Teacher Feature showcases the incredible journeys and accomplishments of SoundLife mentors that you may or may not be familiar with, but should be!
Krystal Johnson is an incredible asset to the SoundLife Community, bringing virtuosity, experience, and an inspiring attitude to every lesson she teaches. As an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Krystal is highly proficient on the piano, trumpet, and other brass instruments. She's also an accomplished vocalist.
Born in Cleveland, OH, Krystal’s musical journey led her to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where she received a full scholarship. During her time at Berklee, Krystal participated in the Beantown Jazz Festival three years in a row, performing alongside jazz legends such as Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, The New York Voices, and more.
After graduation, Krystal relocated to Atlanta, GA, to continue pursuing her dreams. While in Atlanta, she had the opportunity to perform with Beyonce and Coldplay in Super Bowl 50. She also worked with Solange Knowles, Train, and Musiq Soulchild. Since moving to L.A. Krystal has performed on the Grammy’s, the Oscars, Coachella, and has toured around the globe with Janelle Monáe
Aside from being an accomplished instrumentalist, Krystal is also a composer with a lengthy resume of placements in both TV and Film. She relocated from Atlanta to Los Angeles to further her composition career and has since had placements on E! Television and on the Oxygen Network.
As an instructor, Krystal brings an advanced knowledge of chordal harmony, improvisation, and theory. She is well-versed in jazz, R&B, pop, blues, and classical music, as well as writing and recording. This amazing versatility allows her to craft a unique and individualized approach to each student, ensuring that they have the right information and the proper pathway to reach their musical goals.
We feel incredibly fortunate that Krystal is a member of the SoundLife team and is committed to helping us achieve our mission to educate, inspire, and unite through an immersive music education. It's part of our commitment to our students to ensure that our instructors are both teachers and trusted mentors and that they are continually working toward their own personal goals as well. Krystal exemplifies all these qualities and more, and her student’s can’t help but be inspired by her journey!