Crystal Boyack is a leader in early childhood violin pedagogy and is a highly sought after teacher, clinician and lecturer.
She is the author of Wee Violin - the only early childhood violin curriculum using traditional music from throughout the world.
Crystal started teaching violin, viola and orchestra at 15 years old when she founded Morgan Valley Strings, a community orchestra program. She attended Weber State University studying Music Education and University of New Mexico studying String Pedagogy. At the University of New Mexico she received her Suzuki long term teacher training from Susan Kempter.
Crystal has taught violin, viola, orchestra and early childhood music in public, private and charter school, youth symphonies, and music camps. She has served as section coach and adjudicator to the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, New Mexico All State, as well as regional and state solo and ensembles. She currently teaches at the University of New Mexico String Lab School.
She performs solo, chamber and symphonic music regularly and before taking an indefinite maternity leave, was the principle violist for the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra. She is an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the America String Teacher's Association.
In 2012 she began studying and teaching early childhood music education. She has taught Fierabend, Suzuki Early Childhood and Music Together. She has synthesized what she has learned from early childhood music and violin pedagogy in her book Wee Violin.
She currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she runs a private studio focusing on early childhood violin pedagogy as well as teaching at the University of New Mexico's String Lab School. She loves spending her time gardening, doing yoga, and playing, laughing and adventuring with her husband and four young children.