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Becky Erickson

Hello! I am Becky, its nice to meet you! I am here on Skillwho to offer the following services and skills: clarinet lessons for Klezmer (Eastern European Jewish Folk music) and Classical. I think teaching is fun and important for every musician to do at least a little bit in their lifetime. I teach all ages and all skill levels. I am in the area of Uptown in SW Minneapolis.
Another skill I have is teaching the English language for people who are from a foreign country and want to get better at their speaking, reading, and writing skills. I came back from teaching English in South Korea in November and I am interested in continuing to help folks who want to learn English.

Profile Summary:
Teaching/Performing Klezmer and Classical Clarinet Minneapolis, MN
Tutoring for English Language Minneapolis, MN
More About Me
My biggest interest is music--live music, recorded music, performing music, and of course, teaching music. Aside from music, I am a writer and activist. I am intrigued by environmentalism and I hope to do more with my community concerning environmental issues.
I really enjoy nature and biking. I live right by many lakes and so I bike around the lakes often and sit in the grass. That is what keeps me calm and happy.
Work Experience:
Like I said, I recently came back from South Korea, teaching English. I taught English to 4th and 5th graders in a Korean public school. I plan to continue tutoring foreigners here in Minneapolis.
I graduated from the University of Minnesota in music performance on Clarinet. I have studied privately with Burt Hara, principle of the Minnesota Orchestra and John Anderson, professor of Clarinet at U of M. I plan to study with Kurt Bjorling in Chicago this fall for Klezmer clarinet.
I joined "Classic Klezmer"-- an all grrrl Klezmer band in June 2006. We perform gigs all over the Twin Cities. Our recent gigs have been at the Grand opening Gala for MacPhail Center for the Arts, the Illusion Theatre, The Minnesota History Center, The Jewish Community Center, and numerous other gigs.
Every August I go to a Klezmer camp called KlezKanada in the mountains of Montreal. The most prestigious Klezmer musicians from all over the world come to this camp to give workshops and classes on Yiddish and Jewish culture and music.
University of Minnesota, class of 2005.
Organizations / Affilations:
clarinetist in "Classic Klezmer" Klezmer band, since June 2006.
Becky Erickson is located in Minneapolis, MN and has the following skills: Teaching/Performing Klezmer and Classical Clarinet, Tutoring for English Language
Music, Language / Translation
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My Skills

Teaching/Performing Klezmer and Classical Clarinet

Category: Music
teaching and performing Klezmer music (Eastern European Jewish Folk Music) and Classical music on the clarinet.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Degree in Music Performance on Clarinet, University of Minnesota 2005 student of Kurt Bjorling, Brave Old World Klezmer band Clarinetist in "Classic Klezmer" band since June 2006
Years Experience: 17

Tutoring for English Language

Category: Language / Translation
Tutoring and teaching the English language. Helping with grammer, syntax, conversational, spelling, reading, writing, speaking, etc.
Relevant Education / Credentials
English teacher in South Korea, 2007
Years Experience: 26