program in Cleveland as well as the Ohio State University for guitar
performance. He attended on scholarship through both programs and
maintained a 4.0 GPA.
educators such as Stan Smith (Capital University), Vera Stanojevic
(Capital University for composition), Tim Cummiskey (OSU), Jacob Sacks
(New York City), Dan Wilson (Tri-C/Cleveland State) and jazz saxophone
legend Ernie Krivda (Tri-C, Cleveland). Though much of his education
was based in jazz guitar, Kyle has also studied classical guitar,
piano, composition, and voice.
leading bands around Columbus and Cleveland. His writing outlet and
indie-folk band Oliver Oak is a six piece, regularly performing
ensemble of established musicians. Oliver Oak has recorded three
albums since May 2013 (two of which were produced, recorded, and
mastered by Kyle) and is preparing for a national spring tour in 2015
following their recently released full-length record. In addition to
Oliver Oak, Kyle leads a working group under his own name which
includes his Chet Baker Songbook and has performed with many other
jazz and pop ensembles including Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz
last five years. He is a motivated educator and is excited to be among
such reputable peers at Musicologie.