Bluegrass and Texas Fiddle, all from a classical perspective. 

Colorado Music Instructors

All of our instructors are experienced teachers and elite performers on their respected instruments.

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Zac Baird

Beginning Piano Instructor

Seasoned keyboardist and pianist Zac Baird began playing the piano when he was only seven years old. He credits his childhood piano teacher with fostering his creativity early on, teaching Zac his favorite Beatles songs in-between scale exercises. He went on to graduate from a prestigious arts high school in Dallas, Texas where he gained access to electronic music equipment allowing him to grow his interests and skill set. By the time he reached his early 20s, Zac moved to LA to try his hand in the music business. He credits his knowledge of computers and early adoption of programs like Reason and Pro Tools during live shows as the factors that gave him his competitive edge.

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Adeline “Addie” Brown

Beginner Violin Instructor

When Addie turned three years old, she begged her parents to give her a violin for her birthday. She has been playing ever since! As a young musician, Addie was a member of the Memphis Youth String Orchestra and was selected as First Chair of the All-West Tennessee Orchestra. Classically trained in the Suzuki Method, Addie has played at events ranging from weddings to church services. Since moving to Colorado, she has been exploring various styles of fiddle music and learning to apply her classical background to the bluegrass genre. A former middle school math and science teacher, Addie is excited to bring her teaching skills to Coletrain Music Academy as a violin instructor.