Knudsen was a featured attraction at Universal Studios where he gave as many as 34,000 people a day a behind-the-scenes look at how soundtracks could be made using YAMAHA equipment. He is referred to on YAMAHA’s website as “one of YAMAHA’s top innovators in the area of music software and technology,” He has created software that, when used with such instruments as the Disklavier and Clavinova, makes playing and enjoying a musical instrument much more accessible to the average person.
For the past 23 years, he has consulted on the design of new Yamaha instruments and lesson programs. Knudsen co-created the Clavinova Connection program along with renowned neouroimmunologist Barry Bittman and Recreational Music-Making founder Karl Bruhn. For this program, Knudsen developed a patent using “SmartLIGHTS” technology, which uses guide lamps to teach music from one Yamaha keyboard to another, either in the same room or in different cities via the Internet.
Craig will perform a Showcase Concert on Wednesday, Jan. 14th, starting at 7pm. Then he will hold a Seminar on Thursday morning at 10 am. showing how to use technology to help motivate in music teaching.
Both of these events are free and open to the public.
Craig demonstrates his NoteStar app for I Pad.