Erin Elstner

Adjunct Professor of Percussion

Erin ElstnerErin Elstner is an experienced percussion and drum set instructor. She also teaches privately through the Webster University Community Music School and is the conductor of the CMS Percussion Ensemble and a member of the adjunct faculty at Maryville University. She received her B.M. in Percussion Performance at Mannes College of Music in New York (The New School University) and her Music Education certification from the University of Missouri-St.Louis where she graduated summa cum laude. She has taught at the St. Louis Symphony Community Music School, the Third Street Music Settlement and Carnegie Hall in New York, the Taichung School of Arts and Music in Taiwan, The Strike Institute and The Erin Elstner Percussion Studio.

As a freelance performer, Ms. Elstner's numerous performance achievements include playing percussion at the International Women's Brass Conference, an American tour led by Susan Slaughter and Principal orchestral players, percussionist for the new music ensemble Synchronia, member of the Brazilian groups The Sambistas and the Sambanditos,“The True Heart” performance with Glen Velez, the VH-1 Fashion Awards with the group De La Guarda, playing percussion for Peter Cetera of Chicago, "Bright Lights, Broadway" Asian tour and the Joffrey Ballet. She has also been the percussionist/drummer for blues, rock and pop bands, including vibraphonist for Champale and drummer for Hazmat Modine and RED, played with artists such as David Garza and recorded/played on many records including those of Clem Snide and Kill Henry Sugar.