- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 11+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I play clarinet and bass clarinet. I have a Bachelor of Music from the University of Florida and am about to complete my Graduate Performance Diploma at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
I have worked with several local wind ensembles and orchestras such as the Boston Civic Symphony and groups at MIT. During my time in Florida I performed with Ars Flores Symphony, Alhambra Orchestra, Frost Clarinet Choir, and the Miami Music Project.
My approach to the clarinet is goal-oriented and focused on making the practicing process easy and fun for the students. I prefer to discuss the goals openly with the student, and then come up with bite size chunks of practice to reach those goals over time. Playing music is like playing a sport; there are a lot of skills to be learned but the results are gratifying and far reaching.
I encourage my students to use time-saving methods like ClassicalFingers (finger training) as well as endurance building exercises with simple items like straws and a wall.
My main concentrations are orchestral, chamber music, and contemporary music. I will help the student prepare for All-State, Solo/Ensemble, or their wind band/orchestra/audition repertoire. I also will bring duets to help the student learn to play along with others and improve sight-reading ability.
Erick is very patient and really encouraging !
My daughters really enjoyed their clarinet lessons with Erick.