Teachers > Erika Stalcup
Ed Mascari Piano Studio Faculty Member
Experienced Teacher, Pianist, Composer and Performer
Erika Stalcup began studying piano and flute in her hometown of Wellington, Kansas. She received a certificate in flute performance from the Prague Conservatory in the Czech Republic. Ms. Stalcup then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Emory University. There she studied piano with William Ransom, flute with Christina Smith and organ with Timothy Albrecht.
A versatile pianist, Erika Stalcup has experience performing in chamber and orchestral ensembles and is a skilled accompanist of choirs and congregations. If you're a pianist who would like to learn how to accompany vocalists or other instrumentalists, Erika can use her experience as a piano accompanist to help you achieve this goal. She currently serves as piano accompanist for the voice studio of Miriam Casassa, in Lunenburg, MA.
As a church musician, Erika holds active membership in the Hymn Society in the US and Canada, and is a composer of liturgical music. She has composed psalm responses and several anthems and recently designed worship services for two national conferences, including the annual meeting of the National Council of Churches. Currently she is working on a collection of musical responses for all 150 of the psalms.
Pedagogically, Erika is a firm believer in multiple intelligences and in accommodating each student's particular learning style. She works with her students to determine their individual learning styles (visual, aural, mathematical, etc.) and then helps students strengthen other learning areas. In this way, each student develops into a well-rounded musician able to play a wide variety of musical genres. Her goal is to not only develop exceptional piano performance technique, but to also foster true musicianship, enriching each student's life.
Ms. Stalcup is a doctoral student in History of Christianity at Boston University. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School and is an ordained deacon serving the Hudson First United Methodist Church, in Hudson MA. She maintains a private flute studio at her home in Hudson, MA and plays principal flute with the Nashaway Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recently, Erika and Ed Mascari performed an outdoor concert at the Hudson First United Methodist Church, in Hudson MA. Erika performed several pieces for solo piano including a movement from Four Piano Blues by Aaron Copland and Lullaby by Dave Brubeck, a piece she orginally performed as a child for the composer himself. Erika and Ed closed the concert by performing the jazz standard Don't Get Around Much Anymore by Duke Ellington with Ed on piano and Erika on her double, the flute.
Get Flash player to see this MP3 player
Ms. Stalcup is teaching on Tuesday's at the Ed Mascari Piano Studio in Hudson, Massachusetts.
Contact us today to start your lessons or for more information.