First Music, Music Therapy Intern


Eric studied piano as a young child, marveling at the works of Scott Joplin. Later he pursued guitar and tabla studies, traveling to France, Spain and India to study with some of the great virtuosos on those instruments. Eric holds an M.Ed from University of Maryland.

Performance and Teaching Experience

Eric counts himself lucky to be teaching music at both Levine’s summer camp and outreach school, Kids Are Us, as well as at the University of Maryland’s Center for Young Children and the National Archives pre-school. He performs in festivals and elementary schools, teaches guitar and piano to young musicians, and holds weekly early childhood music classes for children and parents in College Park, MD. He is also a dance caller and performing songwriter with several recordings to his credit.

Most importantly, he is the proud father of two sons – Leo and Julian, both budding musicians!

At Levine

Eric Maring, known as “Mr. M” by his young students, is happy to be in his fourth year teaching for Levine. “Teaching early childhood music is truly my calling,” says Eric. “Young musicians keep an openness to the mystery of music that I am thrilled to nurture and experience each and every day.”