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Erin Philleo

About Erin Philleo

Erin began her music studies at the age of 5 with piano lessons. She often sang with her family at home, and joined choirs in school. With encouragement from her parents to continue piano, she took lessons until she was 15, after which she studied on her own. After high school, she enrolled at Miami University of Ohio, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Music studying voice. She continued on at University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point to obtain her Master’s in Music Education – Piano Pedagogy, where she also studied composition under Dr. Charles Young. Erin has maintained a private piano and voice studio since 1998, while she also continues to expand her musical knowledge through performing, conferences, master classes, and private instruction.

How to Practice Creatively – Part 1 of 9

Most adults who take up piano have an image of what it means to practice piano that often involves spending hours of pure enjoyment listening to themselves play beautiful music. Then they sit down at their first or maybe even 10th practice session and realize that it's actually quite far from what they imagined.

By |2017-08-10T14:15:00-04:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: Lesson, Piano, Practice, Technique|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sample Piano Practice Session

This video is a sample of one of my practice sessions as I work on Chopin's Fantasie-Impromptu. Here I demonstrate application of practicing in Rhythms/Bursts, Accents, and Orders.  

By |2019-10-05T18:08:24-04:00July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Free-Content, Lesson, Piano, Practice, Technique|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How to Read Music Notation

If you are just starting out learning piano or voice, you may feel intimidated by reading music notation or finding pitches on the piano. This video gives you all the basics along with some reasons why music looks the way it does now. Due to the length of the video, I have provided times

By |2017-07-03T14:13:00-04:00July 2nd, 2017|Categories: Free-Content, Piano, Tutorials, Voice|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments