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Meet Craig Blaine of JCB Music

Today we’d like to introduce you to Craig Blaine.

Craig, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I have spent most of my adult life in various aspects of the music business. As a singer-songwriter-performer, and recording engineer/producer, I decided to use my experience to help other musicians and to teach beginners who wanted to learn guitar and voice. Thus, JCB Music was born in 1996, when my wife Jo and I moved to San Diego.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
JCB Music has been a very smooth road. I have been at my current location for close to 18 years, and I have helped hundreds of people realize their musical goals. There is great satisfaction in that. There really haven’t been any struggles in my business.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with JCB Music – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
JCB Music has 3 main areas: music instruction, 24 track recording, and performance. I teach guitar, voice, and songwriting at all levels, tailoring my instruction to fit a person’s goals.

I am a recording engineer/producer, and my 24-track studio can record anything from a demo to a full album. I have a particular skill with coaching artists to achieve the most from their vocal when recording.

I also perform around San Diego 3 or 4 times a week in the Marcela Mendez Duo (and the band HoneyRock).

I’m proud of my Yelp reviews.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
No big changes for the future. Just continuing to do the most I can to keep JCB Music firing on all cylinders. More teaching, more recording, and more performing.


  • $45/hr for a guitar or voice lesson
  • $38/hr for 24 track recording

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  1. Judson Blaine

    January 10, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    My brother failed to tell you about his chart topping album in the late 1970’s early 1980’s! His passion for music reflects in his company and his performances. Love you Bro

    • craig blaine

      January 10, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks for remembering ‘In A Strange Land’ Jibs… Love ya!

  2. David Baker

    May 17, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    Best voice and guitar teacher in San Diego county! And, he has a pretty good set list when he performs.

    • Craig Blaine

      June 9, 2019 at 4:46 am

      David Baker is the man!
      Looking forward to many more sessions ( AND Buffett songs) 😎

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