Erin W.

Erin W.

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17 Reviews
Astoria, NY

About Erin W.

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Male Ages Taught: 4 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 4 to 99

Overview

About VOICE: I firmly believe that with the right training, anyone can sing! We all have the instrument built-in after all! Are you tone deaf? I can fix that. Crack on high notes? I can fix that. Nasal? Hoarse? Can't hold long notes? All of these are common vocal problems that can be easily be solved through guidance and practice. Trust me, no one ever regretted taking voice lessons!

About PIANO: How often do you sit down at a piano and wish you could just place your hands on the piano and magically create beautiful music? Piano is a challenging skill, but certainly not impossible. Learning to play the piano, even if it's never mastered, is such an incredible joy. Learning piano helps you to improve so many other skills as well, such as singing, any other instrument, and even math!

About ME: After completing my Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at North Park University in Chicago, I moved here to NYC in 2010 to pursue my loves of music, acting, and education. Currently, I work as a Teaching Artist through Wingspan Arts, act in short films, and sing in concerts, operas, and musical theater productions around the city. I have been teaching acting, modeling, voice, and piano to children and adults of all ages for the last seven years. My goal is to professionally fuse my passion for music, theater, and education while continuing to learn, grow, and share the beauty and magic of the arts with others.

In my free time I enjoy movies, Broadway shows, cooking, exploring New York City, rock climbing, and swimming with sharks!

*** Lesson Details ***
For kids and adults alike, learning either voice or piano, I believe that you learn a lot more, and a lot faster when you feel comfortable and are having fun. With me, you will find an instructor who is patient, professional, motivating, challenging, and above all, encouraging. And fun. Did I mention fun?!

For voice students I like to use a mix of Broadway, Classical, and Popular music, depending on your needs and desires as a singer. I always assign a "teaching song" (a song that is good for training your voice) and a "fun song" (a song of your choice that you would like to sing just for fun!).

For piano students I like to use the Piano Adventures series by Faber & Faber. These are fun musical pieces, most of which are adapted from familiar classical works that have been arranged to teach you a certain technique.

For both, I always incorporate a balance of technique, music theory, and creative interpretation.

For acting students, it completely depends on your goals! We will work on different types of scripts, audition technique, and business skills for getting started in the real world!

Each lesson will likely involve warm-ups, games, reviews, new concepts, rehearsal, coaching, assignments, and rewards.

During our lessons, we will set short-term and long-term goals based on what you want to accomplish as a musician, what you expect from me, and what I feel you should be working on. I believe rewards are definitely appropriate!

Each one of the you has your own unique voice, hands, and ideas of what music means to you. My job is to get to know you and your musical self, and then design exercises and songs that will specifically fulfill your needs as a musician. Skill and technique are extremely important when learning to sing or play a musical instrument, but we must never forget what drew us to music in the first place! While we work on technique, we will also be discussing creativity, and the art of self expression, and have tons of fun in the process!

*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.

Photos and Videos

This is my demo reel for acting! There aren't many samples of me singing, but you can check out my Audio Demo!

Experience

Teaching Artist Sep 2010 - Present
Wingspan Arts

New York City, NY

I teach various after school arts classes to elementary aged students. Classes include:

Broadway Bound
Mini Mozart
Music to my Ears
Poetry Slam

Private Instructor Jan 2008 - Present
Studio of Erin Noelle W.

New York City, NY
and Chicago, IL

Private voice, piano, and acting lessons to students ages 4 to 63!

Private Voice Instructor Oct 2011 - Jun 2013
Acting Out!

Brooklyn, NY

I taught private voice lessons to kids of all ages and prepared them for school auditions. I also taught voice classes to younger kids.

Teacher, Coach Apr 2006 - Sep 2010
Royal Model Management

Chicago, IL

I taught acting classes to kids ages 4 to 24. I also prepared and coached kids for the IMTA competition in NYC and LA.

I also assisted in running auditions for Talent Agents and Casting Directors in NYC, LA, and Chicago.

Private Piano and Voice Instructor Aug 2009 - Aug 2010
Allegro Music Academy

Lemont, IL

I taught private piano and voice lessons to school aged children. I also taught group piano classes to young kids.

Education

MM Vocal Performance and Pedagogy Aug 2006 - May 2010
North Park University
BA Communications: Theater, Acting, and Media Studies Aug 2001 - Dec 2004
Wheaton College

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

1st Place: Team Sing Jul 2009
International Model and Talent Association

Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 17 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Teacher Ever!! Erin is a great teacher. I have learned a lot and feel that I have improved so much as a singer because of her. She makes you feel comfortable, and every class is loads of fun. I look forward to Mondays because it means I get to go to singing class. You can't find a better teacher than Erin! March 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful experience! I started taking lessons with Erin a few months ago, after balking at the idea for a while because I'm shy. So glad! Erin is incredibly vibrant and motivating. Every lesson is a lot of fun, but also very productive. I can't wait to continue! March 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Empowering Young Adults I just wanted to say that the confidence that my daughter has in her singing ability is awesome. I love Erin, her personality, her youthfulness and the way she makes my daughter feel special. Thanks so much for bringing us together TakeLessons! :) Blanca March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by "She's the best! She's the best!" Well, that's what my daughter started shouting when I asked her what she thought of Ms. Erin. I tend to agree -- Erin shows a wonderful combination of rigor and fun, allowing the kids to be kids but not get away with wasting time. She also hits the right balance between teaching theory and teaching practical playing technique. My daughter loved piano lessons so much that last year, she started studying voice with Erin, as well. We've been with Erin for a few years now, and if my daughter has her way, we will be with her "forever." :-) March 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Teacher Erin is very friendly and knowledgeable. She's gives clear explanations and makes it fun to learn. Its been a great experience so far. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Voice Coach Thanks to Erin my daughter is coming out of her shell more and more each day. Her singing has improved & she has gained SO MUCH CONFIDENCE in herself! I look forward to cheering her on at her 2nd recital this year. Erin is very warm and has a very friendly personality which makes my daughter feel comfortable when singing. I highly recommend Erin :) THANK YOU SO MUCH! May 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great learning experience with Erin I am a real beginner and Erin makes learning piano really accessible for me. I certainly look forward to continue learning with Erin.b February 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Erin is very friendly Take lessons is a nice way out , i don't have to think about it from the payments to the squedules. September 6, 2012