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About Eric Villalta

Eric Villalta
Eric Villalta
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Orchard Park, NY
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Saxophone
Education: NYS Certified K-12 Music Teacher (Band, Orchestra, Chorus) B.M. Music Education & Saxophone Performance, SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music '19 M.M. Saxophone Performance, Penn State University '21
Performance Experience: I have appeared as a featured soloist with the Crane Wind Ensemble as the 2018 Crane Concerto Competition winner. I have performed numerous recitals, masterclasses and clinics, most notably at the 2018 Great Plains Saxophone Workshop in Oklahoma and the 2017 Navy Band Saxophone Symposium in D.C. As a fierce advocate for new music, I have commissioned and premiered several pieces throughout my degrees and hope to continue this in my future performing career!
Teaching Experience: Teaching Assistantship, Penn State University 2019-21 (Collegiate-age non-music majors and music minors, Saxophone Methods course for Music Education undergraduate students); Student Teaching, Crane School of Music Spring 2019 (K-3 General Music, 9-12 Band); Private Studio 2015-Present (Students ages 8-18); Crane Youth Music Summer Camp (Saxophone Instructor)
Teaching Philosphy: Enrich my student's education through creating, performing, and responding to music; Foster an inclusive, student-centered approach that will promote learning for all students; Provide a curriculum that extends beyond the music classroom so that students may apply what they learn to other subjects and their every-day lives; Create a positive learning environment where students feel challenged, safe, and successful; Encourage creativity and teach students how to express themselves through music

Get to know Eric Villalta

Hello friends! My name is Eric and I am a certified K-12 Music teacher with a concentration in band. I hold Bachelor's degrees in Music Education and Saxophone Performance from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, as well as a Masters in Saxophone Performance from Penn State University. Having had my own private studio In Buffalo for several years, as well as a teaching assistantship during my graduate degree, I have taught students of all ages and experience levels. I am both an avid woodwind teacher and performer, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with the students at Music & Arts!  

Eric Villalta teaches at:
4190 N Buffalo St
Orchard Park, NY 14127
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