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You're going to love our professional instruction, real-world approach, and results-driven curriculum. Oh, and the epic views, gold-metal waters, and world-class adventures. Music and the moutains are calling your name.

About Camp Coletrain

Welcome to Camp Coletrain, a music workshop produced by Coletrain Music Academy in Buena Vista, Colorado! Located just two and a half hours southwest of Denver, Buena Vista can be found in Colorado’s south-central region. Situated between the towering Collegiate Peaks and the flowing Arkansas River, Buena Vista is best known for its whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking, and camping.

Our workshops offer instruction for first-time beginners to the advanced performing musician looking to gain more knowledge on their applied instruments. Our teachers are both renowned educators and avid performers. Our results-driven curriculum and real-world approach were created using proven methods that have helped countless students reach their musical goals.

Coletrain Music Academy

Coletrain Music Academy is an award-winning music studio located in Buena Vista, Colorado. CMA was founded by Master Violinist and world-renowned fiddle player Coleman Smith. Coletrain Music Academy is known for teaching concepts that are proven to get you started and keep you learning music for years to come. Our curriculum in our private lessons is carried over to our Music Workshops, E-Lessons, and Masterclasses.

Professional Instruction

Real-World Approach

Results-Driven Curriculum

Coleman “Coletrain” Smith

Coleman’s love of the violin began at the age of 3 at which time he began studying the Suzuki Method. Coleman has a degree in music performance and a minor in music pedagogy and has over 15 years of experience both teaching and establishing music education programs. In 2018 Coleman moved his music school Coletrain Music Academy from Decatur, Texas to Buena Vista, Colorado where he currently serves students from Chaffee County as well as neighboring towns including Crested Butte, Breckenridge, and Aspen, as well as students from the front range. Coleman is also a founding member and fiddle player in the Internationally acclaimed and award-winning band Rapidgrass, established in 2009. Currently, when Coleman is not teaching he travels the world performing and teaching including an annual tour throughout Europe and India.