Course Duration4 Weeks
Vocal Music Education from University of Arizona
Director of Music (Band / Choir / General Music) - Vail Unified School District
Vocalist / Educator / Entertainer - Crystal Stark Music
Lead Performer - Khris Dodge Entertainment
Students taking this course will receive 1-on-1 instruction from Crystal Stark for 60 minutes each week for four weeks. Each student will receive unique, individualized instruction based upon their specific vocal needs. The course will consist of: physical stretching, guided breathing techniques, specialized vocal warm-ups, and focused repertoire work. By the end of this course, students will be able to sing 2 full songs that show off their new vocal abilities!
About the Instructor: Instructor Crystal Stark is well known as an American Idol semi-finalist and internationally performing singer. She began her singing career in Tucson, Arizona, her home town. Some of her first singing teachers included a legend in the Jazz world, Jeff Haskell and Faye Robinson, a famous soprano. Crystal graduated from the University of Arizona as Magna Cum Laude, with her degree in Music Education. In 2006, Crystal auditioned for Season 5 of American Idol and made it to the top 44. Even though she did not make the finals of American Idol she and fellow contestant, season runner-up Katharine McPhee, became very good friends. Crystal later joined as a backup singer for Katharine’s national tour.
Crystal later won the Best of Show at Gospel Music Association’s Music in the Rockies and Adult Contemporary Vocalist competition. After winning this, she was personally invited to perform at Night of Joy at Disney World’s Christian-themed music celebration. During her time touring with Katharine, Crystal appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Regis & Kelly to name a few. Crystal is also the Director of General Music, Band & Choir at Vail, Arizonas Esmond Station K-8 school.
This course will lay the foundational groundwork for a future of healthy singing. Students will learn tips and techniques that they can apply to songs of any style or genre.
This course focuses on direct one-on-one instruction between teacher and student. In a virtual classroom setting, students can expect a higher level of rigor and more attention to detail.
No previous experience is required, however, students should be prepared to spend ample time working on their voice outside of their private lesson time.