private studio

About Erica

Erica has been teaching privately since 2002. She received her Masters of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Pamela Fry, and holds degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Kathryn Cowdrick. Erica currently studies with Dr. Constance Haas. In addition to her teaching experience, she has held positions as a choral conductor and church music director, and has given master classes with the Florentine Opera Company. She currently resides in Chicago, IL.

About Private Lessons

Private vocal instruction offers students an opportunity to work towards healthy, efficient singing and fulfilling music making. Good singing is universal. Healthy vocal habits, formed by shedding excess manipulation and tension, allow students to sing a wide variety of repertoire well while minimizing fatigue and vocal strain. In addition to vocal technique, Erica works with students to build confidence, sing independently, build musical vocabulary and ease performance anxiety.


Lessons generally begin with a "check in" of the student's experiences during the week. This is followed with vocal exercises, designed to impart important technical aspects of singing. The remainder of the lesson is dedicated to work on repertoire. Students are encouraged to explore a variety of musical genres.

Scheduling and Payment

Lessons can be scheduled via Square Appointments here. If you are unable to find a time that works with your schedule, please email 

Students may select 30-minute, 45-minute or 60-minute lessons. Following a trial lesson, Erica offers the option of paying in 4 and 8-week intervals. Payments can be made online or in person through Square, Venmo or check. Rates listed below must be paid prior to the first lesson of each set.


30-minute trial lesson: $30

                   30-minute lessons          45-minute lessons          60-minute lessons
                   4 week: $120                   4 week: $180                    4 week: $240

                   8 week: $240                   8 week: $360                    8 week: $480

Please note: During the pandemic, only virtual lessons will be offered. If you would like to learn more about singing virtually, please contact

Cancellation Policy:

Despite our best efforts, our lives aren't always predictable: family emergencies, schedule changes and illness can lead to conflicts. To be as fair and flexible as possible, cancellations or changes must be made more than 24 hours from the time of your lesson. Anything less than 24 hours, and the fee will not be refunded.

Make-up lesson times will be made available (based upon the availability of Ms. Schuller) for those who have cancelled within the 24 hour policy. The same 24-hour cancellation policy applies to rescheduled/make-up lessons.

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