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Crystal M.

Houston, TX


Voice, Piano, and General Music Tutoring!

Background check passed as of 3/23/15
5.0 average from 58 ratings
Great Teacher and Very Flexible.
— Angela, Pearland, TX on 10/3/14

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Berklee College of Music
Professional Music


Berklee College of Music (Professional Music)

About Crystal

I am currently seeking more students on Mondays in the Stafford area and Tuesdays in the Medical Center/ Midtown Area.

My name is Crystal and I have been studying Music since I was 8 years old. I received my Bachelors Degree in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. I have been teaching consistently at a local elementary school since 2010 for their after school program. I also teach privately around the city. I am dedicated to bringing music to any student that wants to learn. I have helped with as little as advice for college students on continuing to study voice, to helping 5 year olds learn the letter names of the piano and where they fall on the keys. I encourage everyone to study music, whether it be music appreciation or a theory class. Music is good for the soul. I do not have any Saturday time open but every other day of the week has availability. I'm ALWAYS looking for new students so please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you all!
I am currently seeking more students on Mondays in the Stafford area and Tuesdays in the Medical Center/ Midtown Area.

My name is Crystal and I have been studying Music since I was 8 years old. I received my Bachelors Degree in Professional Music from Berklee College of Music in
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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Houston, TX 77087
Background Check: Passed

"Great Teacher and Very Flexible."

- Angela, Pearland, TX on 10/3/14

"Fantastic teacher with a great personality!"

- Murali, Houston, TX on 9/9/15

"Crystal has her own way of teaching. She is funny. My son looks forward to his next lesson with her. "

- Glady, Humble, TX on 6/15/15

"Very Professional!"

- Idara, Houston, TX on 3/15/15
Music History
Salsa Dancing

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Composition (Music)

In middle and high school, I studied music comp for 6 years. Once I got to college I took two years of music composition both for classical music and jazz. Since I started teaching, I have helped students with music composition homework.

Ear Training

Since starting music as my main focus, it has been mandatory for me to take ear training classes. One of my favorite forms of teaching ear training is taking the same song performed by two different artists, most often making sure they don't sound anything alike, and asking the students what all the differences are. It not only gets them involved in listening, it makes them grow further appreciation for older music.

General Music

I studied music at Garden Villas Elementary, Pershing Middle School, HSPVA, and Berklee College of Music. I studied voice specifically at HSPVA and Berklee. While studying, it was mandatory for me to take all of the following classes: Ear Training, Music History, Music Theory, Speech, Sight Singing, Health, Vocal Labs, and Music Business.

Music History

I have studied music history as a requirement for both my high school diploma and my college degree. What I love to do with music history is tell the untold stories of the composers. It's something that's not often talked about but I love telling my students about Bach and how he used to saw off the legs of his pianos and play on the floor so he could feel the vibrations. Knowing that that was how he wrote some of his most famous works can not only give them inspiration but hope.

Music Theory

Since I started studying music, I've been studying music theory. Some of the easiest ways for students to learn the theory behind music is realizing that music is math. There is so much math in music theory that the only difference is really the terminology. Once you get past the fancy words, everything falls into place.


I've been playing piano since I was 7 years old with my grandmother as a teacher. I was taught with the Michael Aaron series. I studied piano throughout Middle and High School. I've been teaching piano at Mark Twain Elementary for their after school program since 2010. I also play piano every Sunday at my church and have accompanied the school choir in my neighborhood.

Salsa Dancing

I randomly took ballroom classes during college. Although I did not compete, my instructor always told me that I had an excellent frame. The great part about teaching salsa dancing to me, is using it to help teach rhythm. If your body can move during the song, your mind can figure out what the rhythm is.

Sight Singing

Outside of taking mandatory sight singing classes, I am constantly using my sight singing skills nearly everyday. Every time I go into an audition, I have to sight sing a piece. One of my favorite ways to teach sight singing, is taking songs that students already know, blank out the title and the words just to see how quickly they pick up on the melody and how sight singing doesn't have to be intimidating.


Part of my degree included concentrations in several different areas. One of those areas is Songwriting. I studied with some of the best songwriting teachers in the nation including John A., Scarlett K. and Jack P.. I continue to write all the time. One of the projects I'm currently working on is a Children's Christmas Musical.

Voice (Music)

Voice has been my primary instrument since middle school. I have studied under some of the best programs in the city of Houston and Boston, MA. Since I began teaching in 2010, I have had the pleasure of teaching 8 private vocal students, musical theater classes, and small choir ensembles.

Berklee College of Music
Professional Music


Berklee College of Music (Professional Music)

Great Teacher and Very Flexible. — Crystal M. is amazing with my daughter. My daughter has come a long ways in such a short time since her last teacher. My daughter looks forward to her lessons now rather than complaining about doing it. ...

— Angela, Pearland, TX on 10/3/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Crystal will travel within 20 miles of Houston, TX 77087.

Background Check Status for Crystal M.

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