Timothy Byrer

Joseph Barker

He/His Voice Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 As a native of Hilliard, Tim has been making music in the central Ohio area for his entire life! Tim is a graduate of Capital University, earning a degree in Music Education in the Spring of 2016. Following graduation he taught K-5 music for 5 years! Tim is also actively involved at Worthington United Methodist Church! He has served as Tenor Section Leader and soloist since 2014. In 2021 he assumed the position as Director of Children’s Music Ministries. In this role he is responsible for the Children’s Choir as well as the … Read More

Bonnie Wu

Joseph Barker

She/her Strings, Piano, Uke Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Bonnie Wu got her first violin when she was only three years old. Having played through almost every size of violin there is, she is well versed in the Suzuki method. She loved performing music even from a young age. Along with violin, she also studied piano and later picked up the ukulele. Bonnie now plays violin for Ohio State’s Campus Orchestra while studying for a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry and Chinese, with hopes of going to medical or graduate school. For many years, she has volunteered at her local … Read More

Dmitriy Isakov

Joseph Barker

He/His Piano Strings Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Dmitriy Isakov studied piano and violin and earned his Bachelor’s degree with honors in violin performing from Tchaikovsky Music Academy in Kiev, Ukraine. During his career he performed music with many orchestras, participated in numerous festivals. As a participant of many international competitions, he won 1st prize at International Music Competition “Francesco Forgione” in Italy and a diploma from International Violin Competition “Remember Enescu” in Romania. Dmitriy teaches violin and piano in classical music, jazz, rock, and pop. He enjoys sharing music experience with students of all ages, and considers that music … Read More

William Baughman

Joseph Barker

He/His Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Will Baughman studied piano performance at Kent State University and is passionate about teaching piano students of all ages and abilities at Musicologie.

Jareth Marlow

Joseph Barker

He/him/his Guitar and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Jareth Marlow is a Singer, Pianist and Guitarist. He has had many years of experience in classical piano, jazz guitar, and commercial and classical voice. He is also very knowledgeable in music theory and ear training and very passionate about teaching both!

Alexa Rybinski

She/her/hers Voice and Strings Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Community Manager Alexa Rybinski graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in Opera/Musical Theater and a minor in Viola Performance from Capital University Conservatory of Music. She has performed extensively around Columbus with most of the Columbus professional and regional theaters. Favorite roles include: First Date (Casey), The Wild Party (Kate), Spring Awakening (Wendla), Shrek (Fiona), Little Women (Jo), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Cinderella), Seussical (Gertrude), Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), Hairspray (Penny). Alexa also works as a costumer around … Read More

Isaac Roe

He/him/his Guitar, Drums and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 From a young age Isaac has been very musically inclined. Starting piano lessons at age 6 and drum lessons one year later, Isaac quickly discovered that he has a passion for music. To further this, he spent years practicing drums piano and guitar, and enrolled in the Jazz program at The Ohio State University. Since then Isaac has been regularly gigging around Ohio, playing both drums and guitar with many different groups. He hopes to pass his knowledge and experience on to the next generation, and help them discover the … Read More

Joshua Sommers

He/him/his Drums, Piano, Reeds and Brass Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 INSERT BIO HERE Joshua Sommers is a Music Education Major at the Ohio State University. His primary instrument is drum set and percussion. So far in his time at OSU, Josh has performed with the OSU Jazz Lab Big Band, Latin Jazz Combo, Bebop Combo, African Drumming Ensemble, and Gospel Choir. Previous to the Fall 2022 semester at OSU, Josh spent 2 years as a Music Education, Percussion Performance, and Jazz Studies Triple Major at the University of Akron. While at Akron, Josh performed with the following ensembles: Wind … Read More

Allison Wiggins

She/her/hers Piano and Saxophone Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 INSERT BIO HERE Allison is new to the Dublin area and a recent graduate of Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. There she studied saxophone performance while also studying piano as a secondary instrument. As a teacher, she believes it is most important to advocate for her students while helping them meet their musical goals. She looks forward to connecting with students of various abilities while sharing with them her love for music!

