My name is Erica Hastie and I teach violin and beginners piano here at Te Atamira. I also run Magical Music with Erica - a fun and interactive music programme for preschoolers aged 2-5 years.
Originally from Scotland, I grew up surrounded by both classical and traditional music. I was the leader of my regional string orchestra and a member of the Edinburgh Highland Reel & Strathspey Fiddle Orchestra. Here in Queenstown, I regularly play Irish/Scottish music at local sessions - it makes me feel at home!
I have been a fully trained primary school teacher for 7+ years, so I bring plenty of experience to my lessons in a fun and inclusive way. In my free time, I love hiking, kayaking and reading lots of books.
I look forward to sharing my love of music with you!