Crystal Stark (she/her/hers) is an American Idol semi-finalist and award-winning recording artist. She has produced and headlined multiple one-woman shows paying tribute to artists such as: Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Ella Fitzgerald, and Whitney Houston to sold out audiences across the globe. She has been a featured performer on shows such as The Today Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and has shared the stage with entertainment legends such as Bob Newhart, Katharine McPhee, and Grammy Award-winning artist Jon Batiste.
When not dazzling audiences, Crystal is CEO and lead instructor of Crescendo Vocal School –– a voice studio committed to helping singers of all ages and abilities grow their voices in a healthy and fun environment. She relaxes by hanging out in her ah-maz-ing backyard and planning the next series of home improvement projects with her husband, Bill, and her two red-headed teenage sons – the only two people on the planet with as much energy as her.
We asked Crystal six questions about her life as a music teacher:
How long have you been teaching for?
I've been teaching private voice lessons for over 20 years. I've also taught 8 years of band, choir, and general music in public school.
What instruments do you teach?
Voice & Piano
What's your favorite snack between students?
Cheese whisps or peanut butter
What do you like most about teaching private lessons?
Connecting personally with each student, and watching their confidence grow as they start achieving their vocal goals.
Did you take lessons growing up?
Yes, piano and voice.
What's the best advice you've ever received?
Always strive to do your best in every situation. You never know who's watching and what opportunities might await around the corner.
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