I believe that every child deserves the chance to learn & grow through joyful music making!

Crystal Pridmore has been teaching music for 15 years as a private voice instructor, secondary choir director, early childhood music specialist, and PreK-8 general music teacher.

She currently runs the general music, choral, and strings program for PreK-6th grade students at Finney Elementary School.

She holds a BA in Music Education and MA in Teaching from Point Loma Nazarene University, and California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music. She actively serves throughout the community as a singer and choir member, and frequently collaborates with other musicians in various capacities. She is the creator and co-host of the Chaotic Harmony podcast, chronicling the reestablishment of music programs in Chula Vista Elementary School District after a 30 year absence of arts education.

Crystal offers a range of music educator workshops nationwide on elemental music and movement through the Orff Shulwerk approach incorporating Social Emotional Learning, Cross Curricular Arts Integration, online teaching and learning strategies, classroom management, and integrating puppets, ukulele, and children's books into the K-12 music classroom.

In addition, Crystal has completed 3 levels of certification in Orff-Schulwerk, serves as the San Diego American Orff Schulwerk Association Chapter President Elect, and is the Vice President of the American Center for Elemental Music and Movement. She is a current member of CMEA (California Music Educators Association), NAfME (National Association for Music Education), and AOSA (American Orff Schulwerk Association). She is the recipient of the 2020 CMEA Southern Boarder Section Elementary Music Specialist Fortissimo Award and was a Semifinalist for the 2020 GRAMMY Music Educator Award. Crystal is also the Director of Music Education Advocacy for the Music for Every School Foundation.

Find out more about the work she does in Chula Vista by watching the following application videos she made for the GRAMMY foundation.

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