Craig Walstead is a local, national and international music competition winner and has performed in Europe as well as the United States. His compositions have been performed in Austria, Italy and in the U.S. In 2013, at the age of 18, Craig's composition, Picture Study for String Quartet and Percussion 'Harmony of Bells',  was performed by Seattle Symphony musicians in a chamber concert at Benaroya Hall in Seattle Wa. 

Craig is a Graduate of the Seattle Symphony's Young Composers Workshop Program. He has also studied injury preventive piano technique with the Golandsky Piano Institute at Princeton University, Berkeley California and at Lewis And Clark Collage in Portland Oregon and continues to pursue education through the Institute. Craig also studied piano and music composition in Florence Italy at the Luigi Cheribini Conservitory of Music. Craigs' teachers include: Dr. Gregory Youtz, Dr. Samuel Jones, William Godfree, Dr. Rob Hutchinson, Dr. Tanya Stambuk and Rustem Kudoyarov.  

Craig has attended and performed in music festivals in the U.S. and Europe. He has also performed in master classes with the following teachers: professor Stephen möller in Vienna Austria and professor Deborah Cleaver in Portland Oregon. 

Craig holds a Certificate in Piano Pedagogy from The Royal Conservatory of Music. 
Currently, he is a junior at the University of Puget Sound earning a B.M in piano performance. 

Craig has over seven years teaching experience and is a member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and WSMTA (Washington State Music Teachers Association). 


"To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also."

- Igor Stravinsky