Eric Neuenschwander

He/him/his Piano and Voice Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Eric Neuenschwander got a love of music from his parents. In college, his mother once got to sing under the baton of Aaron Copeland. His Dad went from having days worth of music on vinyl, to Cassettes, to CD’s and finally his iPod. Needless to say, car trips were filled with sing-a-longs. He started taking piano lessons at age 6 from Deloris Kefalos; picked up a saxophone in 5th grade to play in the band; joined his church choir in junior high and school choirs in high school. He graduated with … Read More

Bobby Lucas

He/him/his Piano, Brass and Guitar Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Bobby Lucas is a composer, performer, and educator based out of Columbus, Ohio. Originally from Pittsburgh, he graduated from Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA with a Music Education degree and an emphasis on trombone, piano, and composition. There he studied with Dr. Albert Glinsky. His piece Five Sketches of Home was premiered by the Mercyhurst Wind Ensemble. While in Erie he played regularly with a jazz combo, The Monk’s Brew, of which he is a founding member. After graduation, he attended Ohio University for a Master’s in Music Composition where … Read More

Rhea Garg

She/her/hers Cello and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Rhea Garg has always been very involved in music. She started learning piano and cello while in elementary school and continued playing into college. During this time, she also spent a decade singing in the Columbus Children’s Choir. Currently, Rhea is a student at the Ohio State University pursuing a degree in Health Information Management and Systems. On campus, she plays cello in the university’s Campus Orchestra. In her free time, Rhea participates in Ohio State’s Food Recovery Network where she collects extra food on campus and donates it. She also … Read More

Elizabeth Blanquera

She/her/hers Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Columbus native Elizabeth (Liz) Blanquera holds degrees in Vocal Performance and Choral Music Education from the Ohio State University. Liz has performed both operatic and musical theatre repertoire around Columbus, and enjoys exploring new genres of music in her free time. Her goal as a music educator is to help students build foundational music skills that allow them to explore and experience whatever style of music speaks to them!

Erin Schreck

She/her/hers Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Guitar and Beginning Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Erin graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Music Education in 2012. She studied both jazz and classical styles and has extensive experience with jazz improvisation. In 2022, Erin completed her coursework for certification in Music Therapy at Cleveland State University and has worked with clients from preschool to adults of all ability levels. Erin has been writing, performing, and recording music for over 20 years, in a variety of genres including rock, folk, electronica, jazz, and classical. She enjoys listening to artists ranging … Read More

Matthew Wallenhorst

He/him/his Saxophone, Flute and Clarinet Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Matthew is a saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, and educator based in Cincinnati. Currently finishing his Bachelor of Music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Matthew is an active performer and collaborator on the local scene. He co-leads the experimental jazz trio, Dogfish, along with progressive-folk group, Wrens, while remaining active as a freelancer throughout the area. When not playing music, he can be found reading, baking, or tending to his ever-growing horde of house plants.

Molly Brown

She/they Piano, Bass, Guitar and Voice Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Molly has been a devoted musician for 20 years! She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in music. During her time at OSU, she was a member of glee club and tbdbitl! She’s been teaching ever since and specializes in neurodivergent individuals as well as those with performance and practice fears. Molly loves to perform, enjoy, and teach all forms of music from broadway and jazz to classical to classic rock and pop. Her musical influences include Ludovico Einaudi, Gustav Holst, Ella … Read More

Andres Sipe

He/him/his Guitar and Beginning Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Born and raised in Summit, New Jersey, Andy Sipe started playing guitar at the age of eight. Taking lessons at the School of Rock Chatham, he took lessons for guitar and piano for nine years, being immersed in genres ranging from classic rock to extreme metal and progressive rock. At the age of seventeen, Andy made the choice to continue his studies in music at a collegiate level. First attending The University of the Arts on a scholarship, Andy pursued a degree in music business and technology for one year … Read More

