"Erica offers a fun and interactive lesson, every time. She did not miss a beat when transitioning her in-person lessons to an online platform where she continued to engage my son playfully and develop his confidence with the violin."
Having been trained in Every Child Can -- the Suzuki beginners book -- and having studied with some of the best viola professors in the world, Erica brings a deep insight into the practice of playing the viola. While at Northwestern University, she studied the beginners Suzuki method with Gilda Barston, the Artistic Director of the Chicago Suzuki Institute. Using the Suzuki repertoire and some chosen technical books, Erica has developed her own technique of teaching over the past 20 years. She has worked with students ranging from young beginners, to advanced high-school students in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas.
Having played the viola for over 30 years, Erica has a profound knowledge of what it takes to play the viola and violin. Teaching beginning to advanced violin and viola, Erica feels that every student has the ability to learn to make beautiful music on their instrument, with practice and with kind and engaging guidance.