Craig began studying classical piano late in life in 1988 at the age of 23. He studied privately with 3 different teachers, most noteworthy Lillian Wilson Wu who graduated from the Royal Academy in London, England.
In 1991 Craig stopped studying piano to go back to his first instrument, drums. After a 14-year hiatus Craig began studying again in January of 2005, due to the demise of a band he was playing drums in. He is now learning the music of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Schubert and Schumann. Other composers he hopes to work on in the future include Brahms, Debussy, Field, Haydn, Mozart, Scarlatti, Rachmaninov and Scriabin.
Craig’s main source of education is through the reading of many different books by such authors as Seymour Bernstein, Seymour Fink, Boris Berman, Madeline Bruser, Barry Green and other books by Alfred Brendel, Claudio Arrau, Gyorgy Sandor, Walter Gieseking, Josef Lhevinne and the letters of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Robert and Clara Schumann.
Craig has an extensive collection of classical music compact discs, DVD’s and sheet music which range from Bach to Bartok. He just purchased his first grand piano off of Craigslist.org for believe it on not only $700. All submitted recordings were made on this piano.
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