About this pro
10 years in business
2 hires on Thumbtack
Interested musical styles
READ THIS . I am an older beginner with zero im talking zero musical background and i happened to just stumble onto Erik's website back in May. It was THE BEST accident i ever made because i cannot praise his musical abilities enough. He is not only an amazing violinist but he is the best teacher, which is important to say because there is a difference. His methods are easy to understand and he is excellent on pointing out technical errors. Unfortunately i was only able to stay with him for 4 months due to me moving to a different location, but after only 4 months and finding a new local teacher in my new location, not only was my new teacher extremely impressed, but he was bragging about how great of a teacher i previously had , as my form was perfect and precise. He even said my previous teacher (Erik Williams) is probably better than he was which made me die a little inside since i had to leave him and find a new teacher. Anyway not to get you bored , if you want a succesful violinist, go to Erik. Best decision you will ever make. Oh also, he rents violins for pennies extra a month so you can start RIGHT AWAY if you want toOct 11, 2018Review from Facebook
Erik is a great teacher who is willing to teach lefty violin---which many won't. My daughter likes him a lot!Jun 1, 2016Verified
I have been working with Erik for the last 2 months. He is an amazing teacher and has a magical way of looking at you as an individual and tailoring your lessons to your learning style. I am a teacher myself and would recommend him to any of my students and friends. He is very patient and takes time for you to understand and play each note well. He makes playing the violin fun and exciting.Aug 5, 2017Review from Facebook
Eric is great with children. Watching his patience and encouragement with out seven year old is inspiring, and while teaching violin he is also teaching life skills. Paying attention, listening, focus, practicing something to get better... these skills apply to other places as well.Oct 18, 2016Review from Facebook
Alesha Hawk Smith
Eric is amazing! Great teacher keeps it fun & interesting while challenging our child. Our daughter never wants to leave his studio!Apr 14, 2015Review from Facebook
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My price, for a 30 minute lesson EVERY week ( including 5th days in a month), is a flat $130 per month. This averages out to $60/hour.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?An introductory lesson typically involves me analyzing every possible aspect of the student. This includes, but is definitely not limited to: why do you want to play? Do you have experience? What are your long term goals with the instrument? How much patience do you have for learning new concepts? What is the ratio of exercises vs songs that I can give you? How much will you be able to practice? Do you have an instrument already? Is the instrument set up to properly play as an optimum learning platform? What is your personality type? HOW do you learn? Some of these I ask directly, but most I simply learn by giving you challenges and seeing how you respond to them.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I played the instrument fairly seriously since I was 8 years old and had private lessons until the age of 18. I've played with a multitude of very serious musical groups and orchestras as well as professional gigs such as weddings, showcases, etc... I attended an intensive composition program at the Cleveland Institute of Music of which only 15 people in the world were accepted.