Erik F. offers Choir Lessons, Classical Piano Lessons, Musical Theater L...

Tutor in Philadelphia, PA 19103

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Price starts at: $40.00

Subjects: Accompaniment, Audition Prep, Broadway Singing, Choir, Classical Piano, Ear Training, Musical Theater, Music Theory, Piano, Singing

Pianist, music director, and vocal coach, Erik was born and raised in Eastern Washington state. As a solo pianist, he has been heard all across the northwest and beyond, in cities including Seattle, Portland, Tacoma, NYC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Philadelphia, and internationally in Prague and Salzburg. Erik has been a guest artist at Whitman College, Portland State University, The Kairos Chamber Music Lyceum, California State University Summer Arts, the West Seattle Symphony, and the Gig-Harbor Peninsula Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing, Erik’s passion for teaching has led him to be an adjudicator for various festivals including the Washington Sonata-Sonatina Festival and the Washington Regional Solo and Ensemble Festival.

Erik most recently served as the Music Director for the National Tour of Kander and Ebb’s timeless musical Cabaret. This production was on tour from December 2017 through May 2018 all across North America. Broadway.com’s review praised the musicianship of the show, “Musical director Erik Flaten’s musicians are impressive in their dexterity: At one moment, they are providing rich interpretations of the memorable John Kander score, while perhaps at the next they are playing denizens of the Kit Kat Klub or neighborhood thugs, wastrels and other folks of questionable repute. Flaten and his band are given their own richly deserved moments in the spotlight at the top of Act Two and the music director himself is given the well-earned final bow at the end of the curtain call.”

Erik currently resides in Philadelphia, where he coaches and plays for a diverse range of singers. In addition to coaching and playing, Erik works as Music Director for musical theater, manages a private studio, and serves as Artistic Director of the Media Performing Arts Series. Previous successes include performances with mezzo-soprano, Angela Niederloh and baritone, Matthew Hayward in Portland, and a performance of the Grieg piano concerto with the West Seattle Symphony. Upcoming engagements on the East Coast include collaborative work with with soprano, Leah Golub.

Students of Erik have the opportunities to perform in studio recitals and workshops.


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3 weeks - 17 years
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EDUCATION

Date: August 15, 2007 – June 15, 2011
School: Central Washington University
Degree: BM Piano Performance

Date: August 15, 2011 – May 15, 2012
School: New York University
Degree: MM Piano Performance – Collaborative Piano

Date: August 15, 2014 – June 15, 2016
School: San Francisco State University
Degree: MM Piano Performance – Solo Piano

EXPERIENCE

Date: August 15, 2011 – May 15, 2012
Organization: New York University
Title: Adjunct Faculty
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Date: June 15, 2012 – August 15, 2014
Organization: Cedar Hills United Church of Christ
Title: Music Director
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Date: September 15, 2015 – June 15, 2016
Organization: Chabot College
Title: Staff Pianist
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Date: May 15, 2015 – August 15, 2016
Organization: Metropolitan Community Church San Francisco
Title: Music Director
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Date: April 15, 2015 – June 15, 2016
Organization: Livermore Valley Opera
Title: Educational Outreach Pianist
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Date: January 15, 2017
Organization: Reformation Lutheran Church
Title: Director of Contemporary Music
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Date: January 15, 2017 – September 15, 2017
Organization: Settlement Music School
Title: Music Instructor and Accompanist
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Date: September 15, 2016 – May 15, 2017
Organization: New York University
Title: Staff Pianist
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Date: November 15, 2017 – May 15, 2018
Organization: Cabaret the Musical National Tour
Title: Music Director
Description: Rehearse, play piano, and conduct for the National Tour of the Broadway show, Cabaret.

AWARDS

Date: August 15, 2015
Authority: San Francisco State University
Name: Full Tuition Piano Scholarship
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Date: August 15, 2014
Authority: San Francisco State University
Name: Full Tuition Piano Scholarship
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Date: December 15, 2014
Authority: San Francisco State University
Name: Carol Ferrando Scholarship
Description: Carol Ferrando received her BM and MM in piano performance from San Francisco State University in 1977 and 1980, respectively. Upon her untimely passing in 2011, her mother established the Carol Ferrando Award. The winner is chosen by jury to be an outstanding piano student at San Francisco State University.

LANGUAGES

Language: English
Proficiency: Fluent / Native Proficiency

Language: German
Proficiency: Limited Proficiency

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