Tutor Biography:

 

Erica Booker

Piano

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Erica Booker graduated from the NSW Conservatorium of Music in both Performing and Teaching. She studied with two of Sydney’s foremost Russian teachers, Igor Hmelnitsky and Alexander Sverjensky.

Erica has been a performer, (solo, ensemble and concerto), an accompanist, a piano and classroom music teacher, a choral conductor and an adjudicator of eisteddfods, competitions and exhibitions. She was also NSW President of Childbirth Education Association for several years, helping to set up a training course for Childbirth Educators and organising the first Birth Centres in Sydney.

Since 1979 Erica has taught piano and lectured around the world following the Suzuki philosophy. She is a Suzuki Piano Teacher Trainer and also takes Suzuki Early Childhood Education Music classes. Her studio has students across the spectrum from age 3 to advanced, tertiary, and trainee teachers. Erica’s music studio has four pianos with three different sized keyboards, unique in the world. She is an advocate for different sized piano keyboards for different sized hands.