(ext. 277) Erik McIntyre is an active performer and educator in the Metro Detroit area and
beyond. He teaches various styles of guitar with an approach that comes from both classroom and “on-the-job” training.
He enjoys the process of teaching private lessons because it allows for a
personalized learning experience that can cater to the unique needs and interests of each student.
A versatile performer, he currently works most often with jazz ensembles and as a solo guitarist in contexts ranging from private parties, weddings, and restaurants to concerts, dances, and festivals. He has also worked in the studio and on the road as a lead guitarist with singer/songwriters and cover bands in a variety of folk, rock, and pop styles. Past venues include the Detroit Jazz Festival, Cliff Bell’s, The Carr Center, The Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor Art Center, The Union Ballroom in Ann Arbor, The Scarab Club, The Blind Pig, The Crofoot Ballroom, and more. His arrangements have been performed at St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids and Cliff Bell’s in Detroit.
While at Mott Community College and Oakland University, he studied classical guitar under Mari Yancho, John Hall, and Bret Hoag, respectively. A large part of his studies at OU involved jazz improvisation, arranging, and pedagogy under the mentorship of
Sean Dobbins, Miles Brown, Scott Gwinnell, Marion Hayden, and artist-in-residence Regina Carter.
As an educator, Erik has been giving lessons to a wide range of age groups in homes since 2011 and at the Rochester School of Music since 2015. In 2010, he taught a weekly music class for young campers aged 9-14 years old through Americorps NCCC and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, D.C. He also worked with preschoolers in various daycares with Respond, Inc. of Camden, New Jersey.
Erik holds an Associate of Applied Science in Music Technology from Mott Community College and is expecting a Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Rhetoric with a double minor in music (liberal arts) and jazz studies from Oakland University in May of 2018.