Recorder Lessons, Singing Lessons, Violin Lessons | Artist development, Theory Lessons, Music And Movement For Under Fives
- Qualifications: Diploma in Contemporary Music Performance
- Pricing: $30 per hour
- Styles: Western music theory, classical violin, vocal toning
- Suitability: All ages- beginners to advanced
Erika Grant is a Wellington-based multi-instrumentalist who sings and plays the bass, cello and accordion, among other instruments. She studied music performance at MAINZ, completing a diploma and being awarded the top academic marks of her year. Erika has played in Wellington bands Fertility Festival, The Railway Track Sleepers, The Turns. Cookie Brooklyn and The Crumbs and Orchestra of Spheres, amongst many others, and has collaborated with musicians such as Jeff Henderson, Hermione Johnston, Chris Prosser, Isaac Smith and Rosie Langabeer, and theatre groups The Playground Collective and Ake Ake Theatre Company.
In 2008 Erika collaborated on an improvised film score for Florian Habicht’s ‘Rubbings From A Live Man’, with Gerard Crewdson and Jeff Henderson. In 2009, Erika received the Chapmann Tripp Award for Outstanding Composer of Music for The Playground Collective’s production Bedlam.
She has also made 2 live soundtracks, with fellow musicians Nell Thomas and Daniel Beban, to silent films for the Wellington Film Society, in 2011 and 2013.
Since 2011, Erika has toured through Europe three times,and in 2014 toured the USA and Iceland, playing the bass carillion with her band, well known Wellington act “Orchestra of Spheres”, who have opened for bands such as Caribou, Omar Soulyman and Silver Apples. They released their second album “Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music” in 2013 to rave reviews. They have just finished recording their 3rd studio album.
I love finding out what an individual is passionate about and starting from there. Whether it’s contemporary, experimental or popular styles that you’re interested in, I can take you through the theoretical steps. We can dissect a pop song or learn classical theory, understand harmony through singing, you name it.
I have also taught beginners flute, taught relaxation through voice work, violin and piano.
I am currently unable to teach piano as I do not have one available to teach on. Hopefully in the near future I can start that up again.