Crystal Rose S. is a singer, songwriter, and music teacher whose recent musical explorations have been rooted in the idea of branching out and expanding in subject and sound. In her role as an educator, she aspires to always provide the tools necessary to help her students grow and develop their individual voice. She has learned the value of support and guidance through her education with musicians such as Nick Hakim, Jamie Leonhart, Claudia Acuña, LaTanya Hall, Scott Kettner, Kevyn Lettau among others, and her time earning her BFA in Jazz and Contemporary Music from the New School. It is Crystal Rose’s goal to help students tell their own personal stories by developing creative and deep connections to the songs that they may sing and/or play.
In February 2019 Crystal Rose released her Brooklyn apartment recorded EP “Summer Shoes”, and she plans to release another EP in 2020. Crystal Rose was able to be a supporting and featured vocalist on jazz singer Kevyn Lettau’s most recent tour in Manila, Philippines during September 2018. In January 2020 she visited an elementary school in Pardes Hanna, Israel, where she was a guest speaker. The class performed their class songs for her, and she shared her love of singing and songwriting with them. Crystal Rose has been a 3 time visiting guest artist at a high school in San Diego, CA, where she explored songwriting exercises with classes, shared her process, and spoke about the importance of creative writing and music as an outlet.
Crystal Rose started singing with her mom in Filipino karaoke restaurants and in the church. Through a scholarship with the First Friday Music Club in San Diego, CA, Crystal Rose was able to take guitar and voice lessons, as well as perform in many venues and events around San Diego. She grew up learning the ropes of performing in Revolt-age, a Rock and Roll/Soul cover band which consisted of her friends and FFMC students. She moved to NYC in 2015 and has performed in various venues around the city in Jazz, Singer/Songwriter, Soul/R&B and Pop settings. She currently has students in Voice, Guitar, and Songwriting.