Erin Chapman

Violin Teacher

Erin Chapman

SAA Member


Virginia Beach, VA

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Erin Chapman teaches lessons in the Chapman Suzuki Strings studio, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. For the past two decades, her love of the violin has continued to grow, and has blossomed into a deep love for teaching.

Erin graduated with a BM in violin performance from Brigham Young University, and minor in Family Life (2013). She has studied privately with Nonie Marshall Reesor, Loralyn Staples, Jessica Guideri, LeeAnn Morgan, Barbara Williams, and Monte Belknap.

Erin has served in a variety of orchestras including American Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Utah Valley Symphony, Utah Symphony Pro-Am, and most recently, Idaho State-Civic Symphony as Principal Second Violin. She has also performed in various other professional appointments including chamber groups, and theater ensembles.

Since finishing her university studies, Erin has continued post-graduate training to further her violin technique and teaching skills. Erin’s Suzuki studies began as a student of Denise Willey. She has attended workshop training with Ronda Cole and Edmund Sprunger, as well as spent hundreds of hours observing many fabulous teachers. Erin continues her training every summer at Suzuki Institute as a student of Cathy Lee.

Erin absolutely loves teaching violin and spends much of her spare time improving herself as a teacher and working to help her students succeed. Students are eager to come to their lessons each week, where they are welcomed into a nurturing environment of growth and progress. Parents appreciate the support they receive from Erin’s mentorship in their role of Suzuki parenthood. Erin values the power of a successful Suzuki triangle, and seeks to help her students become talented learners and excellent musicians with beautiful hearts and minds.

Erin loves spending time outdoors hiking in the lush Virginia greenery, or feeling the sand beneath her toes on the stunning shores of the Atlantic beaches. She spends as much time as possible with her husband, loves spending time in a good book, and enjoys training her dog, Aria.