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Erin is a professional vocalist, actor and teacher. Originally from Lakewood, Ohio, she spent her childhood performing in choirs, plays, and bands (go flutes!). She studied voice and acting at Northwestern University. After graduating in 2014, she jumped head-first into Chicago's performing arts scene. 

In 2016, Erin started teaching music students one-on-one. She's taught at several Chicago-area music schools, assistant-music directed shows, and traveled out of state to coach choirs on vocal technique. 

Erin’s experience as a teacher has reinforced her belief that everyone has different learning styles and strengths. In her lessons, she starts by creating a safe space where students are allowed to fail (and learn from it!), then utilizes exercises and songs that help them grow their musicianship and confidence. She loves UpBeat's mission of musical excellence combined with warmth and community, and is grateful she gets to be a part of it!