Natalia Łastowiecka

She/her/hers Voice and Beginner Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Natalia moved to the Columbus area after completing her bachelor’s degrees in Voice Performance and Speech Language Pathology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is now working on her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology with a specialization in Singing Health at the Ohio State University. She hopes to work with people struggling with voice disorders in the future. Natalia enjoys singing for the Art Blakey jazz combo at OSU and exploring all that Columbus has to offer. She has been taking voice lessons since she was in … Read More

Manya Aronin

She/her/hers Violin and Beginner Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Having played violin since as long as she can remember, Manya Aronin has always found a deep appreciation for making music. After graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2021 with her BM in violin performance, Manya realized that her true passion lies in helping the next generation learn and find their excitement for music. Manya is a spirited, but nurturing teacher. Using a Suzuki-inspired teaching approach, Manya orients her lessons to the student’s needs. Getting to know the students and finding what makes them excited is key to … Read More

Jake Quadrino

He/him/his Drums, Guitar and Beginner Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 A New York native, Jake began playing drums at the age of five. He quickly took to school jazz bands and eventually solidified his seat in county and state-wide jazz ensembles. He went on to study jazz percussion under Jim Rupp at The Ohio State University School of Music, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts. He has been teaching privately since 2016. Throughout his professional career, Jake has studied under the direction of various world-class musicians including Andy Farber, Charles Starling, and Michael Davis, and has performed on various … Read More

Bryan Daly

He/him/his Piano, Trombone and Voice Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Bryan Daly, is a piano, trombone, and voice teacher who has been active in the community for six years prior to joining Musicologie. A lifelong Cleveland native, he has been active in community theater and band productions in various points of his life. He enjoys and encourages all kinds of learning with music, with a focus on classical education, but allowing for deep discussions into music theory, jazz, and pop music. Bryan believes that all people have the capacity to make music, and that a background in music will improve … Read More

Kevin Richards

Kevin T. Richards is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist specializing in Roots music that includes pre-war blues, Appalachian styles, early rock and traditional jazz. He plays an array of instruments, including electric and acoustic guitar, fiddle, banjo and mandolin. Recognized by the Ohio Arts Council, Kevin is a master artist in the Piedmont guitar styles. He has entertained audiences across the United States for over forty years. Kevin has performed at the National Folk Fest, MerleFest, Brooklyn Folk Festival and for Augusta Heritage Week. He has performed at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame many times at its annual American … Read More

Benjamin T. Maloney

He/him/his Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Benjamin Maloney is a pianist, composer, and arranger from Toledo, Ohio. He was motivated and drawn to music early in life, beginning piano lessons at the age of six. This early musical intuition led Ben to explore improvisation and Jazz. He developed his craft within the University of Toledo Music Department, graduating with a Bachelors degree in music performance with a Jazz concentration. During his time at UT, Ben had the opportunity to be mentored by and play with acclaimed Jazz and Classical musicians including Claude Black, Tim Whalen, Gunnar Mossblad, Jon Hendricks, … Read More

Liz Drollinger

She/her/hers Voice and Beginner Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Liz Drollinger earned a B.A. in Music from Capital University in Bexley, Ohio. She also earned a Master’s in Music for Vocal Performance from Kent State University. She has sung roles including Hansel from Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck, the Sorceress from Dido and Aeneas by Handel, and various choruses for both opera and musical theater. She can teach varying styles like classical, pop, and musical theater; and has taught students aging from five to twenty six. . She has been very passionate about music … Read More

Korah Cuff

She/her/hers Violin and Beginner Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Born in Jacksonville FL, Korah Cuff started learning the violin at the age of five. Soon after she gave her first solo recital and joined the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, participating for 10 years. Ms. Cuff earned her Bachelors of Music Performance at Stetson University. While there, she led the Symphony Orchestra as its Concertmaster was a featured soloist while on its UK tour. She has recently earned a Masters of Music Performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as a student of Giora Schmidt and Timothy Lees. … Read More

