Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Elking

Welcome to the Carr Lane VPA Band Page!

Welcome Video!

My name is Erin Elking and I am the band director at Carr Lane VPA. I have a Bachelor of Music Education from Southeast Missouri State University, and am a current counseling masters student at the same university.  I love cats, spending time outdoors, spray painting, listening to music, and hanging out with friends. I have three cats, Rue, LJ, and Screamy, all three of which I adopted down in Cape Girardeau.  Rue and LJ are four, and Screamy is one.

 I studied at Southeast Missouri State University for my undergraduate degree, and am going back to that school for my master's degree. When I was at Southeast, I was actively involved in the community as well as the music department.  I spent all four years in the Southeast Wind Symphony as well as the marching band.  When I was in the marching band, I spent two years in a leadership position as the Student Assistant.  I basically helped run the marching band.  It was a very stressful experience but I wouldn't change it for the world. I had learned so much. I am excited to start school again at my alma mater!

Here, you will find access to rhythm reading worksheets, interactive theory lessons, and the link to our Microsoft Teams, where you will find all of the assignments posted--as well as where students need to turn them in.  It is important to know that Teams will be used for our assignments.

Please feel free to email me at:

Bachelor of Music Education K-12

Current Masters Degree Student: Master of Arts--School Counseling