Photography by  Carly C. Photography

Photography by Carly C. Photography

Erica Sipes, piano

Erica Sipes, pianist, received her bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance from the Eastman School of Music. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Radford University and has freelanced as a piano collaborator and coach in Michigan, Idaho, and Virginia. She has also performed with the Roanoke Symphony on occasion and has performed as a piano soloist with the New River Valley Symphony.  In the summer of 2012 Ms. Sipes officially launched her own business as a practice coach, offering coachings, workshops, planning sessions, and practice boot-camps for anyone that could use some help with practicing. She is also a prominent blogger, writing frequently about her views on performing, learning music, and the classical music world in general.  Her blog, “Beyond the Notes” can be found here.