- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Craig, baritone, is an emerging vocal pedagogue. While still young in his field, he believes that the foundation for singing is the same no matter the genre. By observing what each students needs, Craig helps his students achieve their goals, while pushing them to discover new ones as well.
Craig is a Master's Student for Vocal Pedagogy at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he is the assistant to the program's director. In 2016, he received his BM from Capital University in Vocal Performance, focusing on Opera and Musical Theatre. He firmly believes in challenging oneself to progress with singing.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
Craig has been teaching private lessons for three years and is currently available to teach lessons in studio, and online. His approach to singing is functionally based, with an emphasis on current vocal pedagogy. Craig has helped students feel comfortable as a performers, how to properly and efficiently produce sound, gain confidence as a singers, and learn the audition process of the singing business.
Craig received his BM at Capital University in 2016 where he specialized in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in Music Theatre/Opera. He is currently a Master's Candidate for Vocal Pedagogy at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. As an Associate Member of NATS (National Association of Teacher's of Singing) he is a beginning pedagogue in his field. Craig looks forward to helping new students achieve their individual goals. Mr. J's teaching style is highly energetic, challenging, and rewarding.
Assistant to Kevin Wilson, director of Vocal Pedagogy.
Outreach program through Boston Conservatory.
Voice Teacher to Juniors and Seniors at The Boston Arts Academy.
Two-week long program with ages ranging from 14-18. Taught sight-singing classes, diction classes, and private voice lessons daily.
Professional Theatre Company Productions:
The Beast in Beauty and the Beast
The Subway Ghost in Ghost: The Musical.
Sir Dinidan/Ensemble in Camelot.
Von Hussler/Ensemble in Marry Poppins.
Giving tours, working audition days, answering phone calls, filling out paper work, scheduling visits, etc. - Just a small sampling of things that are required of a Visit Leader at Capital. Taught me a bit about running my own studio.
Armide, by Lully. I was a chorus member.
Les Miserables - December 2013 - Javert
Jesus Christ Superstar - December 2014 - Caiaphas
The mission of Boston Singers' Resource is to support and strengthen the New England singing community by providing services and a centralized resource for singers, vocal organizations, and others who are interested in singing.
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men &amp;quot;who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America.&amp;quot;+ Read More
Craig is a wonderful instructor. Very kind and fun. He customizes his lessons to meet my needs and is really starting to help me find my voice! He has strong grasp of the fundamentals of vocal pedagogy and makes them so easy to understand and learn from - my voice has begun to improve already! Thanks, Craig!+ Read More
Craig is a wonderful instructor. He pays close attention and gives helpful tips and exercises for everything, from breathing, to posture, diction, and intent of the piece. I'm looking forward to the next lesson!
Craig is a very good teacher who can make singing much easier than once thought. He creates a very comfortable environment in his studio and is good at giving constructive criticism.
I really have enjoyed my lessons with Craig so far! I always look forward to coming each week because he's so positive and has a smile on his face. He always finds different ways to explain things until it clicks. He will always sing along when I'm learning a new exercise so I don't feel silly. Each lesson is different which makes it engaging. We work on so many pieces which is not only an exciting thing but helpful to build my repertoire. I completely recommend taking lessons from Craig!+ Read More
Craig is an absolutely incredible voice instructor. He is not only an incredibly talented singer himself, but he knows how to explain the intricacies of vocalization in a wonderfully effective manner. Even though I have only been studying with him for a short time, I feel like I have improved since I started taking lessons with him. That and his ability to foster a warm, encouraging, and comfortable space for learning makes him a truly excellent mentor.+ Read More
Craig is an extremely capable and compassionate instructor who works with you from where you are as a student, while pushing you to be better. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him, and have noticed significant progress in my singing since I've started working with him.+ Read More
Excellent teacher! Very patient and knowledgeable. I have experienced massive improvements in my singing while working with Craig. He makes the lesson personable by trying different approaches, and has helped me with improving breath support techniques, and articulation.
Overall, I would definitely recommend Craig.
Craig is awesome! He's very nice and attentive, he really listens, and he's challenging me, which I like. After only two lessons I already feel like I'm improving!
From what I seen he's a great teacher and he gave me some good advice that would help me when I'm trying to hit a note and it worked
I had an upcoming college audition and Craig worked with me to become prepared for it. He was very flexible on times, knowledgeable in his subject area, and just all around great to work with. I would recommend highly recommend him not only for musical theater but also for more classical types of singing.+ Read More
Craig has been an amazing teacher! He has really taught me how to open up my range and has showed me many new techniques which I had never been exposed to and found helpful when working on challenging pieces. Craig was always ready to challenge me but made the environment comfortable enough where I felt like I could still ask for as much assistance as needed. Overall, working with Craig has been extremely valuable and I couldn't have asked for a more welcoming, flexible, and talented teacher.+ Read More
Really helpful, nice, and knowledgeable!
He's a really kind guy who helps build confidence and your voice at the same time
Craig understands the expectations of college auditions and knows how to help. He makes his students feel at ease and can articulate his critiques in a positive way. I strongly recommend Craig!
Craig and I had a semester of voice lessons, and it was very good. I would recommend him for any beginner/intermediate singer!
I have known Craig for a long time and can easily say he is one of the most talented vocalist I have ever worked with. I attended Capital University while he was there and he helped me prepare for my voice jury. I first came to him for help because my musical theater voice was very underdeveloped and shy. Craig seemed to know exactly where to take my voice and took it there. He taught me to sing more from me, rather than from a contracted mock up of what I thought singing was supposed to be. Eventually, my voice started to mellow out, level off in volume and sharpen up.+ Read More
Craig's teaching philosophy has made me a better and more knowledgable singer. His lessons combine technique and pedagogy to help me naturally discover my voice. Craig's intuitive personality finds the best balance between challenge and support to encourage growth in a safe and healthy manner. I appreciate how he has instilled a sense of comfort and safety when he is working with me. Craig is an incredible voice teacher and I highly encourage you to consider him.+ Read More