Erin completed her Masters degree in Violin Performance at Brigham Young University, graduated with a Bachelors degree in Violin Performance from Oberlin Conservatory, and the pre-college certificate program at New England Conservatory. Erin has studied with teachers Marylou Speaker Churchill, Monte Belknap, and Marilyn McDonald, and has received chamber music instruction from members of the Cavani, Emerson, Chiara, and Julliard String Quartets.
Erin has been mentored through Suzuki Violin certification with instructors Cathy Lee, Christine Felsing, Linda Fiore, and Mark Mutter at the Rocky Mountain Suzuki Institute.
Performance and Teaching Experience
Erin has appeared as a soloist with the Hilton Head Symphony in South Carolina, and performed festival and outreach concerts in Hilton Head as a member of the Oberlin Forte String Quartet. As a winner of the Oberlin Conservatory Concerto Competition, she performed the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 as a soloist with the Oberlin Orchestra. Erin participated as a full scholarship recipient at the Kent/Blossom Music Festival in Ohio and played in the violin section on a side-by-side concert with the Cleveland Orchestra. As a member of the Arcadia Quartet, she won First Prize for High School String Ensemble in the Chamber Music Foundation of New England Competition and performed with her string quartet in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Before coming to Levine, Erin taught at the Utah Conservatory in Park City, Utah, and was a Suzuki Violin faculty member at the Gifted Music School in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Erin joined Levine’s Suzuki String program in Fall 2015.
“I love the wonderful supportive environment in the Suzuki string program. The performances and recitals are highlights for me.”
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
“As a music teacher, I seek to instill within my students a sense of their worth and potential by cultivating student ownership of their craft. I strive to encourage healthy patterns through music that will enrich all aspects of life: discipline, creativity, the ability to connect with others, and the confidence to envision and reach challenging goals. My hope is to see the greatness in my students and help them discover their potential as contributors in the world around them.
Learning occurs best within a nurturing framework of support between parent, teacher, and student. I commit to the “Nurtured by Love” environment that Dr. Suzuki fostered.”