Craig Fields

Craig F.

Greensboro, NC

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About

Craig delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
June 1992

I graduated from UNC-G with Bachelor of Music in Music Education. i studied piano and voice in college and I have taken necessary time to learn the organ and guitar as well.
Teaching since 1984.
Instruments that I teach: piano, voice (singing), guitar, and organ.
The first step is to meet at my home studio and discuss your interest in an instrument.
Sometimes during the meeting, students change their minds. For example, a student wants to play piano initially but switches to voice. You know what? That's OK. Just get started-don't put it off. If you really want to learn anything-you will find a way. It's that simple! I am from Greensboro and firmly established here. I 'm married with two teenagers. I am not going to quit on you! Just get going!


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I am laid back and patient. People (young and older) take lessons because they want to feel good. I will certainly encourage and guide you along the path. I use the Alfred Prep Course for piano students because it is easy and fun. I utilize other methods in my curriculum, too. You will learn to read music and be able to play piano pieces with both hands, if you consistently practice a little each day.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in my music studio:
Young Chang/Pramberger 5' grand piano

Three rank pipe organ with full AGO pedalboard by W.Zimmer and Sons, Inc.

Classical guitar

Large library of sheet music, resources, plus stands
vintage recordings.

Peavey PA sound system with quality microphones.

*** Specialties ***
Organ :David Glover method,; Harold Gleason method-no longer in print; Wayne Leopold Editions Organ Books.
Singing/Theatrical Broadway Singing: Sight Singing book (white book);We sing from Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera
Guitar: Hal Leonard Guitar Books 1& 2.

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Education

Bachelor of Music: piano, voice, choral
Aug 1979 - Dec 1984
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Languages

Italian
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

K-12
Apr 2014
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

I am re-certified to teach public and private school in NC.
I teach K-5 general music at Hunter Elementary.

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Jan 1999

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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Five year old, second year piano student.
My Organ Camp: "Pipes, Pedals and Pizza" is held every year
during the summer months
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2 Reviews

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shelley T. Apr 15, 2014
Singing ·

My son's improvement got him into WINGATE UNIVERSITY

Craig was fabulous! I set up several lessons for my son in the fall and then again late winter, early spring. Craig's flexibility worked great with our schedule and his expertise and his knowledge really helped my son excel. Craig's focus & concentration on my son's needs during each lesson were exceedingly beneficial. Craig showed full commitment throughout the whole experience. I would highly recommend him as a mentor, advisor and teacher.

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Joe O. Feb 22, 2013
Singing ·

Great instructor

Craig is great. He tailors his training to fit your personal needs and goals. He will build upon what you may know already. We is very efficient, encouraging and flexible. I learned so much in such a short time - from basics to fine-tuned personal coaching. Family members noticed dramatic improvement after just two weeks. Would recommend Craig to anyone - old or young.

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