An accomplished teacher and musician with more than 15 years of woodwind teaching experience, 20 years of professional playing, professional musical arrangements, and recording mixing and producing. Committed to providing students with a solid foundation in music fundamentals while making music education fun and interesting.
For teaching nearly a thousand custom arrangements of songs for students of pop, rock, broadway, classical, jazz, and movies that are not available in books are used to challenge and motivate students to play what they like while getting better. SmartMusic from MakeMusic is also utilized for working on Orchestra, Band, and Solo repertoire.
As a performer Eric has played with several local bands such as Lady K and the Kings of Swing (Jazz Band), Bay Area Big Band (Jazz Band), Mike Vax Big Band (Jazz Band), OtherKind (R&B), Cal State University Hayward Wind and Jazz Ensembles, Diablo Valley College Night Jazz Ensemble. Eric also has done work music playing/arranging/composition for commercials and TV in association with Roaring Mouse Productions.
Eric has also played well over a hundred theater productions across the Bay Area on various woodwinds. Musicals such as Fiddler on The Roof, Man Of La Mancha, Phantom Of The Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat, West Side Story, The Wiz, The Wizard of Oz, TinTypes, Grease, A Chorus Line, Evita, Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity, How To Succeed in Business to name but a few. Theater companies such as CCMT, DLOC, DVC, Berkeley Playhouse, Broadway By The Bay, SF Playhouse, Cal Performances, and 42nd Street Moon.
Studied Clarinet with William Wohlmacher, Saxophone with Daniel Zinn, Guido Fazio and William Trimble, Flute with Roberta Brokaw, Oboe with Brenda Schumann-Post, Jazz and Jazz Arranging with Dave Eshelman.
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