Crystal Barron, MM
Applied Faculty, Voice
Singer, teacher, arranger, music director, pianist, performance coach. For almost 30 years Crystal Barron has been living in the world of professional music. She is a certified MDH Breathing Coordination Practitioner, specializing in vocal health, vocal rehabilitation and holistic vocal technique. Her holistic approach to teaching incorporates mindfulness, bodywork and breathing in a deep, highly individualized way to help each student discover their own unique potential. She has studied with Brenda Reinebach, Marvellee Cariaga, Seth Riggs, and Robin De Haas. She received her Master’s in Music degree in Vocal Performance from Cal State Long Beach, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance and Music Theory from Azusa Pacific University (summa cum laude).
She has coached professional and aspiring professional singers in Pop, R&B, Indie, Musical Theatre, Country, Classical and Jazz styles and has had students as finalists of National Vocal Competitions, Semi-Finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” and National Tours of Broadway shows. She has served as a breathing coach for Olympic athletes, professional golfers and elite gymnasts.
Ms. Barron is a board member of NATS Los Angeles, a voting member of Pan-American Vocology Association, a mentor for Vocology in Practice, and a member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association and Association for Popular Music. She is the co-founder of Just Breathe, an organization dedicated to bringing balance to teaching and learning. Just Breathe offers workshops, teacher training, and multimedia mindfulness curriculum that can be integrated into any PE, science, or music prospectus.
In addition to teaching, Ms. Barron is active in the Los Angeles recording industry as a studio session singer. She owns and manages Definitely Dickens Holiday Carolers, one of Southern California’s most sought after a cappella caroling groups since 1999. In addition to teaching at Cal Baptist, Ms. Barron also owns and manages a thriving music studio in Long Beach, CrystalVoice Studio.