About Me

  • Do you want to learn to play Bass or Guitar and not sure how to begin?
  • Searching for 1-2-1 beginner, intermediate or advanced vocal lessons in Colchester or online?
  • Are you looking to improve your skills and take it to the next level?
  • Are you an experienced bassist/guitarist/vocalist but have hit that all too familiar plateau?

I provide bass, guitar and vocal tuition from my home music studio in Alresford, Essex (near Colchester) or remote sessions on Skype / Zoom in the U.K. and beyond. My teaching methods have been developed and refined through years of experience to design a tailored programme of learning to suit each individual student. I welcome all ages and abilities with no previous experience necessary and aim to unlock your full potential, providing you with the technical knowledge, improvisational skills and overall musicianship you desire.

My goal is to leave you a well-rounded bassist, guitarist or vocalist while making sure the lessons are fun and enjoyable, yet practical. If you wish to gain a recognised qualification I also offer my students ROCK SCHOOL graded exams with a 100% pass rate or music theory tuition for the more academic student.

If you wish to book a bass, guitar, vocal lesson in Colchester or online feel free to get in touch

Personal Biography

Born in London, UK. Craig Tyler (aka Baggy) is a highly sought after Bassist, Vocalist, and Frontman with an international profile, available for Live, Studio and TV performances. Craig has been consistently at the top of his profession for decades and possesses great improvisation skills on both Bass and Vocals covering a wide range of genres from Pop, Funk, Rock, Hip Hop and Soul.

Craig or Baggy (originally nicknamed after the iconic madness Track ‘Baggy Trousers’) entered his musical career as a session bassist performing with some of the UK’s most renowned artists including Westlife and 80’s icons Then Jericho. He took a step back In 2001, when Craig founded The Talent, an exciting collaboration between some of the best young instrumentalists of their generation, performing at high profile events and festivals across the globe.

As a bassist, vocalist, and bandleader he has entertained audiences at sporting and corporate events close to his heart, including Royal Ascot, UK Cricket Finals, FA Cup Winners Party and the 21st World Scout Jamboree for his HRH the Duke of Cambridge and 50,000 Spectators from around the world.

Additionally, The Talent have toured the U.K. Europe, and the Middle East extensively including the prestigious Burj Al Arab (Dubai), Hotel De Paris (Monaco), Emirates Palace (Abu Dhabi) and at a corporate level for 100’s of well known global brands including Coca Cola, BP and the BBC performing at almost every music venue, concert hall and Arena on the way. 20His energy is currently focused into his busy production/entertainment agency The Talent Events although continues to be involved with new and exciting concepts and genres of music, as well as cultural and environmental projects.

Music is and always will be his 1st love!

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • Seasoned session bassist/vocalist with tours around the globe
  • A2 Music
  • BTEC National Diploma Music / Performing Arts
  • Rockschool Grade 8 (Distinction)
  • Trinity College of London Grade 8 (Distinction)
  • ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory with Distinction
  • Advanced DRB Certificate
  • PLI Insured
  • Musicians Union Member

Alresford, Colchester CO7 8AX, UK



Instrument(s) Taught

Bass, Guitar, Singing

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June 20, 2021

Craig is super patient and his attitude is great. My daughter (now 12) has been taking weekly lessons from him for 2 years. She is always up for having the lesson (which is not routinely the case for other endeavours) so I conclude a lesson with Craig is a good experience for her. It has definitely been a good experience from my perspective!

Claire Beard Mother to Rachel Vocal Tuition
June 20, 2021

Craig’s lessons about theory and production are simply amazing. Someone can have all the knowledge in the world but it doesn’t mean absolutely anything as a teacher if you don’t have a good way of teaching things and explaining them for people to understand. Craig does just that. He has created his own methods to use brilliant metaphors to make someone understand things way faster and easier. Makes the whole process a lot more fun and productive!!

Nick Lupton Bass Guitarist
June 20, 2021

Craig has a way of breaking things down in a digestible way or finding ways to communicate things geared to how you will understand it best. He may even slip some lessons in on you without you realising he did it. His best advice……..”The slower you go faster get there”. Seriously…….ask him about that!

Mark Sepple Acoustic Guitarist

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