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erin stone

Instruments: Piano & Vocal

Area of specialty:  Opera, Classical, Musical Theatre (Beginner – Advanced), Pop, Theory, Adult Beginner & Young Beginner piano

 Erin has been an active performer and teacher in Toronto for the past 10 years. Erin is an experienced teacher who wants to help her students love music and performing as much as she does. Whether they’re young artists on track to a vocal career, adults looking for a fun after-work hobby or young beginners learning piano for the first time, Erin is passionate about cultivating a creative and fun learning environment to achieve success.

Erin is a versatile performer known for her rich voice, comedic wit and dramatic sensitivity. Equally at home with Musical Theatre and Pop, most of Erin’s career has been in classical voice and opera. Some of Erin’s opera Credits include, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Confidential Opera, Cookie in Talk Opera, Opera 5, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Opera by Request, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, TSOW, Contessa in Le Nozze Di Figaro at Opera Nuova and UWOpera, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, with Rubato Casual Opera and UWOpera, First Witch in Dido & Aeneas, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, Iolanthe, Toronto Operetta Theatre, Beatrice in Beatrice Chancey, Queen Of Puddings Songs And 

Scenes Programme, Otello, Opera Lyra, Cis in Albert Herring, Pamina & Giuletta in The Opera Gala, and Min & Grace in The Midnight Court, UWOpera.  Solo symphonic performances include Handel’s Messiah and Saint-Saëns ChristmasOratorio with the ISO.  As a winner of the Concerto Competition at Western Erin performed Sieben Frühe Lieder by Alban Berg, and Symphony #4 by Mahler with the UWOSO. 

Erin was a winner in the London Opera Guild scholarship competition, won first place at the NATS Ontario Chapter Auditions for the graduate and young professional category and was a finalist in the London Music Scholarship Foundation competition. 

Erin completed her Masters of Music at the University of Western Ontario where she studied with Christiane Riel.

questions & answers

Top ten albums

(In no particular order)

Hymns of the 49th Parallel – K.D.Lang
Greatest Hits, Disc 1 – Billy Joel
Girls Versions – Emm Gryner
Wicked – The Original Broadway Cast
Crazy for You – The Original Broadway Cast
Avenue Q – The Original Broadway Cast
We Are in Love – Harry Connick Jr.
The Best of 1980-1990 – U2
The Phantom of the Opera – Original Canadian Cast Recording
Le Nozze di Figaro – Mozart, Concerto Köln

Best live music experience

It’s a tie!

Seeing Show Boat in London’s West End and Seeing my first musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

Favourite Restaurant / Food

Hacienda! Amazing Mexican food!

Favourite scale

D Major

List all the instruments you can play

Piano
Guitar
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Flute

First musical experience

It’s wasn’t my first musical experience, but after seeing The Little Mermaid and singing “Part of Your World” I was hooked for life!

Most influential artist

Sondra Radvanovsky – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sondra_Radvanovsky

I like to teach because…

I love helping students truly embrace their own unique voice and style. There is nothing better than achieving effortless singing and playing that allows you to perform expressively with confidence.

Favourite movie

Frozen (I can’t stop letting it go!)

Why is music important to you?

Music is important to me because it brings me to another level where I can truly express myself and be free.

     

     

    Videos

    Kyle McMurtry demonstrates a simple method to help beginners with their right hand strumming technique. He breaks down elementary rhythms and shares a simple trick to help you stay "locked in" to the beat or groove.
    Kyle McMurtry explains and demonstrates a simple finger exercise to help students achieve proper finger dexterity.