Private music lessons


I can help beginners or advanced players with pickstyle or fingerstyle guitar in rock, pop, blues, country, folk, and jazz, also improvisation, songwriting, repertoire, arranging, theory, and singing. I also teach lap steel guitar, bass, and piano. email for information

Keepie"Craig didn’t just teach me how to move my fingers on a fret board ; he taught me how to genuinely and passionately appreciate music. It was a blessing to learn from someone who can combine practical teaching techniques with such a thorough understanding of music’s historical and cultural context, and the way contemporary music styles have evolved. He has also shown me ways in which music is one of the most powerful forms of self- expression. The love and energy Craig puts into music and teaching is contagious." —Keppie Coutts

"Who would ever believe, that in my early 70s, I would be playing guitar and singing bluegrass and country songs ? Thanks to the opportunity provided by Bob Fuller and his Hillbilly Night (every Monday), I met you and I watched you play : flat-top, guitar picking. It started me wishing, ’if only I could learn to play a little like that.’ Late 2003, I asked if you could give me guitar lessons, and as they say ’the rest is history.’ I can’t thank you enough for what it has done for me. After only 14 lessons (and wanting more), you have changed my life. You have given me a lot of confidence and I have learned so much about music and playing the guitar and singing in front of people. Thanks to you (and Bob Fuller) I’M LIVING A DREAM. Best Regards Bob Comeau

"In the summer of 2003 I returned home from a summer music camp and my fingers were itching to learn more. I wanted not just to play guitar better but also to learn how to read music. I conducted a search on the internet and came across Craig’s website. Craig is not only an outstanding music teacher but his vast knowledge of the roots of rock and roll, the blues, country, you name it, will undoubtedly put other teachers to shame. If you want someone with a well-rounded background in all aspects of music, then Craig is the man for you." — Ted Halmos (2006)

is an ethnomusicologist, teacher, author, and musician
based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
7 Nights Music Communications, 2006