teaching philosophy

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Plato

More than any other medium, music has the ability to transcend in its immediacy of communication; without words, a connection is formed between composer, artist, and audience unparalleled in its ability to unify. As a clarinet teacher, Erin's goal is to create an open and positive learning environment for cultivating an individual's love for music. Each lesson is tailored to meet the student's musical goals, level and learning style.

Erin currently teaches and conducts at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, and was previously adjunct professor of clarinet at Lethbridge University in Alberta, Canada. She has experience teaching students of all ages, and from absolute beginner to retired engineers! As a conservatory trained clarinetist, she encourages a solid foundation in fundamental techniques, theory, and repertoire.

Learning to play the clarinet is a fun, lifelong process! Music can open doors to new opportunities, and connect you to interesting friends and places. To inquire more about lessons, please get in touch here.