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About Eric Waters

Eric Waters
Eric Waters
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Springfield, VA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar
Education: Bachelor of Music Degree (Guitar Performance) George Mason U.
Performance Experience: RECENT PERFORMANCES: National Gallery of Art, National Cathedral, Supreme Court, National Archives, National Portrait Gallery, Museum of Natural History, Newseum, Phillips Collection, Air & Space Museums (DC & Udvar Hazy), National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC Convention Center, Baltimore Convention Center, George Mason Patriot Center, Smithsonian Castle, Renwick Gallery.
Teaching Experience: Taught Classical & Jazz Guitar at George Washington University (16 years).
Teaching Philosophy: I am an Ambassador, teaching something I love. I plant "Seeds". You never know how they will grow. I've had a few students achieve some level of fame. It's always rewarding to see how they mature.

Get to know Eric Waters

* Specializing in:

Guitar (all styles). All ages welcome for lessons.

* Bachelor of Music Degree:

George Mason University (BM Degree in Guitar Performance).

* GWU Music Faculty:

Taught Classical & Jazz Guitar at George Washington University (16 years).

* Mel Bay Publications:

Two Books Published by Mel Bay.

* Classical Guitar Magazine (UK):

Classical Guitar Magazine describes Mr. Waters work as, “Scholarly...”

* Pulitzer Prize Cartoonist, Walt Handelsman (for AARP):

Produced music for 6 Cartoons with Pulitzer Prize Cartoonist Walt Handelsman.

* Waters Music Design, LLC (Owner):

Producing music used by...

Disney, AARP, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Verizon, PVH Corp. (Calvin Klein),

David Yurman Jewelers, Heluva Good Snack Company, Tropical Smoothie Cafe,

McGraw-Hill Publishing, & more.

* Virginia Community College Artist Residency Program (Candidate):

Selected by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

* Guitar Player Magazine:

Contributed as an Author.

* Mid-Atlantic Song Contest:

Served as a Judge.

* Prizes in Regional and National Music Competitions.


Music for Flute & Guitar (Mel Bay Publications):

Classical music arranged for Flute & Guitar by Eric Waters.

Guitar Music from Tres libros de música (Mel Bay Publications):

The oldest surviving music for the guitar (Alonso Mudarra, 1546).

Transcribed & edited from the original tablature by Eric Waters

Classical Guitar Magazine Review:

Classical Guitar Magazine says:

“...Beautifully set-out...”


The Renaissance Vihuela & Guitar (Book by Frank Koonce)

Koonce says:

Mudarra's guitar pieces are transcribed & thoughtfully edited by Waters.”


Nate McFarland (from the band... Parachute):

Appearances on Tonight Show, Times Square New Years Celebration with Jonas Brothers, Jimmy Kimel.

Jacob Hemphill (from the band... Soja):

Appearances on Tonight Show, USA Today, Opening act for Dave Matthews.

Eric Waters teaches at:
6418 Springfield Plz
Springfield, VA 22150
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