(336) 786-8324  X205 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 A western Pennsylvanian native and resident until three years ago, Eric has been a Christian since high school when he joined the local Baptist church he attended since childhood in Worthington, Pennsylvania.  While attending the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, working toward a BA in History and English Literature, he began serving in part-time as a professional church organist.   In addition to his academic work, he also played the cello in the University orchestra and chamber ensembles and studied organ performance with Dr. Carol Teti and Dr. Christine Clewell.  After college, he received additional training and served several churches as a choirmaster and hand-bell choir director, in addition to accompanying worship from the organ.  Eric has served Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, and Episcopal Churches in western Pennsylvania and Montana as accompanist or music director.   Later he obtained a master's degree in education, and has taught in public and private schools in Pennsylvania, Montana, and now Millenium Charter Academy in Mount Airy, where he and his family reside.  Before teaching, Eric worked as a pipe organ builder and technician with Luley and Associates of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He and his wife, Rebecca, founded the Ivy Leaf Orchestra in Pennsylvania, a 15 piece ensemble that performs music for live screenings of silent films.  Rebecca taught music K-12 for fourteen years, has played for churches as an assistant organist and served as the director of several volunteer music ensembles over the last twenty years. 

In his free time, he enjoys playing with his children, using the piano and organ for live screenings of silent films, canoeing, hiking, collecting antique toy trains, writing and reading.  Eric and Rebecca have two children, James and Miriam and are very happy to be serving God through music so close to home.