MA.Ed, University of Phoenix
BA, Music, San Diego State University
As a lecturer at SDSU, Mr. Erb brings to the School of Music & Dance the practical experience of an elementary music specialist. His fulltime job is that of an elementary instrumental music teacher for the widely respected Poway Unified School District, a job he has held since 1985 and continues to thoroughly enjoy. In his Music 102 classes, using his direct experience as a public school music teacher, Mr. Erb strives to impart to his students the musical skills and the confidence necessary to be able to “do music” whether in their future classrooms or in their lives. Jack has also served as a master teacher mentor for SDSU music education students, and is a cooperating teacher for the SDSU Music Teacher Training Program. He has earned accolades throughout his teaching career, including being recognized by the California Music Educators Association, Southern Border Section, as Elementary Instrumental Music Teacher of the year (2004-05 & 2001-02), named Teacher of the Year for Shoal Creek Elementary School (Poway Unified), and recipient of the California Congress of Parents, Teachers and Students “Continuing Service Award” in recognition of outstanding service to children and youth (2005).