About

Classical Styling by Erin provides live classical piano entertainment for formal events, weddings and parties, adding elegance and class to any function.

Erin also provides accomplished piano accompaniment services.

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© Dave Dorsey

© Dave Dorsey

Erin Turner
 

I am a born-and-raised Alaskan. Both of my parents are, and always have been, actively involved in the music community. At the age of 3 I was begging my mother to teach me piano. She agreed to start me on the piano when I turned 4. Then at the age of 6 I asked my mother if I could learn dance and violin. When she made me choose one or the other, I chose violin.

 

I excelled at music early on. In the 6th grade I won a composition competition. The piece I composed was arranged for orchestra and performed by the Anchorage Civic Orchestra. At the age of eleven I performed a Mozart piano concerto with the Anchorage Civic Orchestra. At that time I also began playing the violin with the orchestra. I played violin and piano with the ACO for about 17 years, including performing another piano concerto and standing in as concert master for one concert. Throughout my childhood years I performed on a regular and continual basis, including competing in local and state piano competitions. I started accompanying at age 10 and began teaching piano at the age of 16. I graduated highschool from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.

 

I honestly don't know when I started playing for formal events. I've done it for as long as I can remember. Even as a child I can recall playing holiday music during the Christmas season at retail stores with a basket set out to collect tips. I have played for more weddings than I can count. I have been the musician for the Bird Treatment and Learning Center's annual fundraising auction for many years. I have played for a number of Christmas parties during the holiday season.

 

My music is a mixture of known (and sometimes unknown) classical music, music from soundtracks, popular music, and classical improvisation. For weddings I can play any specific requests in addition to my general repertoire. For holiday events I provide a mixture of classical and holiday music. I am also available for accompanying and teaching. References are available upon request.

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