Jared graduated from San Jose State University in 1977 in Music Ed. He worked my way through college giving private lessons on violin and mandolin. The Suzuki Method was new at that time and Jared was able to apply it, and other methods, with great success. Over the years, Mr. Erskine has been able to perfect my skills as a string teacher and adapt to various styles including Classical, Celtic, Jazz and Blues.

He also specializes in American traditional fiddling which includes Appalachia, Bluegrass and Texas – contest styles. Jared received a Master of Arts degree from Hofstra University in 2010 in Scottish Music. During this study he was able to travel to Scotland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia several times. Here he participated in dances, competitions and the Scottish Games. Since then Jared has devoted all my time to private lessons on the violin, viola, mandolin, electric violin and beginning cello.

Jared’s NYSSMA students have received high marks and have remained with me year after year. He feels that teaching is very rewarding to inspire students on to a career in music. As a chosen field, it can be followed from the grade school orchestra right through high school.