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Erin W.
Portland, Oregon
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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.

**Lessons in my home studio are open to students who are fully vaccinated. Online lessons are always an option.** 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 -12 range, but I teach some beginning adults as well. *** 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 teenagers, 45 minutes works well. 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 young piano beginners, I recommend 30 minutes. Once the student is a little older and 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 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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She’s patient and sweet and super good with my kiddo!

Posted Nov 17, 2021
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Erin was very helpful and gave excellent singing tips. She didn't rush the lesson and took the time to answer all my questions with detailed responses. Will definitely try to arrange another lesson in the future!

Posted Nov 15, 2021
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Erin is a very talented vocalist and pianist who is always eager to delve into whatever music her students want to learn. She is kind and savvy about accompaniment apps. I enjoy her quirky style and expertise.

Posted Nov 5, 2021
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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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