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“The hills are alive, with the sound of music!”
― The Sound of Music


Orange City, Iowa

Favorite Song

The “La La Land” Soundtrack

Interesting Fact

I was once crowned the Tulip Festival Queen in my hometown. I also play the accordian.

Erika Strickland

I have two wonderful children that I homeschool. I lived in Norway for 3 years and speak some basic Norwegian. "Jeg heter Erika og jeg kommer fra Amerika!" The three words that describe me best are: Enthusiastic, Creative, and Purposeful.

How did your passion and interest for music start?

I saw an orchestra playing at my church when I was five. I asked my dad if I could play "that" instrument. I was pointing to a violin. We got started soon after that.

What do you do at NoteAbility?

After teaching strings lessons and prep classes at NoteAbility for three years, I consult with the team for graphic design needs.

Who is your hero and why?

My dad is my hero. He has been my inspiration for so many things. He loves people selflessly, he has provided a space for playfulness is almost all of my life, and he is driven to learn and to humbly ask what may feel like 'stupid questions' because he is curious and wants to know why and how.