Teaching Philosophy

I aim to help uncover students’ natural, resonant instruments, using a solid background of historical pedagogy, modern voice science, and personal artistic expertise. I believe every person is born with not only an ability, but a need to express themselves creatively, and music is one powerful avenue to explore that. Because all singing is strengthened with solid, healthy vocal technique, I’m comfortable teaching in multiple genres of music, including classical, musical theatre, and contemporary. I also believe it is never too late to learn how to sing, and currently teach students from age 9 to 75. Through steady coaching, individualized exercises to strengthen & condition voices, and extensive training in the Alexander Technique, coupled with a nurturing and engaging teaching process, I help my students find greater degrees of freedom physically and vocally, to become flexible, confident, and supported singers.

Teaching Biography

Erin is a native of Dallas, Texas, where she studied under the esteemed pedagogue Dr. Stephen Austin, receiving Bachelor's degrees in both Voice Performance and French. There, she taught privately for two years before relocating to Boston under the tutelage of Dr. Rebecca Folsom. Since receiving her masters degree from Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Erin has maintained an active private studio in the Boston area, as well as teaching at the Brookline Music School in Brookline, and the Prodigy Program and Merry Melody Music Academy in Westwood, MA. A highly sought after musician in all regards, Erin has been a staff member at the Boston Conservatory’s Vocal/Choral Summer Intensive, and the Boston Conservatory Music History Department as a teaching assistant for two years. Currently, she is pursuing her Alexander Technique Certification under Debi Adams at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, to further inform her teaching and ease of connection. Erin also holds her 200 hour RYT certification from YogaWorks as a certified yoga instructor, with over 8 years of teaching experience.