Spencer Crawford is originally from Northeast Kansas, where he started playing guitar and studying music at the age of 9.
While studying guitar, Spencer had several influential teachers, including internationally renowned finger-style guitarist, Andy McKee, and University of Montana Professor of Music and Classical Guitar, Dr. Luis Millan. Later, in his teens, he also began playing the Banjo, Mandolin, accordion, and other various instruments.
While attending college at Washburn University in Topeka, KS, Spencer began teaching private music lessons to students of all ages, and experience levels in Northeast Kansas. During this time, he also recorded and regularly performed with his bluegrass/country/Cajun band.
Spencer has experience playing and teaching numerous genres including rock, pop, country, blues, jazz, bluegrass, Cajun/zydeco, reggae, classical, folk, etc.
Spencer relocated to the Denver, CO area in the spring of 2011 after completion of his degree from Washburn University and continues to teach private music lessons in the Denver metro area.
*** Lesson Details ***
I create fun / structured lessons plans, according to each students’ musical interests and experience level. I believe students should be challenged, but also enjoy what they are practicing. Lessons are not one size fits all- I cater lesson plans to each student’s interests. I make sure that beginning students are able to demonstrate and understand various basic to intermediate concepts of music. My goal is that my students will become well-rounded knowledgeable musicians, and will be able to comfortably play and perform with other experienced musicians. I am an easy-going teacher that will make sure students are learning a wealth of information about music, while having a good time doing it.
*** Specialties ***
I can teach a variety of styles of music, including but not limited to, jazz, pop, rock, bluegrass, country, Cajun/zydeco etc. I teach music theory/ sight reading, flat pick guitar/finger-style guitar; Scruggs style banjo playing, improvisation, etc.