Crystalena is a vocal instructor, singer songwriter, entering her third year in the Bachelor of Music program at Carleton University focusing on Jazz – Blues-rock and songwriting, with her sights set on obtaining her Doctorate in Vocal Performance. Starting at a very young age, Crystalena studied with a variety of vocal teachers gaining her a wealth of insight on vocal techniques in pop, music theatre, rock n’ roll, rhythm and blues, indie and soul genres.
Having taught vocals, song writing and stage performance to all ages, she strives to encourage students to have fun while learning, and the importance of how to harness the voice correctly and cautiously as the vocal chords are a precious instrument. The most important skill to learn while singing is projecting your voice correctly to ensure a life full of successful singing.
Crystalena has been involved with multiple bands touring through Ontario, and local Ottawa venues as a lead singer or harmony accompanist. She has competed placing well in local singing competitions and in Ottawa Idol (2012).
With a strong passion for music she has volunteered for the past 4 years at Bluesfest as well as the Ottawa International Music Conference.