Mr. Craig Devine

Guitar, Violin Teacher

Craig Devine

SAA Member

Contact

Cardiff by the Sea, CA
760-978-0643
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Below is a short list of highlights from the hundreds of past events and performances by Devine Guitar School students.

Loyola Marymount Youth Showcase Recital, several performances.
Masterclass with Bruce Adolf, noted pianist, composer, NPR host from Julliard.
By invitation of La Jolla Music Society.
Pepperdine University – special guest appearance by invitation of maestro Christopher Parkening.
Concert – students performed with the San Diego Chamber Orchestra.
University of Texas at Brownsville guitar ensemble competitions, 37 awards.
Many recitals and fundraisers in the local community
Local Television appearances.
Concert – Escondido Center for the Performing Arts.
Orange County Guitar Circle – Numerous occasions.

Awards

2007 National Guitar Ensemble Competition
University of Texas at Brownsville
14 Categories entered:
One Sweepstakes Winner
Nine 1st place awards
Four 2nd place awards
One honorable mention

2006 National Guitar Ensemble Competition
University of Texas at Brownsville
12 Categories entered:
One Sweepstakes Winner
Seven 1st place awards
Four 2nd place awards
One 3rd place award

2005 National Guitar Ensemble Competition
University of Texas at Brownsville
6 categories entered:
One Sweepstakes Winner
Four 1st place awards
Two 2nd place awards

2004 – National Guitar Ensemble Competition
University of Texas at Brownsville
Two first place awards

Testimonial

“Thank you so much for inviting me to your school. It was a pleasure for me to see the operation and to work with your very fine students. They are to be congratulated on all of their accomplishments, and you have done wonders in training and coaching them. It is always a real joy for me to see youngsters studying seriously and performing at such a high level. They’re very fortunate to have such a skilled and caring teacher. All warmest wishes,”

-David Grimes
Director Guitar Studies
Cal State Fullerton

Mr. Devine has completed extensive training in the Suzuki guitar method. In addition, has made significant contributions in expanding the repetoire for guitar ensemble, and also with innovative teaching approaches for young students. He has devoted his life to advancing the cause of excellence in the art of classical guitar for children.