Young musician aspires to bring his talents back to the classroom

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Rickards High School senior Cameron Brown is a talented flutist. However, his goal is not fortune and fame, it's bringing his talents back into the classroom.

Often times, music is called a universal language, bringing people together one note at a time. For Brown, those melodies run through his veins.

"Music will probably have to be my life,” Brown says.

Cameron is the flute section leader with the Rickards Marching Band.

"It started in the 6th grade, where I only had 3 electives to choose from. P.E., which wasn't happening, Chorus, could have tried it but caught my attention,” says Brown.

Those who hear Cameron play say his talent is undeniable.

"He's a phenomenal musician. I've watched him grow over the past two years. He's went to solos and ensembles,” says Rickards High School Band Director, Jeffery George.

Outside of band, Cameron recently joined the Tallahassee Youth Orchestra. However, he not only shines on stage, but online as well.

Four years ago he started a YouTube page. Now it boasts nearly 60 videos, featuring Cameron covering songs by popular artists.

Cameron’s cover of Drake’s "Hotline Bling" has more than 14,000 views.

"You know the way the artist does it. That's showing you what they could do. The challenge in it, you're showing your subscribers what you can do,” says Brown.

But with all of his success, Cameron's long term goal isn't fame or fortune, it's taking his talents back to the classroom.

"I see myself being a music teacher because I would like to see somebody else who is striving to be like me. I can look back at them and say 'hey I helped start that person,'" says Brown.

It's a goal that thrills his band director.

"It really makes me happy as a band director because I remember the relationship I had with my band director, and how I make him proud, and I know he'll do the same for me,” says George.

Cameron believes music is magic. All you have to do is listen to understand why.

"Music actually means a lot to me. It's gotten me to several places. More places than I thought I would be. Without it, I don't know where I’d be,” Brown says.

This fall Cameron plans to attend FAMU and join the world-renowned Marching 100 Band.

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