Crystal Rose S.
What a joy it is to get to be playing and teaching music! I enjoy performing a wide variety of music, but my favorites include performing original music, Jazz, R&B/Soul, and Pop. My experience at the New School for Jazz has helped me to develop a keen ear for harmony and discover my love for teaching ! It is a passion of mine to help singers and songwriters strengthen their own unique voice. I look forward to meeting new students and engaging in supportive, productive, and enjoyable lessons filled with growth !Show More
With her patient understanding and calm presence, Crystal Rose is a very engaging and positive music teacher. What originally started out as guitar lessons has grown into a deeper exploration of music through voice lessons and songwriting. I fully credit this expansion of both my guitar playing technique and my musical creativity to her skills as a teacher. After each lesson I feel inspired and excited to keep practicing what I have learned as it carries me over into my week. I am so happy to have found her and highly recommend Crystal Rose as a music teacher.Show More
Learning voice technique with Crystal is the best experience! I’m getting a lot of tools for proper use of my voice in a supportive environment and with a professional care.
I highly recommend hiring Crystal.
Crystal is an amazing voice teacher! I learned a lot from her both in terms of technique and style for my own songs. I highly recommend her!
Crystal is a joy to have as an instructor. Overall, she really helped me connect to my breath and sing confidently with solid technique. She's pretty attentive to you and your journey, wherever you are...she will always adapt vocal exercises to my sound that day and enable areas within my voice to be at their best. She's very flexible with lesson scheduling and prompt to respond to messages. I have always liked to sing but re-learning to sing with Crystal's guidance really helped me find my voice and work towards showcasing it!Show More
Crystal is a fantastic teacher. She helped me with my songwriting and coached me on my singing. She is very kind and supportive. She has the easiest demeanor and puts you in a really comfortable, creative space when she's working with you.
I cannot say enough good things about Crystal. She's an excellent teacher and an excellent person.
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The voice is a direct connection to who the singer is and what they feel. It is my goal to help students tell their own personal stories by developing creative and deep connections to the songs that they may sing and/or create. With professional training and mentorship under professional musicians/songwriters such as Kevyn Lettau, Jamie Leonhart and Nick Hakim, I have a wide knowledge of vocal technique, songwriting, music theory, ear training, and guitar. By focusing on developing a healthy vocal technique and constructive habits, I help my students find freedom and flexiblity to interpret songs in the manner in which they wish. It is truly a joy of mine to help students express themselves !
Background vocalist for: Louisa Rosi original arrangements 2019 Benny Woodward compositions 2019 Kevyn Lettau Philippines Tour 2018 Kevyn Lettau concerts in San Diego, CA K-Sloan NYC EP fundraiser concert Revolt-age band San Diego, CA 2012-2015 First Friday Music Club further experience singing horn lines and blending with other vocalists in performance and recording sessions at the New School 2016-2019
Writer of original music for band of 5 members. Experience in lyric writing, harmony and arranging. Experience writing folk, soul, pop, and jazz material. Recently released home recorded work of original music titled "Summer Shoes". February 2019. Worked with a class at PS 321, through Simone Dinnerstein's Neighborhood Classics, to write an original song about Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". May 2019 Songwriting presenter at Point Loma High School San Diego 2016, 2017, 2018. Helped to engage the classes in writing exercises, and ended each class writing a song together.
"Summer Shoes" EP release 2019- performances with 5 piece band in various venues around NYC (such as: Rockwood Music Hall, the Bitter End, the Well, Gold Sounds, the Footlight, Sidewalk Cafe, Pianos, art galleries). Performances of Jazz and covers in a duo, solo, trio, and full band settings (at venues such as: NYC Rue B, Vanderbilt Hall- Grand Central, Flat-Iron Room, San Diego Yacht Club, San Diego Humphrey's By the Bay, weddings, and private events).
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