A native of West Texas, Eric began his piano studies at the age of 5. Initially a science major, Eric quickly switched to music because of his deep love for the piano. He holds a degree from the University of Texas in piano performance, where he studied under the legendary pianist Gregory Allen. He also studied piano pedagogy with respected expert Sophia Gilmson who helped him fine-tune his remarkable teaching abilities.

Eric’s teaching style is warm, patient, and encouraging while maintaining a structured and logical approach. He consistently receives raving reviews from his students and is highly adaptive to each student’s personal needs and goals. He also leads our weekly Musical Hangouts every Saturday via Zoom, where students can practice performing for each other in a supportive environment.

Please note: Eric is currently not a weekly teacher and is only able to accept ad hoc students.

“Music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.”
- Billy Joel
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