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Artist Spotlight

The people we serve are challenged in many ways.

Drumming is a tool of healing that is mending broken hearts.

Chad Craig, Musician & Storytellers Volunteer

Chad Craig with daughter Leila in class


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.” 


For information about SCA outreach programs, call (239) 287-7331 or email:

"We are his masterpiece."

Ephesians 2:10

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