Erik Parker – Guitar, Singing and Ukulele Lessons
Erik’s Teaching Days: Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon/ nights
Erik began learning guitar at age 9. Brought up on a diet of Hendrix, Stones, Led Zepp and Jethro Tull, his musical taste has since expanded into various genres and guitar styles, with an emphasis on lead improvisation and acoustic song writing. Erik has been teaching regularly for over 8 years. Performing regularly around Melbourne, with occasional tours interstate, as a covers act by trade and a singer-songwriter by passion Erik’s vocal influences are countless. With a passion for the husky tones of Tom Waits, Louis Armstrong and Tex Perkins and the contrasting purity of singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Jeff Buckley and Elliott Smith Erik can help almost all aspiring singers.
The ukulele is a relatively recent addition to his list of preferred instruments, having delved into writing and recording songs with it in 2012. Erik encourages creativity, improvisation and enjoyment of music in his students making him a fantastic teacher.
Check out some reviews from some of Erik’s students:
My son has been having lessons with Erik since we moved to the area three years ago. He has gone from sort of liking guitar to loving music, joining a band and being confident performing. Thanks to everyone at Jam Studio for their great teaching and encouragement – Maggie
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