Craig Woodward
15521 Basalt Street NW, Ramsey MN, 55303
Instruments: Audio Recording, Composition, Conducting, Ear Training, Electronic, Film Scoring, Piano, Recording, Suzuki Method, Theory
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Kids, Electronic, Other
Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience: 18 years
Rate: $50 / hr
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Personal Statement
I love music, and am dedicated to teaching the enjoyment of it to students of all ages! I see music as a holistic and energizing force, and believe that balance of the mind and body can be achieved through the study of music. I have fun teaching, and learning sessions are exciting, personable and dynamic! Students can expect to gain the physical techniques and creative approaches to music that will guide them toward success. My pianistic lineage traces to Beethoven (through Katherine Faricy and Lili Kraus), and I uphold the finest standards in musical training.
Education / Training
Ph.D., Music Theory & Composition, 2012, Rutgers University.

Masters of Music, Piano Performance, 2003, Manhattan School of Music.

Bachelor of Arts, Double Major: Music and English (Magna Cum Laude), 2001, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.

PERFORMANCE SPECIALTIES: Classical and Jazz Piano, 29 years. Improvisation, 20 years. Mixed Percussion, 7 years. Composition, 18 years. Arranging / Notation, 15 years. Conducting, 8 years.

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: Piano tuner, 19 years. Grant writer, 4 years. Concert producer, 4 years. Eagle Scout, 1997. Bio-Energetic Syncronization Technique (B.E.S.T.) Practitioner. Life Coach (The Secret to Life Coaching Certification, Dec. 2013)

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT, Rutgers University (2007-2012):
Introduction to Music Theory I & II
Music Technology
Rudiments of Theory
Music Theory 1, 3 and 4

Fundamental Theory, (2004–2007)
Music Appreciation, (2005)
Writing Composition classes, grades 7, 8, 9, 10 (2005)
English classes, grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (2005-2006)

PRIMARY TEACHERS: COMPOSITION: Gerald Chenoweth, Charles Fussell, Giampolo Bracali, James Callahan, William C. Banfield, Paul Siskind.

PIANO: Seymour Bernstein, Zenon Fishbein, Katherine Faricy.

THEORY: Richard Chrisman, Charles Fussell, Nils Vigeland, Reiko Futing, James Callahan, Richard Perkins.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Founding Member, Rutgers Graduate Composer’s Forum. Artistic Director & Founding Member, ArtsXMusic (NY). Composer, Mile Square Theater (NJ).

IMPROV BANDS: Fragile. Directional Music.



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