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Eric S.,

Eric Stern is a pianist, composer, arranger, and educator. Eric started playing the piano at age 3, and took up lessons at age 6. Growing up in New York City, he experienced a number of rich cultural opportunities, the highlight of which was touring in Cuba with Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Fat Cats Big Band. Eric also attended the 2019 Jazz at Lincoln Center Summer Jazz Academy. Eric then relocated to Miami for his undergraduate degree at the highly acclaimed Frost School of Music, where he has worked with Shelly Berg, Martin Bejerano, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Christian McBride, Terrell Stafford, and Dick Oatts, to name a few. Eric has performed in venues around the world Eric will be attending the prestigious Manhattan School of Music for his graduate degree starting in the Fall of 2023.

Teaching Philosophy:
I believe that music is genuinely one of the most powerful things on Earth. There are not many things that give people joy and bring people together like music does. I want to give this gift to all of my students, while also giving them the additional qualities of discipline, creativity, and the enjoyment of seeing their work come to fruition. Each student is different, and demands a slightly different approach in order to maximize their abilities. Instead of only using a traditional methodology, I believe using elements of that, combined with other practices and methods, work to create the ideal learning environment for my students.

Eric teaches  Piano lessons.