About Craig Harmann
Craig Harmann has been a music educator since 2001. He has taught in classroom settings, private music lessons, and church music as well. Craig has shared his love of music with children as young as 1 through music and movement times to adults in their 80’s on the piano. Craig plays piano, organ, sings, plays trumpet and guitar. Craig has taught private music lessons since 2002 and loves having the opportunity to have teach and encourage awesomeness in students of all ages.
Craig’s love of music started early in his life. His dad, a pastor, regularly played recordings of church music, classical music and country music. Weird and eclectic, yes, but hugely formational. Then Craig discovered the radio and pop music. As a kid in the 80’s, he was transfixed. But then, he discovered MTV. Yes, he was told not to watch it, but with the TV in the basement and a mother who couldn’t hear well and the volume turned down and an ear really close to the speaker, he was in love. Craig’s first concert that he attended was Johnny Cash at the county fair. Yes, again, very eclectic.
Craig started taking piano lessons at the age of 5, started play trumpet in 5th grade, the organ in 7th grade and has sung as long as he can remember. Craig’s played all styles of music on the piano, played loudly (and not as loudly) on the trumpet for years, and continues to play loudly (and sometimes less loudly) on the organ. Singing, he’s done it all. Madrigals, Broadway tunes, vocal jazz, classical, country, you name it.
Because of all of these fun and diverse musical experiences that Craig has had, he loves giving back and passing on that love of music to his students. Since he has had all of these diverse musical experiences, he’s able to help you in whatever style you’re wanting to learn. And because he’s willing to try anything new (musically speaking) at least once, whatever you throw at him will be a fun challenge for all involved!
Craig is married, has two musical daughters, Ella (who is 11, in musical theater and sings non-stop) and Emily (who is 9 and plays the guitar and dances), is probably more of a sports nut than he should be and loves taking time to be outside in nature.
What Craig loves to do is tailor his teaching to your needs. So whether that’s rock, jazz, classical, contemporary or whatever the case may be, he’s willing to help you achieve your goals. And in the process, he wants to help build relationships to music and through music. Craig will use whatever tools he needs, whether that’s games, apps, worksheets, or anything else that will help you learn and be the best you can be!
With the Coronavirus concerns and social distancing, Craig is willing to work with you. While in person lessons are still being offered, with lots of precautions taken, online lessons via Zoom are available. You get the same tailored teaching, the same encouragement, just through your computer, tablet or phone to help you be more awesome!