Craig Duffy

Craig Duffy, Piano teacher, Nelson

Craig Duffy

Instruments:
Piano

Genre: 
Classical, blues jazz, modern


Biography

Craig studied flute with Ewe Grodd in Nelson, piano with Kate Jourdain in Wellington, Dennis Trussel in Auckland and piano and composition with Amanda Handel in Sydney. He has attended numerous piano symposiums at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has been teaching piano for 20 years.

He has performed in folk bands and played much ensemble music on both flute and piano. Craig also enjoys composing music his own music.

Skills and expertise

Craig has accumulated over the years a vast collection of piano music in all styles: classical, jazz, blues and contemporary music. He uses all of these resources to enrich his teaching and to offer his students lots of variety.

Craig teaches in a holistic way, incorporating theory, sight reading, improvisation and exams if students desire them.
He very much likes to work in a relaxed and friendly environment and believes that music is a gift which, if nurtured, brings pleasure and joy to a person’s life which is beyond value.

Craig teaches all ages but especially enjoys working with adults.