Spencer Crawford

Spencer C.

Aurora, CO
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Comprehensive banjo instruction. 3 finger Scruggs style, claw hammer, melodic and single string technique etc. fun and individualized lessons tailored to each student's skill level and interests

About Spencer C.

I am originally from Northeast Kansas, where I started playing guitar and studying music at the age of 9.

While studying guitar, I had several influential teachers, including internationally renowned finger-style guitarist, Andy McKee, and University of Montana Professor of Music and Classical Guitar, Dr. Luis Millan.

Later, in my teens, I also began playing the Banjo, Mandolin, accordion, and other various instruments.

While attending college at Washburn University in Topeka, KS, I began teaching private music lessons to students of all ages, and experience levels in Northeast Kansas. During this time, I also recorded and regularly performed with my bluegrass/country/cajun band.

I have experience playing and teaching numerous genres including rock, pop, country, blues, jazz, bluegrass, cajun/zydeco, reggae, classical, folk, etc.

I relocated to the Denver, CO area in the spring of 2011 after completion of my degree from Washburn University. I continue to teach private music lessons in the Denver metro area.

*** Lesson Details ***
I create fun / structured lessons plans, according to each students' musical interests and experience level. I believe students should be challenged, but also enjoy what they are practicing. I will make sure that beginning students are able to demonstrate and understand various basic to intermediate concepts of music. My goal is that my students will become well-rounded knowledgeable musicians, and will be able to comfortably play and perform with other experienced musicians. I am an easy-going teacher that will make sure students are learning a wealth of information about music, while having a good time doing it.

*** Studio Equipment ***
doesn't really have a studio but could teach out of his home if student really wanted to go.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide Music Stand, amplifier, chords etc.

*** Specialties ***
I can teach a variety of styles of music, including but not limited to, jazz, pop, rock, bluegrass, country, cajun/zydeco etc. I teach music theory/ site reading, flat pick guitar/finger-style guitar, Scruggs style banjo playing, improvisation, etc.

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Robert
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Great lesson. Spencer not only has the knowledge, but also the patience of a great instructor.

Posted Jul 13, 2020
Dave B.
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Patient instructor. Good explanation of concepts.

Posted Jul 10, 2020
Steven
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After more than 30 years since I last picked up the banjo Spencer did a great job of getting me reacquainted with it in a easy going, yet effective way. Excited to continue down the path with him as my tour guide !

Posted Oct 6, 2017
Mel

Spencer is an outstanding teacher. Very patient and very knowledgeable of both music and the banjo. I'm having a great time and learning faster than I expected.

Posted Nov 18, 2016
DeAnn R.
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Great! I learned so much in a very short time and now I am off to a great new start!

Posted Feb 11, 2016
Mary Kladstrup
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Patient. Kind. Creative. What more do you want?

Posted Nov 13, 2015
Katelyn H.
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Spencer is awesome! He's super talented and kind. I'd pay for the lesson just to listen to him play. Highly recommended.

Posted Aug 1, 2014
BlakeB

Great teacher. Challenges me while making the lessons fun.

Posted Mar 4, 2012

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Experience

Music Teacher
Feb 2007 - Present

Swallow Hill Music, Flesher-Hinton Music

I have been a full time music teacher and performer since I was 19 years old starting out in North East Kansas and now in the Denver Metro Area.

Awards

Best Colorado Band
Mar 2018

Colorado Travel

Best Bluegrass Band
May 2016

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