Erin Walker
Portland, OR
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Erin Walker

Erin W.

Portland, OR
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Beginning piano lessons taught to kids ages 5 and up, and adults studying music for the first time. 90 min option added for multiple students going back-to-back.

About Erin W.

I have a Master's in Vocal Performance from Portland State University, and a Bachelor's from Northern Arizona University.

I teach voice lessons to kids, teenagers, and adults, ranging in ability from beginner to experienced. I help beginning students learn to match pitch and read notes on the staff. My voice students learn to sing with purer vowels, increased breath support, and to access greater vocal range.

I teach beginning piano to all ages. I teach students as young as 5 as long as they are able to stay focused for the duration of a half hour lesson. Most of my piano students are in the 7 -10 range, but I teach some beginning adults as well.

All students are online for now, but I may open up my home studio again, once it is safe.

*** Lesson Details ***
Voice students will learn to improve their technique through proper breathing, correct vowels, space, and resonance. I teach repertoire based on the students' interest, but I am well versed in classical and operatic repertoire in English, French, German, and Italian, as well as some musical theater and jazz. I also teach pop and Disney songs for those who are interested. I can help you improve your technique for whatever style of music you want to sing. For adults, I recommend an hour voice lesson. For kids, I recommend a half hour voice lesson, and half hour of piano if they are not already taking it.

Piano students will learn to read music, play with correct form, learn scales, and improve their musicianship skills. I teach out of lesson books (mostly Faber) to improve technique, but I want students to learn supplemental pieces that are fun for them as well. For piano beginners, I recommend 30 minutes. Once the student is a little more experienced, I like to have them for 45 minutes.

I hope to share with you the same joy I get from making music!

*** Studio Equipment ***
My studio at home has a piano, my music library, a large mirror for aiding the student in observing their vocal habits.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching classical art songs and musical theater.

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Lynn
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Posted Oct 27, 2020
Reetha Binu
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Posted Sep 10, 2020
Matt
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Posted Jun 30, 2020
Melisa C.
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Posted Jun 6, 2020
Annelisa W.
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Very good learning experience with Erin. Great at explaining in a way that makes sense and helps me to improve. Definitely an enjoyable experience.

Posted Apr 4, 2020
Juliana E P.
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Posted Apr 2, 2020
Deshawn M.
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Idk

Posted Mar 30, 2020
Lynn
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Posted Mar 24, 2020
Francis R.
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Erin is the best piano teacher anyone has, had, or will have. She is so kind, and i love the lessons she gives me, because they are super super thorough, and i am just so, happy, glad, and grateful for my choice. let me tell you, i did not make a mistake choosing Erin. LET'S HEAR IT FOR ERIN!!!

(the above was written by an eight year old - the editors)

Posted Mar 16, 2020
Clara B.
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Granddaughter reports her lesson was excellently

Posted Jan 3, 2020
Dani B.
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She got straight into the singing and made me feel very comfortable!! Loved it! It was my first experience with singing lessons and it couldn’t have gone any better:)

Posted Jun 18, 2019
Kedar K.
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Great lesson, learned lots of personal tips.

Posted May 3, 2019
Abby
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Erin is great, highly recommend her!

Posted Mar 24, 2019
Katie R.
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Her home/studio was difficult to find! Lesson seemed to go well.

Posted Dec 3, 2018
Miriam
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I'm learning so much having lessons with Erin. She's a great teacher!

Posted Jul 24, 2018
Noura P.
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She is absolutely awesome, very knowlagabl and great with kids. My son loves her lessons.

Posted Jul 13, 2018
Potrin P.
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She is absolutely great, my 6 years old son had a blast and we are so excited.

Posted May 19, 2018
Debra K.
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Posted Apr 19, 2018
Mariah
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Erin is extremely patient and talented in her abilities to work with a five year old. I'm very pleased to have found someone like her.

Posted Mar 21, 2018
Dave L.
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Just started, however, Erin is very polite friendly and patient. knows her topic well....

Posted Mar 12, 2018
Trinity K.
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I enjoyed how patient she was with me. She has an amazing voice!

Posted Nov 16, 2017
Paige C.
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My granddaughter, Payge is the one taking piano
lessons. According to her, Erin is an excellent teacher.
She’s fun, easygoing and friendly. Payge loves her a lot.

Hazel

Posted Nov 7, 2017
Cheri R.
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Posted May 2, 2017
Katheryne U.
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Great first lesson! I feel like I learned a lot about technique and pronunciation. I get really nervous to sing in front of people but Erin made me feel comfortable. I definitely recommend her if you want to not only sing better but also learn the lingo, techniques, and theory. Looking forward to our next lesson :)

Posted Apr 17, 2017
anastasia
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awsome and caring

Posted Mar 28, 2017
Bell
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Bell loved the lesson.
Thank you!

Posted Sep 16, 2016
Emma
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I have had three lessons with Erin so far and she is great. She is nice and funny!

Posted Sep 13, 2016
Abby
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Abby was shy when she started. Erin was patient with her. I never used Skype before so it was an expedient me

Posted Aug 22, 2016
George L.
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I had 3 lessons from her. She is a very patient teacher; her instruction is progressive and methodical. I really enjoy learning things I had no idea before. Her instruction really has widen my breath of knowledge in voice.

Posted May 22, 2015
Jamie D

Awesome Teacher!!

I have been learning from Erin for about 6 months, she has shown me how to do things with my voice I never thought I could ever do!! She is really patient, but holds me to a high standard as well. Lots of fun, and easy to be around too. Great experience!

Posted May 14, 2014
Tom S.

An Exceptional Instructor!!!

Erin is a very knowledgeable instructor in both voice and piano. I have been taking lessons from her in my home for about 3 months now and I have made HUGE strides in my ability to sing on key (which was close to zero before I started lessons with her) and my ability to read music and play the piano which I gave up on when I was 8 years old.

Erin is professional, patient, understanding and very reliable and I would highly recommend her. Her valuable instruction has opened a whole new world for me!

Posted Feb 10, 2014
Zachary M.

Erin is just wonderful--helpful, supportive, and fun!

I came to Erin after several years away from singing, and she got me right back up to speed quickly and completely--better than ever, in fact!

We've worked on pieces that I've always wanted to work on, but she has also exposed me to all kinds of music that I hadn't known, and each piece has been exciting, challenging, and rewarding to sing.

Erin has always been completely reliable and professional, and an expert communicator. The few times she's ever given me feedback or instructions that I didn't understand immediately, she was able to communicate the idea in another way, and she's always completely open to questions. She's really just completely comfortable to talk to. Even when I struggled in her lessons from time to time, I never once felt frustrated or discouraged, and always came out on top.

Working with Erin, my technique, artistry, and confidence have all soared, and each lesson has been a joy. Erin is as knowledgeable as she is talented, and simply a delightful human being.

I'd give her three thumbs up if I had an extra hand!

Posted Dec 30, 2013

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Experience

Voice/Piano Teacher
Apr 2014 - Present

Private Lessons

I teach voice and piano lessons to ages 5+.

Piano/Voice Teacher
Dec 2013 - Present

Private School

I teach voice and beginning piano lessons to kids.

Private Voice/Piano Instructor
Apr 2013 - Present

Private Studio

I teach voice, piano, and music theory lessons to ages 5 - 99.

Piano/Voice Teacher
Sep 2013 - Jun 2014

Chordination School of Music

Worked as a substitute teacher for private piano and voice lessons.

Education

Master's in Vocal Performance
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011

Portland State University

Bachelor's in Vocal Performance
Aug 2003 - May 2007

Northern Arizona University

Languages

French

Limited Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

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