Meet Erik, one of our incredible piano, percussion, and drum set instructors here at Musicologie Westerville! Erik studied music at Ohio Northern University and has been the principal percussionist with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra since 2010 and is also a percussionist with the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra. He is an active performer in Central Ohio and performs with groups such as The Ghost Town Railroad and The Neighbors Kids. Over the years, Erik has performed in jazz bands, wind bands, and marching bands, as well as with individuals like Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Arturo Sandoval, Janos Starker, Hillary Hahn, Bill Boggs, Michael Feinstein, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Chris Thile, and has even provided comedic rim-shots for Bob Newhart.
With many years of teaching experience, Erik has worked with students ranging from kindergartners through retirees and beginners through advance college preparatory instruction. He believes lessons should be individualized for each student in order to help develop a life-long enjoyment of music.