Eric McGoffin, Piano
Eric brings 20 years of musical study into his classroom. He has experience with classical, jazz, Latin, popular, and contemporary genres. Eric began studying piano at age seven at the Acadiana Conservatory of Music. Eric continued piano lessons into high school, where he took Theory/Composition and improvisational music lessons under the late David Egan. Egan was a prominent local jazz pianist and composer who had collaborated on albums and national tours with musicians such as Robert Plant, Irma Thomas, Etta James, and Joe Cocker.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theory/Composition from Tulane University and a Master of Music Theory from UL Lafayette. He has held the titles of Teacher of Record at UL Lafayette and Summer Camp Group Leader at the Acadiana Conservatory of Music. Eric was awarded the 2016 Teacher of the Year at the Acadiana Conservatory of Music. He has over five years of professional experience as a private piano instructor. The age range of his students extends from ages 4 to 40. Eric has taught various levels of musicianship from beginner to advanced.
Eric regularly performs around Lafayette and the surrounding area with multiple music groups and as a solo act. Eric currently teaches MUS360 Cajun & Zydeco Music as an adjunct professor in the UL Lafayette music department.
Eric incorporates theoretical and historical elements into his highly personalized pedagogical style to encourage his students to fully grasp both the nuances and big picture of their own musical journey.