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  Bob Croft
Guitar, Composition, Music Theory, Sight Reading, Music Technology (music software etc.)
Specializing in acoustic and electric guitar styles including all forms of Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country,
Folk & Pop

(303) 669-9495

Education & Honors

  • Bachelor of Science in Music (Scoring & Arranging emphasis) CU-Denver 1991
    (Graduated cum laude)
  • All State Jazz Guitarist 1978 as selected by the National Association of Jazz Educators
  • All State Jazz Guitarist 1977 as selected by the National Association of Jazz Educators
  • Outstanding Musician Award, Rocky Mountain Jazz Band Festival, 1977
    Awarded by Dr. Wm Fowler

Teaching Experience

  • Private Guitar Instruction 1978 - Present
  • Honorary Music Faculty, CU-Denver - Applied Guitar, Pop Music Ensemble 1998

Performance Experience

Bob Croft is a highly experienced performer who has played in numerous bands in the Denver metro area for the last 20+ years. He has been in bands that have opened for national acts including Reba McEntire, Michael Martin Murphy, Kenny Loggins, John Denver, Lou Rawls, and others. Currently he is performing with several bands in the Denver metro area.

Compositional Experience

Bob Croft is also the published author of the book, "Reading Chops for Guitarists" which is a specialized guitar instruction text that has sold hundreds of copies throughout the USA.

Bob is also a published composer and sound designer having held the position of Senior Composer for Brown Bag Productions (Part of Premiere Radio Network) for 17 years. Currently he is the principal composer for High Definition Music which is featured extensively on the CBS News program 48 Hours. His work can also be heard in HBO's Inside the NFL, as well as in promos for well known TV shows such as American Idol, The Simpsons, 24, ER, Law & Order, and many others.

What is Covered in my Lessons

I teach fundamental musical skills and apply them to whatever kind of music motivates the individual student. This includes basic playing technique, warming up, how to practice, how to read music (standard musical notation, chord symbols, rhythmic notation, TAB) , ear training, music theory and improvisation. I address a wide variety of playing techniques in a thorough and musical manner. I also work with non-beginners who may need help with audition preparation, or need to address gaps in their skill set to elevate their playing, or prepare them for musical settings that may be outside their 'comfort zone' stylistically.

I'm also a highly experienced music transcriptionist. Capable of doing note for note transcriptions, as well as creating adaptations and arrangements to suit the level of the individual student.

Parents have an open invitation to sit in on their child's lessons anytime they like.

Contact me directly at (303) 669-9495 for rates and scheduling.

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