Algebra

Levels Taught: Elementary - College

About Erin T.

Background Check: Last verified 06/14/2013
Erin passed a background check on 06/14/2013 that included the following:
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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99

Overview

My name is Erin, and I'm a professional brass instrumentalist and singer who has been gigging and teaching lessons in the metro area for more than ten years.

I am completing a degree in music performance at Wayne State University, with a focus on French horn performance and a secondary focus in classical singing.

*** Lesson Details ***
Brass instruments are more difficult than most music lovers are aware; the question I'm most asked by beginners, is: "It only has three buttons; does it play more than three notes?" As your instructor, I can help you access the power and control in your embouchure to achieve accurate notes and a clear tone throughout the practical range of your instrument. We'll also work on ear training, so that not only is every partial correct every time, but you'll be able to listen in to the predominant pitch of your band and orchestra and play in tune more often! In the first six months, we'll prepare a solo from the classical repertoire that you can use for school and chair auditions, band festivals or performance opportunities.

In addition to brass instruments, I also offer voice training. When we begin vocal lessons, I'll want to know about your musical background: your preferences and passions. Whether your dream is to become the next Reality Show Idol or to serenade teary-eyed fans with golden country oldies at the Grand Ole Opry, I can help you train your voice to produce the warmest tone and most accurate pitch. I can help you learn the fundamentals of singing using classic methods, then we can apply those basics to get you performing your favorite music in front of an audience.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Computer with recording and instant playback capability
Printer and CD burner for making instant home practice materials
Six octave Casio keyboard
Separate quiet seating area for parents and chaperons
Ample parking
Tools and supplies for quick instrument repairs

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical horn solo and orchestral repertory literature, along with popular works for military band (Holst, Grainger, Anderson, Swearingen, et al). In lessons, I stress basics of embouchure and breath support, as well as rhythm and pitch exercises. With that as a foundation, a musician will have an easier time adapting to a variety of styles.

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February 1st, 2014

Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Malachi's Vocal Coaching I took my son to Erin when he expressed an interest in singing. She was knowledgable, courteous and extremely hospitable. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to learn more about the ins and outs of the music world! December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by A great teacher I've recently started taking classes with Erin. She's a wonderful teacher who knows her trade. She is very patient, encouraging, and accommodating. Since I'm a complete novice, it's really good to have a professional guiding the way. April 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hi Erin,Dayna has been practicing every day, mostly that song from Guys and Dolls.She has played the piano a few times also.She aced the band concert, on the clarinet.She likes you and seems to be gaining confidence in her voice. May 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Student I'm taking one-on-one voice lessons with Erin. She is very easy to work with. She is very focused on you and customizes each lesson by bringing written or CD practice exercises that help iron out your specific "kinks." In my case we work on my favorite songs which helps keep me engaged. I would recommend Erin without hesitation. April 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent! October 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by voice student In just the few weeks of instructions with Erin, I have already improved upon many aspects of my vocal abilities. Even though I have been singing in choirs for many years, Erin has taught me so much more. I have learned to increase my volume while still maintaining proper breathing. Also, learning the scale and notes on the piano, I am now able to bring my notes in the proper key!! Besides Erin showing a very well educated and postive persona, she was an absolute joy to be with. We had a great deal of fun and shared many laughs. I wish her the best in her future teaching! September 23, 2011