CherieLachowski

Cherie Lachowski

Joined Erie Day School in 2007

  • Performing Arts Instructor and EDS Playhouse Vocal Director
  • B.M. Music – Michigan State University
  • M.A. Music Education – University of Michigan

About Cherie

Cherie Lachowski is Erie Day School’s music and performing arts teacher. Her musical experience is broad – winning a scholarship to Interlochen School of Music; studying with concert pianist Van Cliburn; attending the Conservatory of Grosse Pointe; receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in music performance and education from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan; receiving a Master’s degree in music education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; and receiving training at the Lincoln Center Institute in New York City – a highlight of her career. She has taught vocal music, music appreciation, music history, piano classes, theatre and chorus in several school districts in Michigan and Ohio and was voted Teacher of the Year while at Romulus Michigan after developing an inner city arts program. She performed professionally at Detroit’s Renaissance Center and at several downtown restaurants. Her focus changed from teaching music in the schools to traveling and creating programs for symphonies throughout Europe and the United States while accompanying her husband's work. She enjoyed developing child and adult education programs at the symphonies, access programs for the handicapped and meeting performers, musicians and conductors while working for the Southeast Iowa, Grand Rapids, and Akron Symphonies and the Erie Philharmonic. Mrs. Lachowski formerly taught music philosophy and music education classes and team taught aesthetics education class for seven years at Mercyhurst University. There is nothing like the joy and satisfaction she receives from watching students grow in self-confidence though musical performances.