Jon O’Brien

He/him/his Saxophone, Beginner Piano, and Ukulele Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Jon O’Brien is the music technology teacher and assistant marching band director for South-Euclid Lyndhurst Schools. Jon enjoys teaching all levels and all genres of music, with a focus on creativity through composition, arranging, improvisation, and application of music theory. Jon graduated CWRU with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education in 2020. During his studies, Jon directed the CWRU saxophone ensemble and Footlighters pit orchestra, student taught elementary general music through high school band, and performed with Symphonic Winds, Klezmer Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Glee Club, and the CIM … Read More

Zoe Perrier

She/her/hers Reeds, Clarinet and Saxophone Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Zoe Perrier is a recent graduate of Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a focus on Bassoon. Here, she studied with Mark DeMio and participated in Symphonic Winds, Case University Circle Symphony Orchestra, Case Chamber Music, and other student run musical groups. She also holds another Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology from CWRU.

Cassie Howard

She/her/hers Voice, Piano, and Violin Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Cassie Howard is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Choral Music Education. Her primary instrument was piano, her secondary instrument was voice, and she has played the violin for 12 years. She has many years of experience in musical theatre directing, choral teaching and directing, accompanying, private voice, piano and violin teaching. Cassie comes to us with 2 years of middle & high school choral directing experience in a public school. Her teaching career began during the pandemic, so she was very flexible with online … Read More

Sara Smith

She/They Strings, Beginner Piano and Ukulele Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Sara has been playing music since about 5 years old. On Piano, French Horn, Cello, Trombone, and Bass, she has been performing for 16 years. Sara began teaching her junior year of high school as the last graduating French Horn player, wanting to maintain the section. Having lived in Columbus since 2015, Sara freelances throughout the city on bass and cello, and has worked on various albums in studios. With a focus on orchestral strings, electric bass, beginner piano and ukulele, Sara’s main focus as a teacher is to … Read More

Elena Cruz-López

She/her/hers Violin Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Elena Cruz-Lopez is a Ph.D. candidate in musicology with a graduate minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State. She was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and she began playing violin at age 12 in San Juan’s Escuela Libre de Música. She moved to South Bend, IN in 2008, where she kept playing violin in her school’s orchestras. While in high school, she was part of the South Bend Youth Symphony Orchestra. She graduated in 2017 from Valparaiso University where received a Bachelor of Arts in Music in violin performance. … Read More

Katniss Bi

She/her/hers Voice Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Katniss Bi is a mezzo-soprano who has earned her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She has been in a lot of stage productions during her time in school and is experienced in singing in over 8 languages. Her stage credits include La Périchole in La Périchole (Cleveland Institute of Music), Third Witch in Macbeth(CIM), Nora in the Micro-Opera A Storm We Call Progress(CIM), Sandman in Hansel and Gretel(Chicago Summer Opera), Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro (Wuhan Conservatory of Music), Fantine in Les Misérables(WHCM), Yingtai Zhu in the Chinese musical Butterfly(WHCM), and Daisy in Side Show(Shanghai International … Read More

Owen Hopper

He/him/his Guitar, Piano and Bass Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Owen Hopper is composer, guitarist, educator, and improviser whose work encompasses chamber pieces, folk songs, experimental electronic music, and free jazz albums. As an educator he has worked over the past decade to develop a unique approach to teaching guitar, songwriting, improvisation, and musicianship. His pedagogical process develops understandings of music theory, songcraft, and aural training. Deep Listening® is an integral part of his life and work. Besides a daily practice, Owen completed the certification intensive I through Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2021. He works with his students on these … Read More

Sam Hooper

He/him/his Guitar, Ukulele and Voice Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Guitarist and singer-songwriter, Sam Hooper, is graduate of University of Miami School of Music in Florida and an alumni of Berklee College of Music’s Songwriting Program in Boston. Hooper has taught guitar for over 30 years. In recent years he’s utilized his experience to expand into teaching voice and ukulele as well.  He also advises on songwriting and performance skills for those who are interested. In addition to his private students, since 2016, he’s been a teaching artist with Roots of American Music, (ROAM) in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and … Read More

