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© 2015 Erin Turner, Anchorage, Alaska

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.

© Dave Dorsey

© 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.