At CIM, Erik Mann teaches Guitar Literature and Guitar Pedagogy to conservatory students as well as lessons to preparatory students. He served for three years on the committee for stringed instrument applications of the Fulbright US Student Program and is an alumnus of the prestigious Community Arts Education Leadership Institute of the National Guild for Community Arts Education. Mann is also executive director of the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society, which presents the world's greatest classical guitarists, and mentors and teaches guitar to hundreds of students per year in the city of Cleveland.


  • BM, Towson University
  • MM, Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Teachers include Jason Vieaux, John Holmquist and Ronald Pearl

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music (2004-present)
    • Guitar literature
    • Guitar pedagogy
    • Preparatory lessons
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
    • Head, guitar department
  • Mercyhurst College