University of Arizona
University of Arizona


Craig Sale

Limited Term Adjunct Instructor

School of Music

Craig Sale is a pianist, teacher, workshop clinician, adjudicator, author, and editor. For thirty years he served as Director of the Preparatory and Community Piano Program at Concordia University Chicago, where he created a Certificate in Piano Pedagogy curriculum and taught the university courses in piano pedagogy.

Mr. Sale is Senior Editor for Piano Magazine and Director of Online Courses for the Frances Clark Center. He served as Associate Editor for Clavier Companion/Keyboard Companion since 2000. He is the editor for the highly praised book, The Success Factor in Piano Teaching by Elvina Pearce (Frances Clark Center), author of Piano Interval Workbook (Hal Leonard), and co-author of The Music Tree: Activities 3 and The Music Tree: Activities 4 (Alfred) He has presented master classes and workshops for piano teachers across the United States, including presentations at MTNA and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. He received an Outstanding Service Recognition Award from The Frances Clark Center in 2019 and was named an MTNA Foundation Fellow in 2021.

Mr. Sale holds a B. Mus. degree in piano performance from Northwestern University, a M. Mus. degree in piano performance from the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign, and a Professional Teaching Certificate from the New School for Music Study where he studied piano pedagogy with Frances Clark and Louise Goss.

Mr. Sale serves on the Board of Trustees for the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy and is a member of Tucson Music Teachers Association, Arizona Music Teachers Association, and MTNA.