Craig A. has been performing as a musician, vocalist, and actor for the past 40 years. His vocal training came from Dan Truhitte who played Rolfe in the Original Sound of Music Motion Picture. Craig Also studied theater and vocal technique at Sacramento State University California. Craig performed professionally throughout the western states including the Hiltons, Sheratons, Holiday Inns and Harrah’s Hotels. Craig has also worked as a sound designer and sound technician at many live theaters throughout California and Utah.
“My goal in teaching is to help students reach their fullest potential as singers and to build their confidence in the process. I feel it's important to get out of the lessons what you want, so I don't have a set curriculum. I tailor each lesson to the student. Lessons focus on each student as an individual and can include anything from vocal technique and song choice, to audition coaching and recording sessions for ear training.”
Taught private voice lessons in Northern California, Southern and Northern Utah for the past thirty years.
Deigned and ran sound for all productions for the theater. Duties included music editing, assigning channels and programming mixing boards, recording, key changing, and training other technicians to run shows. Also performed in various shows at the theater. Also worked off site as private vocal instructor for those performing at the theater.
Taught private and group classes in singing and performance technique.
Taught private and group classes in singing and performance technique
Worked at professional theater and trained in all aspects of performing and behind the scenes workings of a musical theater. The theater training concentrated mainly on acting and singing techniques, but also included sound, lighting, set design and construction, props, and costumes. Performances included "Oliver" with Lenard Nimoy, "Shenandoah" with Gordon MacRae, and "Bye Bye Birdie" with Tab Hunter.
The Music Teachers’ Association of California® (MTAC) sponsors the music study program Certificate of Merit® (CM). The program provides a standard of curriculum that requires students to strive for focused musical excellence in performance, technique, ear training, sight reading/singing, and music theory.