Eric started his piano studies in utero as his parents met at their piano lesson! Growing up in a musical household was a fine education, however he did receive formal training through private study and at the Maplewood Music Studio in Philadelphia. He really cut his teeth though playing in the restaurant scene in Philadelphia, then Paris accompagning opera singers, jazz musicians, and even ballet dancers. He is proficient in many genres including classical, jazz, and stride. Being a singer himself also makes him an excellent accompanist.