Nik Repka

He/him/his Strings and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Nik Repka began his musical studies at the age of nine on piano. Shortly thereafter, he switched to classical guitar under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Smoot. On a whim, at age 14, he decided to learn the viola, and a year later also picked up violin. He continued viola lessons with Susan Walsh throughout high school, during which time he was a member of numerous orchestras including the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Ohio All-State Orchestra. He later went on to study viola with Dr. Cathy Carroll and Steve … Read More

Heather deJonge

She/her/hers Piano and Saxophone Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Heather deJonge teaches piano and saxophone at Musicologie Dublin and Westerville. She has also been teaching K-5 Music at Northridge Elementary School for three years. She graduated from Heidelberg University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, where she studied primarily piano and played saxophone in various bands. Heather’s teaching philosophy centers around building and fostering relationships with students through music. She is a strong believer that music is for EVERYONE and that each and every human being deserves the opportunity to learn and be surrounded by music. Heather has … Read More

Andrew Sais

He/him/his Guitar, Bass and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Hello! My name is Andrew Sais. I graduated from Capital University with a degree in Jazz Studies and love teaching music to all ages and skill levels. I’ve played in groups employing any number of musical styles from jazz, rock, classical, country, folk to musicals and other live production work. I have over ten years of private lesson experience. In our lessons we’ll cover not just the mechanics of the instrument but basic to advanced music theory, reading music, learning songs by ear, improvisation, composition, and anything else you’re interested … Read More

William Strickler

He/him/his Guitar, Bass and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 William Strickler is a bassist, guitarist, bandleader and educator based in Columbus, Ohio.  Since graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor in Music from the Capital University Conservatory of Music, he has toured with a variety of artists and musicians, including the Grammy winning singer Daya and finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” Chris Jamison.  He has played with a variety of top Columbus bands, including indie-rock band Doc Robinson, salsa group Al Son Del Iya, hip-hop collective Mistar Anderson and neo-funk band Mojoflo. Besides his work as a sideman, Strickler leads … Read More

Tirzah Washington

She/her/hers Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Hi! My name is Tirzah Washington. I love to sing and help others sing. I also help beginners love to play the piano. I have a bubbly, fun personality and am an encouraging teacher. I hope to see you soon!

Gabriel Coffing

He/him/his Drums Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 From the time he could hold a drumstick, Gabriel has been involved in the world of music. He has 18 years of experience (and counting!) of playing and learning drums and various other forms of percussion. Gabriel was involved in his high school marching band where he played snare and tenor drums, as well as the jazz band where he performed on the drum set. He has played with a wide variety of bands over the years and has added his own flair to many different styles of music such as rock, metal, … Read More

Angie Coyle

She/her/hers Sax, Clarinet, Flute Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Angie is a freelance saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, composer, and teacher in the Cincinnati and Northern KY area. She currently has one album out under her name entitled “Far From Home,” that is made up entirely of her original compositions. Angie graduated from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2018 with her Master’s degree in Jazz Studies. Before that, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Saxophone Performance from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, where she studied classical and jazz saxophone, as well as classical flute and clarinet. Angie is a versatile … Read More

Hannah Mantel

She/her/hers Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Hi! My name is Hannah Mantel. I am so excited to be joining the Musicologie Anderson team as a voice and beginning piano instructor. I will be graduating in December from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in Choral Music Education. I am a Cincinnati native and have enjoyed performing all over the Greater Cincinnati region as well as Northern Kentucky area. Outside of performing and teaching, I love spending time with my fur baby Gerald and drinking as much coffee as I can possibly consume.

Skye Johnson

She/her/hers Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Skye Johnson, soprano, earned her Bachelors in Music Performance with a Minor in Italian from The Ohio State University. As an operatic vocalist, she has performed with Opera Columbus, Opera Project Columbus, and Miami Music Festival in numerous shows including Rigoletto, The Merry Widow, Madama Butterfly, Pagliacci, and the title role in Massanet’s Cendrillon. Skye also has a deep love for musical theater, jazz, and cabaret music, and has most recently been seen as Jenny in Company! As a life-long learner, Skye strives to strengthen her student’s technique and love of … Read More

