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Michael Shingo Crawford
Michael Shingo Crawford

Michael Shingo Crawford

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Introduction: Hi! I'm Michael and I am a violinist and composer available to perform at events and teach lessons. PERFORMING I am a violinist, composer, and arranger who presents classical, popular, and anime music, as well as my original compositions, in a wide variety of settings, including concert halls, celebrations, and weddings. I collaborate with musicians from Philadelphia and most commonly perform as solo violin, violin/cello duo, or violin/harp duo. My goal as a musician is to contribute a tailored musical selection for every event. I am able to meet the needs of a wide range of occasions and would love to have the opportunity to collaborate with you in making your event a truly spectacular experience. - My song list can be found on my website linked in my profile. - I have event insurance coverage through Insurance Canopy. TEACHING In my teaching, I emphasize efficient, goal-oriented practice, and provide a strong technical foundation while always keeping musicality and expression in mind. I encourage my students to develop problem-solving skills that will ultimately allow them to create their own interpretations about a piece of music. I believe that each student has a different learning style and, with this knowledge, I design a program of study specifically for them. Learning music is all about tackling technical or musical problems in many different ways until we find an approach that works for you. As multi-instrumentalist who also writes music, I can offer many different perspectives on a single issue and draw from a wide range of knowledge that serves me in my daily creative pursuits.

Hired 23 times

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5 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

17 reviews


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Hunter b.

Music Entertainment

Michael was a special guest for Valentine’s Day for my mother so the whole family came and sat around to watch Michael play the violin. He is kind and explains the music well. He also has original material that is exceptional. Would love definitely recommend
Michael Shingo Crawford's reply
Thanks Hunter, it was lots of fun to give this in-house concert for you and your family. I'm very happy that they appreciated my original compositions and arrangements in addition to the more traditional classical music.
Feb 18, 2021
Diana D.

Music Entertainment

Michael is an incredibly talented musician. I’m so grateful he was available to play at my mother’s funeral celebration. I have received many compliments on the tribute to my mom - especially the violinist, Michael. Michael, thank you for your kindness and beautiful music.
Michael Shingo Crawford's reply
Hi Diana, it was a beautiful way to remember your mother's life and I'm grateful that you invited me to contribute music.
Dec 3, 2020
Ericca K.

Music Entertainment

Micheal was amazing at our wedding ceremony. He was punctual, professional, flexible and skilled at his craft. Thank you for adding such elegance to our day.
Mar 29, 2021
Alvin M.

I hired Michael to play solo violin for my proposal this past weekend. Michael was extremely accommodating and very easy to talk to. He was able to get to the location early and make sure everything was set up. He helped me pick out the perfect songs and unsurprisingly his music was beautiful. He really added brightness to my event and I would definitely hire him again.
Apr 19, 2021
Brian H.

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I hired Michael to play for my wife and I for a romantic Valentines “date night” dinner. He was positively amazing! The night was a surprise for my wife and she was thrilled beyond what I could have imagined. Michael was quick to respond, easy to talk to and very accommodating. I will say I don’t think I put Michael in a very comfortable setting since my romantic dinner was outside in the snow under heat lamps but I told him it was an outdoor event from the first time we talked and he never hesitated. He simply said “no problem I’ll dress warm.” He was eager to make our experience a great one. He arrived on time and played the whole time with out taking a break. I had gotten a chef to cook the dinner but Michael was the icing on the cake of the whole experience. He was professional in appearance and certainly professional in his talents. Thank you so much Michael! I would recommend Michael to anyone looking for a violinist to play at their event.
Feb 14, 2021
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Michael Crawford


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My pricing for lessons is as follows: 30 minutes - $30 45 minutes - $45 60 minutes - $60

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I learn about my students goals in studying music and figure out the best ways to help them achieve them as soon as possible.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Masters degree in Music Composition from Temple University and a Bachelors in Violin Performance and composition from Emory University. I work as a professional violinist and composer.

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