Eric studied under Pawel Skrzypek of the Warsaw Chopin Institute, Richard Cianco of Sacramento State University, and Timothy Hester and Tali Morgulis at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. While there, he received his Bachelor of Music in Theory (his thesis is titled “Narrative, Formal Structure, and Rhythm in Nikolai Medtner’s 2nd Piano Concerto). He completed his Master of Music Education from Tarleton State University.
Eric's performance career was focused on collaborative endeavors. He has served as music director and pianist for theaters, ensembles, music organizations, churches, High Schools and Universities of all sizes. Most recently he served as the Pianist for the University of Houston’s Concert Chorale and as a rehearsal pianist for the Houston Symphony Chorus. It was during this time that he decided to shift his career path to focus on choral conducting and education.
As a piano teacher, Eric has fifteen years of teaching experience, helping students succeed in their musical goals. These goals have included: full studio recitals twice per year; Excellent and Superior markings in both the ABRSM and California’s Certificate of Merit programs; completion and performance of composition projects; preparation for collegiate piano and music theory entrance exams; and (most importantly) cultivating a life-long love for music.
Eric B. currently works as a choir director in Cy-Fair ISD and at St John’s Lutheran Church, and, of course, as a piano teacher at Cy Fair Music and Arts. His primary goal is to help create intelligent, independent young musicians. Musicians that have the curiosity, knowledge, and skills to successfully explore, create, and learn music on their own. As he always tells his students, “there are no secrets in music, you are free to open up any book, or listen to any musician, and try to play what you see and hear. Explore, enjoy, and have fun!” With that in mind, he strives to arm his students with what they need to do just that, regardless of how long they study music formally.