Crystal Rose Speros

Crystal Rose S.

Brooklyn, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
It is my goal to help students tell their own personal stories by developing creative and deep connections to the songs that they may write and/or sing ! We will focus on lyric writing, interpretation, and can get as detailed into the theoretical aspects of composing as the student may like. Songwriting gives me a sense of purpose, expression, and safety- I hope to help students cultivate what their specific voice is and what songwriting means to them. There is no one way to write or compose !

About Crystal Rose S.

Crystal Rose Speros is a singer, songwriter, and music teacher whose recent musical explorations have been rooted in the idea of branching out and expanding in subject and sound. In her role as an educator, she aspires to always provide the tools necessary to help her students grow and develop their individual voice. She has learned the value of support and guidance through her education with musicians such as Nick Hakim, Jamie Leonhart, Claudia Acuña, LaTanya Hall, Scott Kettner, Kevyn Lettau among others, and her time earning her BFA in Jazz and Contemporary Music from the New School. It is Crystal Rose's goal to help students tell their own personal stories by developing creative and deep connections to the songs that they may sing and/or play. 

In February 2019 Crystal Rose released her Brooklyn apartment recorded EP “Summer Shoes”, and she plans to release another EP in 2020. Crystal Rose was able to be a supporting and featured vocalist on jazz singer Kevyn Lettau's most recent tour in Manila, Philippines during September 2018. In January 2020 she visited an elementary school in Pardes Hanna, Israel, where she was a guest speaker. The class performed their class songs for her, and she shared her love of singing and songwriting with them. Crystal Rose has been a 3 time visiting guest artist at a high school in San Diego, CA, where she explored songwriting exercises with classes, shared her process, and spoke about the importance of creative writing and music as an outlet. 

Crystal Rose started singing with her mom in Filipino karaoke restaurants and in the church. Through a scholarship with the First Friday Music Club in San Diego, CA, Crystal Rose was able to take guitar and voice lessons, as well as perform in many venues and events around San Diego. She grew up learning the ropes of performing in Revolt-age, a Rock and Roll/Soul cover band which consisted of her friends and FFMC students. She moved to NYC in 2015 and has performed in various venues around the city in Jazz, Singer/Songwriter, Soul/R&B and Pop settings. She currently has students in Voice, Guitar, and Songwriting.

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Megan
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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.

Posted Apr 10, 2019
Guy
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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.

Posted Apr 2, 2019
Darren
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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!

Posted Apr 2, 2019
Eunice
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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!

Posted Apr 2, 2019
Elena
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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.

Posted Apr 1, 2019

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Experience

Private Instructor
Jun 2019 - Present

The School of Rock

Private instructor in voice, guitar, and songwriting.

Private Instructor
Jun 2018 - Present

Henderson Academy

Traveling voice and guitar private instructor for in-home lessons.

Nanny
Jun 2014 - Present

self

Caring for children 3+

Background Vocalist
Jan 2014 - Present

Crystal Rose

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

Songwriter
Jan 2013 - Present

Crystal Rose

Writer of original music for own band. 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. 5th grade music class presenter in Karkur, Israel. Jan., 2020. 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.

Performer
Jan 2012 - Present

Crystal Rose

"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).

Education

Private Lessons
Jan 2010 - Present

Instructors such as Nick Hakim, Jamie Leonhart, LaTanya Hall, and more

BFA Jazz Performance
Jan 2017 - Dec 2019

The New School

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