The techniques that Crystal is teaching me in our sessions together makes a huge difference in my performance and my stamina. It’s something that is critical to my overall performance as a singer.
Crystal is amazing! I have been singing for over 15 years, mostly as a classic musical theatre belter—-where louder and bigger is better. This belting was taking a toll on my cords and my range was disappearing. Within the first 4 lessons with Crystal she was able to free up my voice so much that I was able to sing notes I hadn’t sung in years—and with ease! Crystal really knows her stuff. She is a supportive, caring teacher and doesn’t let me get away with any old habits—and I LOVE that! Plus she can hear anything—with the slightest adjustments my voice goes from strained to free! Above all Crystal has a core passion for teaching and vocal health—two things I feel are imperative in a great voice teacher. If anyone is looking for a voice teacher I don’t hesitate to give them over to Crystal—‘cause this lady knows the voice!
Crystal was my first voice teacher when I started Musical Theatre at the age of 16. 12 years later, this incredibly talented lady is still teaching me how to sing, never forgetting to remind me that I started with a five note range!!! What I appreciate most about Crystal is her constant NEED to continue her education as a teacher. This not only helps my voice to continue to grow, change and develop, but she also continues to grow with me. This is what makes her MY teacher. I was fortunate enough to originate the role of Jimmy on the 1st National Tour of Flashdance the Musical this past year. And what I hadn’t realized about touring previously was the beating the voice takes. Scenario: What happens when you leave beautiful humid Florida to fly to snow covered Minnesota and your voice freezes up along with the rest of the city? You call Crystal. Thank you Crystal for constantly keeping me vocally heathy. Whether it is on a small screen on FaceTime in a hotel room, or getting the chance to stop in while touring through the Segerstrom Theatre, you are always there. Can’t wait to see what’s next for us.
I just wanted to thank you for all the help and support you gave C.R. while she prepared forher college auditions. She couldn’t have done it without your talent and positive words.You always motivate her to strive to do her best.
Crystal helped me regain my voice and pitch less than 1 year following a stroke. Kudos and my deep thanks to Crystal.