New music studio opening for children


LINDEN HILLS — After teaching music at preschools for 15 years, an instructor is opening her own studio at 4109 France Ave. S. 

The Music Discovery Program was created by Elizabeth Erickson, a classically-trained pianist and jazz musician. She previously spent nine years teaching at Lake Harriet United Methodist Preschool.

“I’m not teaching by-the-book,” she said. “My own musicianship goes into it.”

Erickson’s classes have three levels with age ranges from two-and-a-half through kindergarten. She said children can learn a great deal of content in her courses. 

“Kids that come through the program in two years are really ready for private lessons,” she said. “They can have a lot of fun and learn a lot at the same time.”

Erickson also teaches private lessons. For more information, call 612-825-1175.