My main goal is to foster a love of music in my students. By helping them discover their unique musical interests and giving them concrete ways to improve with specific goals in mind, I aim to give them a foundation that will allow them to explore music throughout their lives.
Eric Krouse began teaching privately in 2012 while a student at Oberlin Conservatory, working with both college students and members of the local community. During his time there, his ensembles would frequently tour, both performing and offering workshops focused on composition and improvisation in high schools across the country. In 2016, he moved to Chicago, where he taught students of all ages both jazz and classical piano. Since moving to Boston in 2018 to pursue a Master’s degree at New England Conservatory, he has continued to teach at various music schools in the greater Boston area.
In addition to being a passionate educator, Eric Krouse is an active performer and composer. His recorded works include his 2015 debut recorded by his collaboratively-led quartet Junior Ranger, and an album set to be released spring 2020 featuring the legendary trumpet player Ron Miles. He has performed his original music across the country and abroad, including at the Twin Cities and Iowa City Jazz Festivals, Dazzle in Denver, the Green Mill in Chicago, and Zaal 100 in Amsterdam. The musicians he's studied and performed alongside with include Wallace Roney, Sean Jones, Billy Hart, and Dave Holland.
B.M., Jazz Performance, Oberlin Conservatory of Music; M.M. anticipated 2020, Jazz Performance, New England Conservatory of Music