- Berklee College of Music, Bachelor of Music (Jazz Composition and Arranging)
- Virginia Commonwealth University, Masters of Music
Eric Lyttle has been playing and teaching piano for over 25 years. He received his Bachelor's degree in Jazz Composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and has a Master's Degree in Music Composition from Virginia Commonwealth University.
He has been on the Music faculty at the College of William and Mary since 1999, teaching classical piano, jazz piano, and Musicianship (private instruction in ear-training, music theory, and composition). Eric is an active performer and an accompanist in jazz and latin-jazz in the Richmond, Charlottesville, and Williamsburg area. His fine teachers include Doug Richards, Joanna Kong, Dika Newlin, Sonia Vlahevic, Johanna Spiers, and Alan Blank. As a student of the legendary Barry Harris, Eric passes along the jazz traditions exemplified by Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. An experienced and dedicated teacher, Eric develops an organized and creative plan for reaching the musical goals of students at all levels.