Eric Johnsen graduated from Immaculata University with a B.A. in Music Performance with a concentration on classical guitar. He started studying the history, pedagogy, and music of the guitar at a young age, which qualifies him in numerous playing styles and practices such as classical, rock, pop, jazz, and metal. Simultaneously, Eric has been studying the piano, in which he is proficient in teaching and performing beginner, intermediate, and advanced playing styles. Additionally, Eric has composed and arranged collections of preludes, sonatas, etudes, popular music, and choral pieces for solo & duet guitar, piano, and large choirs. Eric is very excited to teach at Valotta Studios and provide fun informational music lessons to students of all ages!


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You know we love Eric! Eric is creative and patient. He encourages and inspires his students to grow and challenge themselves. We appreciate the connection he’s made with our son over the years! Valotta is lucky to have Eric as a teacher!

– Elizabeth, Valotta parent