with 2018 NATS National finalist, Anna Bakun, and pianist Gary Skye

with 2018 NATS National finalist, Anna Bakun, and pianist Gary Skye

We are beyond grateful to have found our way to Erin. Her support and encouragement of the young artists in her care is beautiful and wonderful to be a part of.
— Kerry Mason, parent of a Studio singer
  with a student after her recital

with a student after her recital

Welcoming students of every age and ability, the Erin G. McCarthy Vocal Studio is where singers can learn it all: clear and vibrant tone production, correct breathing and alignment, dramatic interpretation, and the lifelong skills that nurture the joy of singing. With many years of experience guiding singers with patience and care, Erin excels at teaching the whole vocal instrument in all styles and techniques, including musical theater, classical, jazz, folk, pop and rock.

 

  teaching a lesson

teaching a lesson

  making a video for a competition round

making a video for a competition round

Erin is a thoughtful, supportive teacher who focuses on results. Lessons are tailored specifically to each student’s goals, with a focus on healthy production, effective sound, musicality and expression. Whether preparing for a performance, getting ready for an audition, tuning up for choir, or singing for fun, Erin helps each student develop a short- and long-term plan for success.

Erin's students have performed on stages from Tualatin to Tuscany, and Studio singers are routinely in the winner's circle for local and national competitions, gaining placement and scholarship at some of the nation's most prestigious conservatories, and landing roles in local theater productions.  

Erin is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and regularly engages in  masterclasses, workshops, lectures, and festivals throughout the region. She frequently collaborates with her colleagues in creating and hosting educational events such as language workshops or acting classes for her students.  

Erin G. McCarthy Vocal Studio is located 30 minutes from Portland in Newberg, Oregon on Erin's family farm, Fermata Farm.  


Testimonials

Erin is an extraordinary voice teacher. Not only does she have a no-nonsense approach to singing that teaches exactly how the body most efficiently produces sounds, but she also has a clear sense of when to challenge a student and move on to the next step. I have been a singer for many years and have studied with a variety of voice teachers, but with Erin I’ve made the most noticeable strides to the point where my band mates tell me I’ve gotten better at almost every practice. I’m looking forward to singing with her for years to come.
— Verena Sutherland, Studio singer
My daughter has been taking lessons from Erin for two years and the growth and improvement has been phenomenal. She continually pushes Avery to grow and learn and as a result, Avery’s confidence has increased tremendously. Erin is an enthusiastic and wonderful teacher.
— Christy Gladheim, parent of a Studio singer