Significant teachers and mentors:
Over the years, Mr. Snoza has encountered many individuals who have helped to influence him and reach his full potential in the field of music. Some of these individuals include instructor James VanDemark, Eastman School of Music's Virginia Dixon, and Suzuki Training at Elmhurst College.
Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise:
My philosophy for private instruction is to create a comfortable atmosphere where students are free to be creative and uninhibited in expressing themselves. I firmly believe in stressing the fundamentals including: relaxed body positioning, core of sound, scales, and technique. Most importantly, I believe bass players should be well-rounded musicians, so I ensure that each of my students receives a foundation in orchestral, solo, and chamber music repertoire within a wide variety of musical styles, including classical, jazz, and popular music.
Professional affiliations & activities:
Bassist - Fifth House Ensemble
Interests outside of music:
Aside from his musical passions, Eric also enjoys photography, and Martial Arts whenever he gets the chance.
Favorite composer or piece to play: