Erin Roberts

Erin R.

San Diego, CA

About Erin R.

Background check: Last verified 06/02/2016
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Erin teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: January 2007
Last sign in: 3 days ago


Express yourself! Learn to use your voice as a natural, comfortable instrument to express your creativity. Students will learn how to expand their vocal range, increase vocal projection, power and agility, how to read notation and phrasing, how to access the power of breathing, how to read and sing in foreign languages, how to act and deliver a song's message, how to audition for musical and theatre opportunities, and how to stay calm under performance pressure.

Erin's teaching philosophy falls between technique, structure, and creative freedom, a delicate balance which is a key to successful instruction in the performing arts. Students are encouraged to use theatre and music as an outlet for personal expression, healing, processing difficult topics, and channeling creative energies. A typical lesson consists of physical and vocal warm ups, exercises targeted to correcting vocal weaknesses, ear training, theory, and developing a portfolio of performance-ready songs that vary in genre, style and difficulty.

Erin remains an active performer while teaching, as the “teaching artist model” is truly the most beneficial to students. It is essential that teaching professionals remain on the cutting edge of industry trends and bring external resources back to their students.

Erin holds a B.A. from University of Minnesota in Vocal Performance, is currently working on her M.A. in Education from National University, and has been teaching since 2007. Erin is an active performer, educator and entrepreneur whose participation in the vocal arts and theatre community has a wide span. Solo and ensemble performances include "Le Nozze di Figaro," "Rent," "The Mikado," "Heidi," "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," choral performances with the San Diego Symphony, Sacra Profana, private events and jazz/cabaret shows. Erin has taught in private, community, and K-12 settings, including Gymboree, Young Audiences of San Diego, Junior Theatre of Balboa Park, San Diego Unified School District, and Cajon Valley School District. In 2007 Erin founded Prodigy School of Arts, a school for the visual and performing arts in La Jolla, CA, which she sold to new ownership in 2013. In her spare time Erin enjoys surfing, yoga, travel, languages, and dance in her spare time.

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Musical director
Sep 2015 - Present
San Diego Unified School District

Associate director for high school musical theatre productions Point Loma High School, Clairemont High School, and Thurgood Marshall Middle School. Responsibilities include music direction of all solo and ensemble numbers, accompaniment, orchestral and/or choral integration, digital track alignment, foundational vocal training, scene study and character development.

Lead vocal instructor
Jan 2007 - Nov 2013
Prodigy School of Arts

Group and private instructor for piano, vocals, speaking and acting.

Classroom music instructor
Sep 2007 - Jun 2012
San Diego Unified School District, Cajon Valley School District

Instrumental, vocal, and acting instruction for public school settings, including music history, theory, instrumental technique, scene and song study, and cross-curriculum lessons.

Music and art instructor
Feb 2009 - Aug 2009
Gymboree of Solana Beach

Classroom instructor for ages 6 months to 4 years, in music and art classes designed for Mommy-and-Me.

Music and acting instructor
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
Junior Theatre of Balboa Park

Curriculum design and classroom instruction for musical theatre summer camps, ages 5-17. Vocal training, music theory, scene study, character development, choreography, staging, and final presentation.


Master of Arts, Education
Jan 2017 - Present
National University
Bachelor of Arts, Vocal Performance
Sep 2003 - Jun 2006
University of Minnesota

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Certificate of Expressive Arts Therapy (Level 1)
Jan 2013
Expressive Arts Institute of San Diego

Teaching Certification
Jan 2010
Music Together

Preschool music instuction


Lead instructor, Certificate of Excellence
Jan 2010
Prodigy School of Arts


Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Jan 2015

The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) is a comprehensive non-profit professional membership organization. Founded in 1986, ATHE serves the interests of its diverse individual and organizational members, including college and university theatre departments and administrators, educators, graduate students, and theatre practitioners

National Association of Teachers of Singing
Jan 2010

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2007

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

3 Reviews on Erin R.

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Dave B. Oct 9, 2015
Verified Student · Speaking Voice · In home
Maximum Kudos. Greatly exceeded expectations. Erin knowledgeably explains complex concepts thoroughly and in terms I could easily understand--and put to use. She diligently follows up each lesson with a complete recap of topics as well as helpful exercises to prepare for the next lesson. At the initial lesson Erin immediately discerned several basic voice characteristics on which I could work. I have complete trust in her and unreservedly recommend Erin to anyone wishing to improve their speaking voice.
Gina Jul 22, 2015
· Vocal Training · In studio
Erin was our daughter's first vocal teacher. She not only gained a great foundation in singing, but also learned to greatly increase her vocal range! Erin was always personable, patient, knowledgeable and encouraging! We recommend her highly!!
Timothy Jul 18, 2015
· Singing · In studio
Erin taught piano and singing to our two daughters for 4 years. She cultivated and inspired their love of music, piano, singing. Erin delivered excellent results. She made it fun for our children, but also pushed them to their full potential. Erin is extremely personable, extremely smart, extremely inspiring.
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