SCA Artist Spotlight: Naples Musician Chad Craig

Drum Instructor and Elementary Music Teacher Chad Craig, brings hope to children and families in Southwest Florida

Storytellers is blessed to have a wonderful team of local artist whose passion for the arts shines brightly in the lives of thousands in Southwest Florida. SCA is proud to serve with Mr. Chad Craig for more than 10 years.

Chad Craig is an elementary music teacher/percussionist and has been performing and teaching in Southwest Florida for the last 23 years. He has music education degrees from Indiana University and State University of NY at Fredonia. Chad studied drumset with Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp) and Timpani with Gerald Carlyss (Philadelphia Orchestra). He has studied African drumming with Sowah Mensah and Francis Kofi and Ghanaian xylophone with Bernard Woma and Dr. Kay Stonefelt. Chad has also attended Magbana Drum and Dance retreat lead by Michael Markus and M'Bemba Bangoura of Guinea.  He has been on the World Music Drumming staff for the last 11 years where he teaches other music teachers the benefits of drumming.  

Chad is percussionist with the Covenant Church of Naples worship band and a volunteer with Storytellers Creative Arts, Inc., reaching the underprivileged through arts outreach.

“I have been a music teacher in Collier County Public Schools for the last 23 years and I am blessed to teach drumming classes with Storytellers. The people we serve are challenged in many ways.  Drumming is a tool of healing that is mending broken hearts.. Drumming helps to relieve stress and sharpens concentration, which so many struggle with. It also develops relationships and builds community. God works in the creative musical process and lives are being transformed as a result.”  Chad Craig

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Storytellers Creative Arts (SCA) is a Christian faith-based non-profit serving Southwest Florida with a singular focus: Healing and transforming lives through the arts. It does so by creating healing and nurturing arts outreach programs to touch the underprivileged. Programs include visual and performing arts, storytelling and music. SCA partners with Youth Haven, David Lawrence Center Crossroads Adult Recovery, New Horizons After-School Clubs of SWFL, Amigos Family Center in Immokalee, and other organizations.

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