Elaine Mylius

She/her/hers Violin and Low Brass Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Elaine Mylius is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BA in Trombone Performance. Elaine has been playing violin since the age of 3 and trombone since the age of 10. She has performed in the Blue Lake International Orchestra on violin at ages 13 and 14 and currently plays violin professionally in small group settings ranging from wedding ceremony groups to hip hop groups. Elaine performed in the Disneyland All American College Band in 2016 on trombone. She has played trombone professionally since 2015 and has performed … Read More

Vincent Alexander Hisle

He/him/his Drums Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Vincent Alexander Hisle is a tri state (OH/KY/IN) area percussionist performer and educator. Well versed in drum set, he is also a proficient classical percussionist, latin percussionist, marching percussionist and marimbist. He has taught at many local schools and has been teaching drum lines and front ensembles since 2008. His private lesson teaching career began in 2009. His students, whether in marching bands or those studying privately have gone on to receive college scholarships and win performance contests. Some of Hisle’s achievements include a DCA world title, winner of a collegiate concerto contest, … Read More

Kole Pantuso

He/him/his Trumpet Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Kole Pantuso is a freelance Trumpeter and Music Educator in the greater Cincinnati area. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Trumpet Performance at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. At CCM, Kole plays in the Graduate Brass Quintet and studies with Dr. Michael Mergen and Phil Collins. Originally from San Antonio, TX, Kole has been teaching trumpet to students of all ages for over 7 years. He is at home in a variety of different musical styles from Classical to Jazz and everything in between.

Kevin L. Hagans

He/him/his Violin and Viola Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Kevin Hagans began his violin studies at the age of 9 and studied violin at Capital University. He began his teaching career in 2016 and is Suzuki Certified with The Suzuki Association of the Americas and has been since 2018. Kevin enjoys working with both beginner and intermediate violinists looking to expand their knowledge of music and the violin. In addition to classical studies, he also teaches improv and contemporary styles of music, including but not limited to, blues, rock, jazz, R&B, bluegrass, funk and pop. Kevin believes music should be … Read More

Miranda Hervey

She/her/hers Violin and Viola Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Miranda Hervey is a violinist and teacher born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Miranda holds degrees in Violin Performance (BA, Berklee College of Music) and Music Education (MA, Case Western Reserve University), as well as K-12 Music Teaching Licensure in Ohio. While at Berklee, a contemporary jazz school, Miranda studied classical music and fiddle, staying busy with recording sessions and leadership positions in multiple orchestras. In addition to serving as a teaching assistant for the Case Orchestra, Miranda’s graduate research topics were focused in social-emotional learning and development, teaching beginning strings … Read More

Travis Long

He/him/his Guitar, Bass, Ukulele and Beginner Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Travis Long comes from Northwest Ohio where he attended Terra State College for Jazz Studies and Music Performance. Travis has been playing guitar since a young age and quickly developed a fascination with extended range instruments. He has a deep appreciation for a wide variety of music with a particular affinity for metal and jazz. Travis enjoys performing live and has done so as part of a wide variety of musical projects over the past ten years. He regularly performs on bass with Columbus soul rock group Carole Walker and the Bittertones. Travis … Read More

Eleanor Judd

She/her/hers Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Eleanor Judd is an award-winning classical pianist, performer and piano teacher based in Columbus, Ohio. Eleanor graduated from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music with a degree in piano pedagogy in 2021, and is experienced in teaching students of all ages. She was the winner of the 2020-2021 Wheaton Conservatory Piano Concerto Competition, performing as the soloist with the Wheaton College Symphony Orchestra in 2021.

