Erica Guidorz
Cranberry Township, PA
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Erica Guidorz

Erica G.

Cranberry Township, PA
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching and performing on the French horn for 15+ years. My students have ranged in age from 10 years old to 60 years old! I have worked with students on many different skill levels and have seen much growth in those students. My lessons are centered around building a routine that will further your musical journey while having as much fun as possible!

About Erica G.

My name is Erica Guidroz. I am a French horn and Trumpet teacher in the North hills of Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to this position, I taught in Fort Worth ISD in Texas as the Head Band Director at Stripling Middle School for two years and at Young Men's Leadership Academy for two years. At both schools, the bands earned UIL sweepstakes trophies/ratings and many individual student awards. Before teaching in Fort Worth ISD, I worked with 6th-12th grade French horn students in the Southeast Texas area. Many of my students placed high in region competitions and received high marks for solo performances.

I received my bachelors degree in Music Education from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas where I studied under the direction of Dr. Scott Deppe and Dr. Robert Culbertson. During my time at Lamar University, I had the privilege of performing with outstanding, world class musicians such as Ronald and Avis Romm and Alllen Vizzutti.

I have also performed with many ensembles including the Lamar University Brass Quintet, the Symphony of Southeast Texas, and the Mansfield Wind Symphony.

Outside of the work place, I enjoy spending my time with family and serving at the local church I attend, New Horizon Church in Cranberry Township, PA.

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Alex
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amazing teacher made me want to learn more.

Posted Oct 12, 2021
Harvey
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Made such a huge contribution to my son’s confidence. He had wanted to play trumpet for almost a year now and Erica met him where he was skill level wise and helped him build on that.

Posted Mar 11, 2021
Micah
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Thanks for a great intro to trumpet! Can’t wait for the next lesson!

Posted Oct 7, 2020
Mitchell
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Really great, very enthusiastic and connected easily with my son for his first lesson. Looking forward to continuing lessons.

Posted Sep 28, 2020
Brendan
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Great first lesson! Erica is a Very knowledgeable and patient teacher. she Had great suggestions and guidance during lesson and my son is excited to take what he has learned so far and put it into practice to make him a better French horn player

Posted Sep 22, 2020
Whitney P.
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Thanks Ms. Erica!!!

Posted Aug 27, 2020
Caleb
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My lesson with Erica was such an encouraging time. Not only does she know her instrument craft very well, but her actual teaching skills were professional level. This is what stood out the most. Many people can tell you about instruments because they “are a professional musician”, but she can actually teach you how to become a musician.
She taught the lesson in a way that kept me engaged and kept it from feeling like a simple “private lesson”. Her humor and personality were infectious. Ask her about her “big booty Judy whole rests”.

I always leave with a task to take home and practice that builds upon the previous lessons. It’s encouraging seeing someone that has organized their teaching in such a way that the student can follow along and see their own improvement each week. Grateful for someone who cares about her students growth along with the music itself.

Posted Aug 19, 2020
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Experience

Music Instructor
Aug 2020 - Present

Lessons By Erica G.

Online and in person private music studio in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.

Head Band Director - Stripling Middle School
Jun 2018 - Jun 2020

Fort Worth ISD

Head Band Director – Fort Worth, TX • Band earned UIL Sweepstakes ratings • Students earned positions in Region 5 Band & in FWISD Honor Band

Head Band Director - Young Men's Leadership Academy
Jul 2016 - Jul 2018

Fort Worth ISD

Head Band Director – Fort Worth, TX • Band earned UIL Sweepstakes ratings • Students earned positions in Region 5 Band & division one ratings on solos

French Horn Private Music Instructor
Aug 2014 - May 2016

Nederland ISD

French horn Lesson Instructor – Nederland, TX Students earned positions in Region 10 Band Students earned division one ratings on solos and ensembles

French Horn Private Music Instructor
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Little Cypress Mauriceville ISD

French horn Lesson Instructor – Little Cypress, TX Students earned positions in Region 10 Band Students earned first division ratings on solos and ensembles

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Music Education
Aug 2012 - May 2016

Lamar University

High School Diploma
Aug 2008 - May 2012

Nederland High School

Certifications

Music, PK-12
May 2020

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Certification earned through state tests
Music, EC-12
May 2016

Lamar University

Certification earned in fulfillment of coursework and state testing

Awards

The Diane Baker Service Award
May 2016

Lamar University Band

Affiliations

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association
Jun 2020
PMEA is a statewide nonprofit organization of over 4,500 members, dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians. The present membership evolved from a small group of band directors dating from 1933. Today, the organization includes those engaged in music instruction at all levels, from preschool through college and university, as well as those in the music industry, merchandising and publishing. The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning and performance as well as promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities. PMEA is affiliated with The National Association for Music Education, NAfME.
Texas Music Educators Association
Aug 2016
Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.
Phi Kappa Lambda
May 2016
The purpose of this Society is to provide an organization dedicated to the furtherance of music in education and education in music in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, which offer music degree programs in one or more fields. The primary objective of the Society is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.

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