Hello my name is Eric Ahlteen

Entertaining children with an interactive music program is one of my passions. As a father of three, I regularly played music with my kids when they were growing up. During 20 of those great years I represented a nationally known chocolate company working in corporate sales managing fund-raising programs for non-profit groups and schools. As part of our program, I combined my musical skills with my ability to relate well with young children and conducted hundreds of lively assemblies in elementary schools across the mid-west.

In 2007, I opened a cafe in Powell OH and enjoyed producing weekly music shows with children every Friday. We developed a unique niche with my form of interactive childrenā€™s music.



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Spring – Summer – Fall Event


  • Earth Day Fest at Columbus Commons April 23rd, 4-4:30 PM
  • Green On The Green fest in Worthington May 7th, 11 AM
  • Columbus Folk Music Society Fest May 8th, 2-3 PM
  • Duck Creek Fest in Logan May 29th, 12 PM
  • Worthington Concert Series June 3rd, 11:15 AM
  • Worthington Arts Fest June 14,15,16
  • Workshop for kids stage etiquette, 9-10AM & 11-noon
  • Comfest June 24th. 2:40 PM
  • Lancaster Music and Arts Fest July 28th, Noon and 1:15 PM
  • Clintonville Music and Arts fest Sept 10th. tbd




Feb. 6, 2016

Our special guest was Eric Ahlteen, aka Mr. Eric, who joined us in some songs from the 60s and 70s, and also put together a kid’s band.

The kid’s band performed a segment and also joined us in our closer numbers.

A fine time was had by all!


Mr Eric
Mr Eric


Hi, Eric,
Thank you for being a part of our event ā€“ we are so pleased with the success of our 1st Halloween Hop! You did such a wonderful job engaging all of the children and letting them be a part of your fun!
We heard such great feedback during and after the event ā€“ everyone had a ball!
Thank you so much!

Heather Pliskin, M.A. CCC-SLP
Director of Speech Services
510 E. North Broadway
Columbus, OH 43214


I am extremely honored to give a major “Shout Out,” for Mr. Eric!

Anderson Public Library experienced a wonderful moment in time with Mr. Eric!
Mr. Eric had time for each child to graciously be involved in his show. I highly recommend him. Thank you Mr. Eric for having a blast with our patrons young and old. Thank you kindly, Ms. Sherry!

Thank you so much…See ya soon!!!
Anderson Public Library
114 North Main Street
Lawrenceburg, Ky. 40342


Why Music Education Rocks!

Do you have a budding pianist? A drummer wannabe? A future flutist? Playing a musical instrument is very beneficial to children. So, why should yours learn to play?

They say that music is the universal language. Regardless of where you are from or what your background, a good melody is something that everyone can enjoy and understand. There must be something behind that, right?

For children, music provides many, many benefits. Experts agree, there are lots of good things about letting your child learn to play an instrument. Here are 10 reasons why your child should put down the remote and pick up a musical instrument.

1. It will boost their brain power

Want to give your child a mental advantage? Music can do that. “More and more studies show a correlation between higher academic achievement with children who are exposed to music,” says children’s music specialist Meredith LeVande of MonkeyMonkeyMusic.com. “Music simply stimulates parts of the brain that are related to reading, math, and emotional development.”

2. It will improve their memory

Where did that shoe go? That’s a question asked far too many times in far too many households with kids. Help your kids remember more (and learn more!) with music. “Further research has shown that participation in music at an early age can help improve a child’s learning ability and memory by stimulating different patterns of brain development,” says Maestro Eduardo Marturet, a conductor, composer and musical director for the Miami Symphony Orchestra.

3. It helps them socially

Picking up an instrument can also help your child break out of their social shell too, experts say. “Socially, children who become involved in a musical group or ensemble learn important life skills, such as how to relate to others, how to work as a team and appreciate the rewards that come from working together, and the development of leadership skills and discipline,” says Marturet, who also oversees the MISO Young Artist program in South Florida, which allows young musicians to hone their musical skills as part of a professional orchestra.

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