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About Craig Winston

Craig Winston
Craig Winston
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Westminster, CO
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Ukulele
Education: BFA Music Performance - Classical Guitar
Performance Experience: I've been a touring guitarist, pit orchestra musician, classical soloist, and songwriter/vocalist. I began performing professionally in 2008 with a band called the Gentry, for which I played guitar and synthesizer. I later joined bands in Chicago and Denver as lead guitarist. I currently am active performing solo classical guitar, as well as in rock bands and jazz ensembles.
Teaching Experience: I've been a studio guitar instructor in Denver, Boulder, and Chicago. My five plus years of experience have introduced me to many great students who have studied rock, blues, jazz and classical under my instruction.
Teaching Philosophy: While I believe every student needs to find their personal calling for guitar and music in general, I ensure my students learn the basics of reading notes (not just tablature and chord charts) and rhythm, and that they gain exposure to many different styles in addition to specific music they might be wanting to play.

Get to know Craig Winston

I'm a life long guitarist with a diverse interest in many styles. Growing up I played lead guitar in rock and metal bands while I studied classical and jazz music in school. I attended several semesters at Berklee College of Music before studying jazz guitar with Dan Balmer and Mike Pardew in Portland, OR. I've performed with an array of ensembles, toured nationally. In Chicago I joined the Dead Superheroes Orchestra, a Bowie-esque rock band with a string quartet, and played guitar in the local musical theater scene. In Denver I play lead guitar for the Neo Classical Metal band Thy Shade.


In 2019 I returned to a serious pursuit of Classical Guitar, under the guidance of Dr. Patrick Sutton. I'll complete my BFA in may before attending Lamont School of Music in fall 2021 for my Masters studies in classical guitar.

Craig Winston teaches at:
7350 West 88th Ave Suite B
Westminster, CO 80021
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