Erin Kaether is the Owner and Director of Academy of Sound, LLC in downtown Oregon, WI. She manages the school and it's staff, and teaches piano to both English and Spanish-speaking students.
Erin began teaching in 1997, at the direction of her own piano teacher. She graduated high school in 1999, and went on to become a translator for the Wisconsin Relay System. There, she perfected her Spanish, learned ASL, worked with speech disabled callers, worked as a supervisor's aide, and finally as a training facilitator. All the while, she maintained a handful of piano students.
In 2003, Erin opened "Erin's Piano Studio." It was a small, simple piano teaching studio located in one room where Academy of Sound is currently. Erin's Piano Studio grew quickly, and within two years she employed four teachers, and offered voice lessons in addition to piano.
In 2007, Erin's Piano Studio had clearly outgrown it's name. This is when Academy of Sound, LLC came into being; An all-encompassing music & drama school, with a variety of teachers, classes, performance and competition opportunities.
In addition to her work as a musician and businesswoman, Erin also volunteers as a Crisis Pregnancy Counselor for Care Net of Dane County. At Care Net, Erin helps women and couples as they explore all their options and make a decision about their pregnancy. Beyond her work in the pregnancy center, Erin is a public speaker and has shared the story of her own crisis pregnancy with audiences numbering in the thousands. Erin also models for materials and website promotions for Care Net.
Erin serves on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce, and was elected Secretary for 2010. Erin is a member of Wisconsin Music Educators Association, and earned her Piano Teaching Certification from the Mayron Cole Conservatory in 2006.
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