Born in Brisbane, Australia, Craig Dabelstein studied piano and saxophone at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. He has Bachelor of Arts (Music) and Bachelor of Music degrees (QCM), a Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching and a Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing (USQ). He has held the principal saxophone chairs in the Australian Wind Orchestra and has played with the Queensland Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras. He has conducted the Young Conservatorium Symphonic Winds and was a regular conductor of the Queensland Wind Orchestra. He has been a research associate for the “Teaching Music Through Performance in Band” series of books and is the editor of more than fifty books on music. He currently teaches woodwind and conducts bands at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace.