Erin Keppner
Chicago, IL
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Erin Keppner

Erin K.

Chicago, IL
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Ten years of experience teaching flute, piccolo, and music theory to beginner, intermediate-advanced school age, early college and adult students. My primary goal is to pass on an appreciation and joy for music making to my students. Communication, respect and positivity are important elements present in all of my lessons. I devote time to expanding and stabilizing fundamental skills, as well as learning and experimenting with new techniques. I enjoy challenging my students with new repertoire regularly in order to keep them interested and engaged. I also make sure students always have access to "fun" songs, or pieces they want to play. I strongly believe music lessons should be a growing experience for students at all levels, and tailor each student's lessons to their individual goals.

About Erin K.

I am currently finishing up my Masters of Music degree at DePaul University in Chicago, where I study flute performance with the principal flutist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. I previously completed my Bachelor of Music from the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York City. I am originally from Buffalo, New York, and have performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on numerous occasions. My goal is to have a position in a professional symphony orchestra, in combination with my own private teaching studio.

To me, teaching is a way for me to give back and pass on everything I have been taught to more flutists and musicians. I want everyone to experience the joy of music, and the satisfaction of accomplishing their musical goals.

I have been teaching private flute/piccolo lessons for almost 10 years. In that time, I have started many beginner students, as well as help advanced students prepare for auditions, competitions and performances. I have taught lessons in public school programs, as well as private music schools. I also have experience with music theory tutoring. I have tutored undergraduate college students in theory, sight singing, and dictation. I have also prepped several high school students for the AP Music Theory exam.

I am extremely passionate about what I do with music and teaching, and hope we can work together soon!

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Christine
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Erin is a kind and compassionate woman as well as a terrific flutist. I am very fortunate to work with her!

Posted Jul 19, 2020
Tatiana, flutist
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I am an accomplished flutist and teacher myself - and over the years I have seen many fine teachers and players. Not many people can truly be considered experts in both, and Erin definitely demonstrates her fine artistry and intimate knowledge of flute pedagogy time and again. I have witnessed her perform in both capacities, and any student studying under her should feel at ease, knowing they will have a top notch education.

Posted Jul 17, 2020
Hailey
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Erin makes lessons exciting and fun. She always has an answer to my questions, and brings enthusiasm and energy to each lesson. She helped me master my scales, and I have improved my sound greatly, She has helped me to love the flute!

Posted Jul 17, 2020
Jennifer
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My son has taken lessons from several different teachers and by far Erin is the best. In just a few lessons she is able to greatly improve his sound and quality. He really enjoys his lessons and she makes it fun for him, allowing him to pick songs he loves.

Posted Jul 17, 2020
Michael T.
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Erin is a kind teacher who really tailors each lesson to what I want to get better at and what I enjoy. She’s always prepared with new materials that I look forward to each week. Her experience really shines through and I couldn’t be happier with our lessons!

Posted Jul 17, 2020
Katie
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Erin is an experienced, knowledgeable teacher. She keeps lessons exciting and fun, and is very encouraging. She is personable, kind, and truly cares about her students. I highly recommend!

Posted Jul 16, 2020
Jennifer
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Erin is a longtime friend of mine from music school. When I worked another job over the summer, Erin took over my flute studio in my absence. Erin instilled sustained practice standards, new methods for solving problems in their pieces, and most importantly, my students reported back to me that they had a lot of FUN in her lessons. Erin maintains her joy for music and the flute in and out of the practice room, and it is especially evident in her teaching. While she is a good friend of mine, I believe that I’m not biased in saying that anyone who chooses to take lessons with her will learn valuable skills, discipline, and joys that will sustain them throughout their flute playing years and their life.

Posted Jul 16, 2020

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Experience

Music Lesson Teacher
Jul 2014 - Present

Iroquois Central School's Summer Music Program

Seasonal Summer position. Flute teacher at Iroquois Central Schools, students ages 9-16. Worked with students on fundamental techniques, preparation for county and state wide competitions, and music of the student's choosing.

Flute/Piccolo Instructor
Sep 2011 - Present

Private

Private flute and piccolo lessons to students ranging from young elementary students to adults. Experience teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Focus on building fundamentals such as tone, articulation and finger work, as well as learning etudes and standard repertoire.

Music Theory and Aural Skills Tutor
Sep 2018 - Aug 2019

Aaron Copland School of Music- Queens College

Tutored undergraduate students in Theory I-VI, as well as sight singing and dictation. Helped students master concepts of harmony and counterpoint, as well as strengthen their ear training.

Music Teacher
Dec 2018 - Jul 2019

Rhythm NY

Music Theory teacher for students ranging ages 4-12. Group lessons with class sizes of 3-8 students. Fundamental concepts such as key signatures, intervals, chords, harmony and aural skills covered.

Education

Masters of Music
Sep 2019 - Present

DePaul University

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2015 - May 2019

Aaron Copland School of Music- Queens College

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