"Erin is a gifted teacher and producer. In a short amount of time, she taught me how to use Ableton live, Ableton push, and various hardware and software. She is very knowledgeable and connected in the world of audio production and audio equipment. She even accompanied me on shopping trips to make sure I bought the equipment that is most appropriate for my project.
Erin helped me to conceptualize my live show and translate my pre-recorded electronic elements to a live setting. She not only made sure that I was comfortable with my gear and set-up, but she also helped me to feel self-sufficient and empowered. She is responsive, understanding and flexible. I highly recommend Erin to anyone who is looking to take their audio production and engineering skills to the next level."
Julie Kathryn aka 'I Am Snow Angel'
"Erin, to put it simply, is an expert of teaching based on a musicians needs. She said to me “What is your vision?” Within an hour, we set up the Violet Rose live sound system and what we needed to cover in our session. She connected me with experts to purchase my gear and a convenient space in NYC for us to work. In 4 hours, I learned signal routing, countless tricks in Ableton, and had my rig running exactly how we wanted. After Violet Rose spent copious amounts of time and money in the studio, we wanted to put on a live set that was self sufficient and did our music justice. Erin not only did that, but she opened up a world of possibilities and a network of musical experts she was worked with in the past. The Violet Rose project cannot thank her enough for her wisdom and professionalism throughout the whole process."
- Vince Cuneo (Violet Rose)
"Erin is a very intuitive artist with a diversified range of style! We’ve been co-writing/co-producing together over the past year and it’s been an awesome experience. Erin’s work ethic and level of communication is unbeatable. She takes the necessary time and dedication to each project without hesitation. She’s a perfectionist with a purpose! She pays attention to every comment, detail or remark and incorporates it into the final product. Literally, she doesn’t miss a beat!
Erin is a beautiful person inside and out. Working with her level of experience and talent is an honor. I recommend collaborating with Erin if you are an artist seeking growth and development. I can't thank MAMMA BARRA enough for all she has taught me!!"
– Rita Boudreau (singer, songwriter, musician)
"I first met Erin Barra in the Songwriting 1 class I took as a beginning student at Berklee College of Music. Since then I tried to take every course she taught until I graduated. She taught me so much about music and how technology can go hand in hand with it, all while allowing me to be myself. I now feel confident considering myself to be a songwriter who also produces their own music, all thanks to her guidance. I've gotten to know Erin very well as her student, and consider her a valuable mentor and friend."
"We are a group of music students and teachers from Norway that went to New York earlier this year, last week in march to be more specific, 2015. We had a really great time, we love New York!
One of the things we did in N.Y. was getting a great songwriting session and lesson with Erin Barra as an instructor. This was great, she gave us a good insight in how she works with music, songwriting and music technology. Everybody loved it, and more importantly we learned a lot from her as well.
Erin Barra focused on many aspects of songwriting; including chord progression, melody, lyrics and stated the clear importance of Rhythm and form in songwriting, not to forget unity and variation. She also demonstrated how she uses Ableton Live in song writing, getting quickly into grooves, harmonies, voicing, rhythm, melody and more, straight to the point in how to move in songwriting territory, applying music tech gear."
- Johan Modahl Leiva (Manger, Folkehøgskole music school, Norway)