I’m Crystal Casey and I teach voice and piano at the San Ramon Academy of Music.
After teaching music for over 10 years I’ve learned that musicians are their most creative selves when feeling relaxed, confident, and free. That’s why I focus on overcoming insecurity and tension along with the details of piano and vocal technique. Music is a wonderful and life-changing integration of our technical and emotional experiences!
I have a BA in Vocal Performance from Texas Christian University, where I sang in the Concert Chorale and was a founding member of the TCU Opera Society. Before TCU, I earned my Associate’s degree from Weatherford College where I was involved in musical theater and choir. I’m also a singer-songwriter and recording artist. You can listen to my work on all the major streaming services.
I love spending free time with my husband and two dogs, Angelina the elderly Chiweenie and DJ the Belgian Malinois and retired officer. I also enjoy cooking, nature, the occasional video game, and reading nonfiction.Book With Crystal
“I didn’t want my son to be turned off to piano because of all the practicing. Lots of work but not a ton of play. James brings enthusiasm and joy to the discipline. He picked up my son’s style and personality, and could flow according to my son’s uniqueness/playfulness.”
“My biggest concern is if my kids don’t enjoy and have no progress over a significant amount of lessons time. So far your role as a teacher has been very helpful in making my kids interested & focused on their lessons”