Cryssy J Music

Cryssy J Music

5.0 (1)
4 employees
30 years in business

About this pro

I've been singing since knee-high.  I come from a family of musicians and singers.   I started off singing in the Pentecostal Church and began musical theater professionally at age 11.  By 19, I was on Broadway.  I would later go on to write, vocal coach, sing and produce for artists such as Dr. Dre, Usher Raymond and Mary J Blige, to name a few.


I am a true artist and I  enjoy the creation, growth  and expansion of art. Over the years I've worked with several Platinum selling recording artists as well as beginners.  The process and objective is the same:. Growth.  

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Brooklyn, NY 11216
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  • Chloe Temtchine

    Crystal Johnson has been the most influential person in my life when it comes to music. When I was 13, she became my mentor. I completely fell in love with her voice. She was like my cooler, older sister and I wanted to be just like her. She taught me how to produce music, sing, write songs and most importantly how to rely on myself when it came to the creative process. I love collaborating, but being independent and having the ability to create something from start to finish, on my own, is the greatest gift Crystal could have given me. I’m beyond grateful to her for everything that she’s taught me. Not to mention, she happens to be an amazing person and a great friend.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

My typical process for working with new students is to establish where they are vocally in terms of training and theory...  Determine the vocal range and observe breathing patterns.  

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have trained under Professor Dunn at LIU (1986) Brooklyn Campus and Chapman Roberts (Broadway Veteran)

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I can work at an hourly rate andI i also offer packages and group clssses

How did you get started teaching?

In the mudic industry, while signed to MCA as a recording artist, I was commission to vocsk coach artists sugned to the label 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with both adults and children.     R&B,  Pop, Blues,  Gospel, Jazz, House

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A recent event that I'm fond of was a live impromptu studio session with a few of my peers.  There's nothing like live music and great talent .

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I'd advise a student seeking instruction to make sure they're comfortable with the teacher.  You have to be vulnerable and transparent at times in order to develop the best in you, and confort is necessary to achieve such.  Also,  never u underestimate yourself anr your capabilities.  Repititoon develops the reputation!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are you looking to achieve?

How much time are you willing to commit?

Where do you hope to be vocally in a year?

Are you passionate about singing?

Is there a particular genre that interests you?