K-6 Utah Charter School

A free public K-6 charter school located in East Salt Lake City.

Erin Payne


I have loved music my entire life! My interest in music started at the age of

3 when I saw violinists performing and I knew instantly I wanted to learn

how to play. I began taking private violin lessons and then shortly thereafter

I began private piano lessons as well. I taught both piano and violin

privately in high school and studied music through college.

At the age of 8, I began performing the violin at the Federation of Music

Clubs where I earned 3 gold cups after receiving 9 consecutive years of the

Superior Rating. I have since been called to be a judge at the Federation of

Music Clubs.

I earned an Associate's Degree in Music from Utah Valley University, then a

Bachelor's Degree in Health Administrative Services with an emphasis in

Health Promotion from Weber State University.

I am blessed to be a wife, and a mother to 5 incredible sons and 1 amazing

daughter. I continue to teach violin and piano privately and have absolutely

loved teaching the orchestra at Canyon Rim Academy since it opened as a

charter school in 2007. Teaching brings me such joy and I consider myself

the most blessed to work at CRA!