Erin Chapman is a 2013 graduate of the Brigham Young University School of Music. She has a BM in Violin Performance, and a minor in Family Life. She began playing the violin at 9 years old and never looked back! She has studied with Nonie Marshall Reesor, Loralyn Staples, Jessica Guideri, Dr. LeeAnn Morgan, Barbara Williams and Monte Belknap.
Erin has had the opportunity to serve in a variety of orchestra—many times as a principal player or associate principal. She has played with the BYU Philharmonic and Symphony, the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Utah Valley Symphony and Utah Symphony. She currently plays in the Idaho State Civic Symphony and has the privilege of serving as principal second violin.
Since finishing her University studies, Erin has continued her training in violin performance, technique and teaching. She completed a teaching course from Northwestern University, and spent seven months training with Suzuki Teacher Trainer, Denise Willey in Pleasant Grove, Utah. She continues Suzuki Teacher Training each year, and has attended Suzuki String Institutes as a student of Cathy Lee.
Erin’s teaching career began several years ago as a private teacher for BYU School of Music. She was also an assistant director of an elementary strings program in Provo, Utah. She currently maintains a private home studio in Pocatello, Idaho, and loves all of her students who never fail to teach her how to teach.
Besides being fully immersed in the Suzuki world, Erin enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, breathing in fresh mountain air, and spending lots of time with her husband.