Guitar, Bass Guitar, Beginner Piano, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Lap Steel Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar
B.M., Berklee College of Music
Craig R. Clemens is a musician and private music instructor specializing in guitar and bass performance and instruction. Craig is a graduate of The Hill School, and earned his Bachelor of Music degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, graduating cum laude. He has worked with artists from New York to Nashville, producing albums, live recordings on location, and demos for clients while also performing as a studio musician and musical arranger.
As a session guitarist and bassist, his studio performances have been featured on the soundtracks of several television shows and movies, which were broadcast on NBC, CBS, and Lifetime, among others. Besides guitar and bass, he has also performed on and has taught multiple instruments including mandolin, ukulele, banjo, pedal steel guitar, keyboards, and assorted drums and percussion instruments.
As a songwriter, he has composed songs for his own projects as well as collaborating with other artists on their original music, and is a member of ASCAP as a writer and publisher. He has performed with a variety of artists at various live venues, as well as with his own bands. Craig also enjoys studying, researching, and writing about music history, focusing mostly on the music and musicians of the 1960’s. His photography has also been used by major artists to promote and market national tours and artist websites.
Craig enjoys teaching students of all ages, from beginners to advanced, in all styles of music. Craig believes that lessons should be centered around building a lifelong love of making music in whatever way is best for the student. Thusly, he customizes his instruction for each student's goals, covering a full range of concepts from performance techniques, to music theory, to songwriting, production, and arranging, and beyond.