Our Story

Coleman (Coletrain) Smith

Coleman’s love affair with music began very early on. His mother Karen, a professional ballerina says Coleman has been responding to music since before he was born. Fostering his love of music, his parents bought him his first violin at the tender age of 3 at which time he began studying the Suzuki Violin Method. During his formidable years in the Suzuki Program, Coleman became one of the youngest people ever accepted to the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, eventually having solo performances with the Dallas Fort Worth Pops Orchestra.
In his youth Coleman traveled across the nation studying various styles of fiddle music as well as competing in some of the most prestigious fiddle contests, eventually becoming one of the nations top competitors and winning the World Series of Twin Fiddling with his brother Ethan Smith. After studying with a variety of iconic teachers and mentors such as The Texas Playboys including Eldon Shamblin, Bobby Cofer, Leon Rouch, and such fiddle legends Johnny Gimble, Bob Boatwright, Frankie McWhorther, Dale Morris and Randy Elmore, and including country legends Asleep at the Wheel, Curtis Potter, and Tony Booth, he decided to make his passion his life’s work.

Coleman was awarded a full Presidential scholarship to the music department at Marywood University where he studied music performance and minored in music pedagogy graduating Cum Laude. While at University Coleman conducted four years with the Marywood University String Project studying under Master Teachers, Mary Catherine Gallagher and Amy Christian.  Read More >

About Coletrain Music Academy

Coleman’s passion for music and love for education is what led him to launch his first music academy in Decatur, Texas almost a decade ago. To date, Coleman has personally taught thousands of students all over the world and will continue to do so through his new location opening soon in Buena Vista, Colorado. CMA offers professional one-on-one lessons as well as virtual lessons for both beginning and advanced students on a wide variety of instruments both acoustic and electric. We cater our lessons to suit the age and desired skill sets of each individual in order to maximize their learning potential and set them up for success.

{Through Our Academy We Offer}

  • Private One-On-One Lessons

We offer private one-on-one lessons with the areas finest instructors, on a wide variety of instruments both acoustic and electric. 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. Learn More

  • Virtual Skype Lessons

For your convenience, Coleman also offers virtual lessons on a variety of instruments. These lessons take place via Skype after the student schedules a single lesson or a block of lessons on our website. Coleman currently teaches Skype lessons across the U.S as well as internationally. The convenience of virtual lessons has given students across the globe access to Coleman’s personalized teaching styles and his lifelong passion for performance and music. Learn More

  • Video Streaming + Ecourse Downloads

To maximize as well as customize your learning potential we offer a variety of video lessons and workbooks that make learning both interactive and fun. For the self-educating musician, he or she will have access to professional instruction in an affordable and obtainable platform from the convenience of their own home or on the go.  Learn More

Current Instruments We Offer Lessons On

Violin

Offered virtually, as well as in person at our locations in Decatur and Buena Vista.

Guitar

Offered virtually, as well as in person at our locations in Decatur and Buena Vista.

Viola

Offered virtually, as well as in person at our locations in Decatur and Buena Vista.

Mandolin

Offered virtually, as well as in person at our Buena Vista studio.

Cello / Bass

Offered virtually, as well as in person at our locations in Decatur and Buena Vista.

Banjo

Offered virtually, as well as in person at our Buena Vista studio.