Erin Mae | Teacher | Musician
Erin is a cancer survivor, and this ordeal has instilled a knowledge that music brings powerful healing. Her music is to be a beacon of light for those traveling through darkness. The albums Quiet Sunshine & Honest were born of this life changing event.
She has been playing mountain dulcimer since the age of 7. In 2004 she became the youngest national mountain dulcimer champion at the time. Trained in classical piano and earning a degree in commercial music; Erin toured full time for several years with the duo Scenic Roots. She has recorded several albums with the first in 1999. She has since then has recorded 8 full-length albums, and contributed to several other projects including a feature-length television program. Though she has transitioned into private lessons and youth music curriculum development; Erin is well versed in music theory and continues to arrange pieces specifically for the Mountain Dulcimer. She offers this to her students as a way of unifying modern culture with the iconic American instrument.
Erin’s goal is to establish community music programs for those who may need it most. She sees the need for music as therapeutic intervention in nursing homes, as well as consistent musical learning for children and young adults (link to children’s programming page). Research has shown that music is a powerful catalyst for healing, hope, and positive outcomes in our communities. Her outreach dream is to play consistently at Care Centers, Schools, Hospitals, and Evening Centers without placing any financial burden on the recipients.
If you would like to make a difference in our community, please consider contributing to Erin Mae Music Community Outreach through Patreon . All of the funds generously contributed by her supporters will go to Erin Mae’s Scholarship fund where it will help provide lessons, material, and equipment to those in need. If you would like to experience first-hand her capable teaching style visit the Bookings Page or use the Contact Page to get in touch. If you’re here to find some musical inspiration, please visit the Store.