Multiple Woodwind artist Erika Friedman holds education and performance degrees from Ithaca College (B.M.) and New Jersey City University (M.M.). Her intensive undergraduate and graduate studies helped her become a versatile performer, allowing her to excel in professional performance settings ranging from classical to jazz and everything in between. She particularly loves theater and performing in pit orchestras. Erika has had the pleasure of touring as the Reed player for the National/International Broadway shows of “Kinky Boots,” “The Bodyguard,” “Annie”, and “The Producers.” Her travels have brought her to 49 US states, 7 Canadian provinces, and parts of Southeast Asia. Friedman meets each student wherever they’re at on their musical journey while emphasizing the importance of fundamentals such as embouchure, breath support, tone, intonation, articulation.
Each student is unique and has a different reason for wanting to take lessons. Erika welcomes flute, clarinet, and saxophone students of all ages, levels, and interests and caters every lesson to their desires and needs.