Erskine Hawkins

Erskine H.

Arlington, TX
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Erskine delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

I am a professional touring musician and I have passion for teaching others. I have a jazz piano degree from the University of North Texas and have been blessed to travel the world with several artists in various genres of music (Eminem, Rihanna, David Foster, Babyface, Jessie J, Leon Bridges, Zendaya, Eric Benet, Tamela Mann, Chrisette Michele, and many others).
To build a solid foundation for learning piano, I like to incorporate a little bit of music theory into each lesson.
In the most humble way, I can assure you that there is no other piano teacher on Take Lessons who has the diversity, experience, and teaching style that I possess.
I design all of my lessons to fit the passion and personality of each individual student, and together we identify your goals and develop a plan that will help you achieve them.

I’m truly looking forward to working with you.

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Arranger/Programmer for Fox's "The Four" tv Show
Jun 2018 - Aug 2018
Fox Network

I was an arranger/programmer for the Fox television show The Four.

Arranger/Programmer for ABC's Boy Band tv Show
May 2017 - Aug 2017
ABC Network

I was an arranger/programmer for the ABC television show Boy Band.

Arranger/Programmer for Soul2Soul Tour
Mar 2017 - Apr 2017
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

I was honored to be an Arranger/Programmer for the Soul2Soul Tour

Arranger/Programmer for Justin Timberlake
Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
Justin Timberlake

I was the arranger for Justin Timberlake's performance of "Drink You Away" on the 2016 American Music Awards and the 2016 Country Music Awards with Chris Stapleton.


Jazz Piano Bachelor of Music
Aug 2005 - May 2010
University Of North Texas


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

I am a Yamaha Keyboard Artist and this is an interview that I did with them.
On stage with Eminem in Australia

Playing the Late Show

On stage with Zendaya

Playing the Tonight Show with Kelsea Ballerini

On stage with Leon Bridges in Argentina

On stage with Jessie J

On stage with David Foster

On stage with JJ Lin
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4 Reviews

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Kyle D. Sep 2, 2018
Piano · In studio

Erskine is absolutely fantastic! He’s a wealth of information, having insight from both the road and the classroom. Great teacher, and I still find myself using the piano exercises I learned from him to this day. I’ll never forget one of the most valuable lessons he taught me. “People will forgive bad notes, they will not forgive bad timing.” Couldn’t recommend him more!

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Rashad Sep 2, 2018
Piano · In studio

Erskine is the real deal! I enjoyed my time as his student and recommend him for all levels. He challenged me in every lesson and encouraged me to keep going further. If you are looking for a piano instructor, Erskine is the guy!!

Kahlia Sep 1, 2018
Piano · In studio

Erskine of Key Element is a very skilled, professional, and friendly music teacher. He provided lessons for both my young daughter and myself. As a beginner to music, he was very patient with my daughter. Me, being a piano player by ear, Erskine provided me with exercises, tools, and even recommended an app to help with learning music theory and reading scales. Again, I HIGHLY recommend Key Element if you are looking for quality services. He is one of the best.

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Kevin Sep 1, 2018
Piano · In studio

Erskine is a really GREAT teacher for all ages, he is very relatable and fun to be around. Through all of his experiences in music he will definitely prepare you and get you to the next level! -Kevin Pittman

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