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Krystal J Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Synthesizer, Recorder, Euphonium, French Horn, Music, Keyboard
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, R&b, Musical Theater, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Salsa, Reggae, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band

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Krystal J Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Trumpet, Trombone, Synthesizer, Recorder, Euphonium, French Horn, Music, Keyboard
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, R&b, Musical Theater, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Salsa, Reggae, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 7-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

AA, Cuyahoga Community College, Jazz Studies

BM, Berklee College of Music, Composition & Performance

MBA, Capella University

Awards:

2003 - Cuyahoga Community College Performance Scholarship

2006 - Berklee College of Music Performance Scholarship

2018-2019 World Tour with Janelle Monáe  2020 Oscar Awards

Performed in the 2016 Superbowl halftime show with Beyonce

 

Performed on the 2019 Grammy Awards with Janelle Monáe

Overview:

I am a motivated instructor who's passionate about music and sharing my gifts and knowledge with others. I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition and Vocal Performance. I have had the pleasure of performing in Africa, Spain, Costa Rica, the UK, Canada as well as many other locations as a professional trumpet player, piano player, and vocalist. My accomplishments include being asked by the Grammy Award winning group Train to go on their summer world tour in 2012. In 2016 I performed in the Superbowl halftime show with Beyonce. 2017 I performed with Solange Knowles in the Afropunk festival. 2018-2020 went on world tour with Janelle Monáe. 2019 performed at the Grammy Awards with Janelle Monáe. 2020 I performed on the Oscar Awards. There is much more to come!

EXPERIENCE
I began teaching private music lessons in college in 2003. I have been teaching lessons consistently for the last 10 years from my home studio, online, as well as traveling to the students' home. I find great pleasure in hearing a student's progress, that's why I encourage recording their practice and having a consistent practice schedule. I feel it is important to give positive reinforcement and feedback to students. I am always excited to bring on new students of many different age groups! I believe it is important to keep the lesson interesting to the student by incorporating music for technique but also songs that the student enjoys playing.
METHODS USED
For the younger beginning students, I usually start with Alfred's Beginning Piano Series. Once the student has a grasp of the fundementals, I will begin introducing major and minor scales as well as solo repertoire. For my adult students I will see their level of ability and musical interests, find appropriate material based on their taste and formulate the lesson to include fun stuff as well as build proper mechanics.  For my horn lessons depending on the skill level I being with Essential Elements or the Arban book and build from there incorporating solos of the greats, and songs that they want to learn to play.
LESSON STYLE
Finding out what inspires the student helps me to construct my instruction to their needs. It is important to understand that each student has their own progression. I make sure to always set realistic goals for my students at each lesson and to acknowledge their accomplishments. This often encourages and excites the student to continue in their progression! I keep it light and I make sure that the student enjoys my lessons and look forward to the next one. Teaching music they enjoy is very important to me.
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