Eric is a multi-talented multi-instrumentalist and media professional with a passion for inspiring students through music. His knowledge and expertise are diverse, ranging from music performance and audio production to radio programming and video editing. Eric has a BA in Music and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a decade of experience as a working musician, and over seven years of teaching experience with students from ages 9 to 60. When he's not teaching, Eric performs bass and vocals in The Nines, the Northwest's premier party band, working as an audio engineer and session musician at Mirror Sound Studios, and hosting the Grateful Dead Hour and Backtracks on KBCS-FM.Show More
Eric is by far the best instructor I have ever had. He's patient, reliable and just one hell of a good person. Good luck brother.
Rangers Lead the Way
Eric is one of the best instructors I have ever had. He's patient and very helpful. I plan to take guitar lessons from Eric.
Eric was very willing to work with me on my concerns with the last lesson, and alter this lessons to fit my needs. He was also very perceptive in where I am at in and where I would like to be on my understanding for growth in certain areas and catered the lesson accordingly, yet still stayed on track.Show More
Great introductory lesson with Eric!
Very personable! got right into the basics with a friendly style.
Eric is great, my son is actually enjoying his lessons practicing and getting better.
As an experienced player Eric seems phenomenal, looking forward to working with him!
Super knowledgeable and easy to learn from!
Great energy and great teacher. Looking forward to learning more from him!
He is a really great teacher with super good music knowledge.
My 9 year old son really enjoys his lessons with Eric. Eric makes learning to play an instrument fun and approachable.
Eric was great with Nathan! He was calm and Nathan thinks he is very cool. Though Nathan is only 6, Eric was very patient and I think that Nathan really enjoyed his first lesson.
Eric is awesome
I have been working with Eric for over a year, and I would highly recommend him as a bass teacher. He has a good balance between fundamentals (scales, modes, fingering techniques) and learning songs. He brings songs from a variety of genres (some familiar to me and others not) but is always ready to work with me on a song that I find appealing.
Eric obviously enjoys music and wants his students to enjoys it. He knows that I learn best when I enjoy what I'm doing and am motivated to work by that enjoyment. If I struggle with one approach he will use a different one to get to the same end goal.
Eric pushes me to do more than just learn what others may have done, but to improvise and try to make my own parts. He is encouraging even when my fumbling efforts fall far short of my own expectations.
Eric helped me with guitar and Pro Tools. The lessons were very useful as I was recording demos which eventually turned into an EP. Eric helped me learn how I could add tracks to work I had already recorded in Chicago so we were able to work out some vocal harmonies and layers. The result was great. Once schedule allows I plan on resuming lessons if possible!Show More
Eric is a great bass teacher, who has been teaching me for almost a year now. He is passionate and very knowledgeable about bass guitar. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a good bass teacher.
awesome and funky bass teacher
Eric is an amazing bass teacher. He has great taste in music and he KILLS it on the bass. His funky grooves inspired me to practice for hours everyday. His music taste is very diverse, so if you have a song you want to learn he will probably be able to teach it to you. He also has a very keen ear and will teach you the skills you need to develop your ear so that you can jam.
If you want to rock at bass, definitely call Eric.
Eric performs audio engineering, production, and mixing at numerous professional studios. Using a combination of digital and analog equipment, and his skills as a musician and communicator, he helps clients realize their vision and create high-quality recordings.
The Nines are the Northwest's premier party band, performing at weddings, private events, casinos, and clubs all over Washington State and beyond. We've performed at venues like the WaMu Theater, The Moore, and New Years Eve at the Seattle Center.
Eric has been working professionally as a bassist and vocalist for over nine years. His experiance ranges from the stage to the studio and everything in between. He currently performs with Seattle's top party band The Nines, named the best wedding reception band of 2015 by Seattle Bride Magazine.
University of California Santa Barbara
Fluent / Native Proficiency
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