Craig Walstead is a local, national and international music competition winner and has performed in the United States as well as Europe. 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.

While mainly teaching residents of the greater Gig Harbor/Tacoma area, Craig has also taught students from around the world (via Zoom) including Australia, Singapore and across the united states.


    • Certificate in Piano Pedagogy from The Royal Conservatory of Music.

    • Studied music at the University of Puget Sound.

    • Injury-preventative piano technique studies through the Golandsky Institute.

    • Studied piano privately with Pianist Dr. Tanya Stambuk for 3 + years.

    • Studied composition Privately with Composer Dr. Greg Youtz for 4 + years.

Craig has over 9 years teaching experience and is a member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and WSMTA (Washington State Music Teachers Association).