Crystal Pittman

My mother chose the piano for me when I was 5.


We are each born with an urge to express ourselves. My mother chose the piano for me when I was 5. As I grew older, I began to understand there were no short cuts to obtaining the skills required for self-expression. Now, as a music educator my goal is to assist my students in learning the fundamentals needed to express their own voice.

Piano, Voice, Trombone, Ukulele

Simply Music Teacher

B.A. Music

2016 & 2017 Teacher of the Year Recipient Steinway Piano Gallery Charlotte


Crystal is a classically trained pianist and jazz trombonist who studied under the instruction of Joyce Harwood and Alma Rae Tucciarone before majoring in music at Pfeiffer University. While attending Pfeiffer she performed in the Jazz Band, Wind Symphony and Gospel Choir and was a Bonner Scholar, committed to community service. She started a music program at the Albemarle Senior Center and volunteered at schools across Stanly County, tutoring at risk students in math and reading. She studied jazz trombone under the instruction of renowned academic, author, educator, international trombonist and Fulbright Scholar, Tom Smith and piano underneath prolific composer and recording artist, Dr. David Palmer. 

Crystal started 7Keys Music in 2008 and expanded her experience to teaching preschool music classes, developed a curriculum for group piano classes, and has worked as curriculum coordinator and teaching artist for Musical Minds. She is a member of several professional music affiliations such as Music Teachers National Association, North Carolina Music Teachers Association, and Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum. 

In 2016 and 2017, Crystal was recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award, presented by Steinway & Sons Piano Gallery-Charlotte. Crystal has two girls, Marley (7) and Arina (5).