Profile

Cover photo
Erica Sipes
Works at Chamber musician
Attended Eastman School of Music
329 followers|222,066 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Erica Sipes

Shared publicly  - 
 
The shortest post ever!
This has been another crazy spring semester for me which is why I haven't been posting much here.  Sorry about that! In case you're interested I do try to post regularly on my Facebook page that is a companion to this blog.  It's sort of like a mini-blog.  ...
This has been another crazy spring semester for me which is why I haven't been posting much here.  Sorry about that! In case you're interested I do try to post regularly on my Facebook page that is a companion to this blog.  ...
1
Add a comment...

Erica Sipes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Lessons about music and accompanying from a cricket
I've always loved children's literature which makes having a child a wonderfully convenient excuse to revisit it all.  Last month I was introduced to a classic tale which I had somehow missed growing up - George Selden's The Cricket in Times Square .   It i...
1
Add a comment...

Erica Sipes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Banishing stage-fright in the practice room
When I started livestreaming my practice sessions a few years ago one of the most frequent comments I received was something along the lines of, "You are so brave!"  Next in line was, "I could never do that!"  When I started my practice coaching business la...
3
Add a comment...
 
New blog post (finally!) - "Discovering what teaching is all about"  My thoughts about it. 

http://ericaannsipes.blogspot.com/2014/01/discovering-what-teaching-is-all-about.html
It's been a quiet year here on my blog.  As teaching is becoming more and more prominent in my life, I'm finding it more challenging to find the time to write here.  But hopefully that will change one of these days. Since tea...
1
Add a comment...

Erica Sipes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Words of encouragement and a reality check for young musicians
© Gordan Jankulov - Fotolia.com A few days ago I posted the following on my Facebook page.  It seems to have hit quite a chord so I thought I should share it here as well in hopes that it can reach more musicians of any age and at any stage.  Feel free to c...
1
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
329 people
T. Kareem Powell's profile photo
Kim Giordano's profile photo

Erica Sipes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Blog post from the Beyond the Notes archives...
Have you ever tried to put together a cake without a recipe?  I have.  It wasn't pretty.   And now my six-year old daughter has also been initiated into the "I'm going to just wing it" school of baking with just about the ...
1
Add a comment...

Erica Sipes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Very cool app in development.  Music teachers, check this out!
1
Paul Seaman's profile photo
 
Something similar was on dragons den this year. It got totally slated by all 5 of the panel! 
Add a comment...

Erica Sipes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Too young to accompany?
© laufer - Fotolia.com For years I have been wondering about something.  Why is that I rarely hear about or see young pianists accompanying?  As someone that started accompanying at a very early age, around 8 years old, I find it hard to comprehend what my ...
1
Add a comment...

Erica Sipes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Discovering what teaching is all about
It's been a quiet year here on my blog.  As teaching is becoming more and more prominent in my life, I'm finding it more challenging to find the time to write here.  But hopefully that will change one of these days. Since teaching has found its way (finally...
It's been a quiet year here on my blog.  As teaching is becoming more and more prominent in my life, I'm finding it more challenging to find the time to write here.  But hopefully that will change one of these days. Since tea...
1
Erica Sipes's profile photoPatrick Smith's profile photo
2 comments
 
I will, Patrick.  Thank you for the encouragement to do so!  And Happy New Year to you.  
Add a comment...

Erica Sipes

Shared publicly  - 
 
Digging deeper to facilitate learning a thorny passage
© PLen - Fotolia.com I feel I need to start with a warning - my husband, upon hearing my excitement about the contents of this post, declared to me, "You know you're a big nerd, right?"  If you're a music nerd like I am, feel free to continue reading.  But ...
1
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
329 people
T. Kareem Powell's profile photo
Kim Giordano's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Freelance pianist
Employment
  • Chamber musician
    present
  • Practice coach
    present
  • Piano collaborator
    present
  • Freelance pianist
    present
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Story
Tagline
My passion is to help others in the community, young, old, and everyone in between, find relevance and joy in learning, performing or listening to classical music.
Education
  • Eastman School of Music
    BM, Piano Performance, 1991 - 1996
  • Eastman School of Music
    MM, Piano Performance, 1996 - 1998