NOTES Lessons offered in piano, flute, beginning guitar, beginning ukulele, and drums. My goal is to teach my students to read music notation and apply those reading skills toward learning music the student wishes to play. I use traditional lesson books which include basic theory in conjunction with individualized song choices to keep my students motivated and engaged. Please contact me to sign up.
Studied Music at Sierra College and CSU Chico Professional experience:
Private Piano Instructor (2004-present)
35 years of piano playing/performance
Paradise High School Choir Accompanist (2021-present)
Wedding & Special Event Pianist (1994-present)
Tea-time Pianist: Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park 2003
Accompanist: Vocal Students of Dr. Yeh and Dr. Shultz, Chico State 2008-2012
Event Pianist: Bird Street Cafe 2011-2012
Proud vendor serving the following Charter Schools, both online and in-person:
IEM Charter Schools: (South Sutter, Ocean Grove & Sky Mountain)
Sequoia Grove Charter Alliance: (Clarksville, Feather River, & Lake View)
Cottonwood Charter School
Hearthstone Charter School
If your school is not listed here, please contact me or your school to begin the onboarding process.
Kind words from families I have the pleasure of knowing through music: ~My kids started at Notes & Knots at the beginning of the school year 2022. Cristal and her studio are both very inviting. She makes your kids feel welcome and safe. I have watched a love of learning music arise in my children this year. They have made significant progress in their musical journeys. My family has participated in guitar, piano, choir, orchestra, and rhythm. I highly recommend this wonderful Oroville vendor. - K. Hoskins -We love Ms. Cristal! My daughter takes both music and vocal lessons through Cristal and she is so excited to come to class every week. Cristal is a lover of the arts and that love shines through in her lessons and the manner she teaches. She is so encouraging and patient with her students. I highly recommend Cristal for all things musical. Your child will leave a lover of the arts! -A. Adams -Cristal is the best! Both of my boys take piano lessons from her and they are thriving and having a blast! Cristal is so patient and lets the kids decide what song they want to learn next so that they are always engaged. I'd recommend her to anyone wanting to learn to play music and have fun at the same time! - V. Hughes