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Hello, my name is Mr. Cumbow. I began teaching at Fairmount in the fall of 2013. This is my 8th year! I also help with the Fairmount Website. I’ve been teaching guitar since I was 19 years old. In the fall of 1998 I taught after school music and worked in technology and taught video editing at The Walker SchoolI have taught music in public schools since 2008.

My experience and love for music...
I can remember listening the Crocodile Rock and dancing around my room at 8 years old. I  went to High Point Elementary, then to John S. Battle high school. I started learning guitar at age 16. My senior year I received first chair county, 2nd chair region, and all-state choir honors and was voted most talented. I have lived in Bristol, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Atlanta pursuing music education while gaining experience as a guitar instructor, working musician, and studio musician. While in Atlanta (Marietta), I got my bachelor’s degree in music education at
 Kennesaw State University, with Jazz guitar as my main instrument of study. 

Some of my favorite things...
Playing music, travelling, sports, chess, hiking, camping, history, boating, teaching and learning. 

My favorite quote...
We only fail when we fail to try. When we try, succeed or not succeed, we still gain valuable experience, which helps us learn and grow, so by trying we are actually succeeding!  

I am honored to be back in the city where I was born, and to have this wonderful opportunity to teach music at Fairmount Elementary. Go Red Hawks!  

Mr. Cumbow
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