Craig Lynch has studied and performed music since the age of 9 when he began piano lessons in his home town of Fostoria, Ohio. Right around this time, the movie ‘The Sting’ came out and the sound of Ragtime was everywhere. Craig instantly fell in love with the music of Scott Joplin. The syncopated rhythms and infectious melodies inspired him to tackle the complete works of this great American composer. Branching out into other Ragtime composers, Craig would spend hours and hours working his way through new pieces, developing into a strong sight reader at a relatively early age.
Beginning in middle school, and extending through high school, Craig became a much in-demand soloist and accompanist. From 1979 to 1983, he was the accompanist of the Fostoria High School Chorale, directed by William Schwepe. During this time, Craig began to study music theory with Mr. Schwepe. In middle school, Craig also began trumpet lessons, playing the instrument in the Fostoria High marching and concert band, securing first chair in his senior year.
Craig attended Bowling Green State University in Ohio, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Theory and Composition. During these years, Craig continued his piano studies with David Pope, while maintaining a busy schedule of accompanying.
Since moving to San Jose, Craig has studied classical guitar for several years, as well as expanding his piano repetoire. His core repertoire includes many works of Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Debussy, Scriabin and Gershwin.