John Ericsson has been the Director of Operations at Valotta Studios since 2014, and as a private instructor he has been lucky enough to have worked with so many talented young guitarists and violinists. After studying classical and jazz guitar, John graduated with a Bachelor’s in Music Education from Immaculata University and Pi Kappa Lambda music honors. His experience ranges from nearly ten years of private guitar and violin instruction, collegiate-level music theory tutoring, and arranging for and directing choral and instrumental ensembles, including Immaculata’s premier a cappella group.

John brings to Valotta Studios an extensive passion for writing, recording, performing, and teaching all genres of music with a unique technical attention for detail. Whether its classical, jazz, or rock and roll, he is eager to jam and ready to teach!


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“I honestly cannot tell you how much we respect John and how appreciative we are of him. We are so thankful that Mr. John is our son’s guitar teacher! Mr. John’s enthusiasm and passion for music is infectious. Our son enjoys his lessons as well as being part of Guitar Ensemble and comes away with a drive to learn more, and we love that he challenges our son with a variety of material. It is because of Mr. John that our son has an interest in different genres of music, music theory, and a LOVE of the guitar. Thank you!

– Amy, Valotta parent