Sean Nicely

He/him/his Guitar, Bass, Ukulele and Drums Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Sean Nicely is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Minor in Music. Sean began playing guitar at 13 years old, after the game “Guitar Hero” became too easy. He immediately began taking lessons and learning from other guitar players and teachers. At Ohio State, Sean was accepted into the University’s jazz guitar program and made the decision to minor in music. During his time at Ohio State, Sean also served as an undergraduate teaching assistant for beginner guitar … Read More

Taylor Brown McNally

She/her/hers Voice Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Taylor is a proud 2013 graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Music Performance in voice. She has traveled with choruses to numerous U.S. cities, Italy, Spain, and Austria. Taylor was also selected as the winner of the 2011 Cincinnati’s Got Talent competition as the vocalist in a harp and voice duo. She enjoys singing a wide variety of music from classical to jazz and still participates in community choruses in the Cincinnati area throughout the year. Taylor’s true passion lies in teaching music. … Read More

Lucas Fox

Kyle Lamoreaux

He/him/his Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Lucas Fox is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Music, specialized in (classical) piano performance. At his time at OSU, he participated in Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, and Small Piano Ensemble. Lucas other interests in music include playing modern/ contemporary music, jazz, percussion, and drum set. He has also performed in the pits of many musical productions in and around the Columbus area.

Joshua Cook

Kyle Lamoreaux

He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 Joshua Cook is a multi-disciplined performer and educator, working with singers, actors, and pianist in many styles and skill levels. Joshua holds a degree in Opera Directing from the University of Cincinnati, a Master’s of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Cincinnati, and a Bachelor’s of Music in Voice Performance from The Ohio State University. Joshua teaches from a strong foundational basis developing students’ kinesthetic awareness to breath and energy with key interactions around text and emotional connection. Equally comfortable as a performer and coach, Joshua has performed with … Read More

Caroline Smith

Kyle Lamoreaux

She/her/hers Piano and Guitar Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Caroline Smith is a board-certified music therapist, and a graduate of Spelman College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Additionally, she holds a BM and an MA in music therapy from the University of Dayton and Saint Mary of the Woods College respectively. While at Spelman, she was in the glee club for four years, and sung in many student recitals at both Spelman and Morehouse College. Caroline’s principal instrument is voice, but she started taking piano and guitar lessons in college and has been playing for 12 years. Caroline … Read More

Katherine Calvey

Kyle Lamoreaux

She/her/hers Flute Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Originally from Cleveland, OH, Katherine Calvey has been graced with an abundant international musical career which has allowed her to perform as a concerto soloist, recitalist and principal flutist in professional orchestras in 4 continents and 19 countries. Katherine accredits her extensive career to her firm foundation of her musical training.  She studied with several members of The Cleveland Orchestra and was a member of The Inaugural Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Her college studies began at The Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music with a talent scholarship, where she also taught at their music preparatory … Read More

Austin Piper

Kyle Lamoreaux

Baritone Charles Austin Piper is from Johnstown Ohio. He graduated from Otterbein University in the spring of 2017 with a BM in Vocal Performance. At Otterbein he performed roles such as Count Robinson in Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto, King Melchoir in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Mr. Gobineau in Menotti’s The Medium. In that spring he worked with Opera Columbus and their production of Bizet’s Carmen as a member of the chorus.  In 2019 received a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance at Kent State University. At Kent State he performed the role of Dr. Falke in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Top in Copland’s The Tenderland, and debuted the role of Brently … Read More

Caitlin DiFranco

Kyle Lamoreaux

She/Her Piano and Voice Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Caitlin has been teaching voice lessons since 2016.  She received her degree in Vocal Performance from Slippery Rock University in 2016. She uses voice science and modern pedagogy as a basis for her lesson instruction. She specializes in classical music, but also enjoys singing and teaching in musical theater and other CCM styles.

Mike McNamara

Kyle Lamoreaux

He/His Guitar Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Michael McNamara is a guitarist, educator, and composer, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Music/Classical Guitar Performance in 2009. He has made appearances on radio and television both locally and abroad, and works with many groups in Cleveland. More recently, Michael has been working in the pit for multiple musical productions. His recorded output is represented on the following albums: Kokolo-100 Fevers (2017), Daddy Longleg’s Homegrown Revival-Return Of The Sun (2017), Muamin Collective-Dig (2016), The Petty Thefts-Smoke and Mirrors (2011). Michael maintained a studio at the Fairmount School Of Music from 2006 until … Read More

Morgan Mecaskey

Kyle Lamoreaux

She/her/hersGuitar, Ukulele, and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 Morgan Mecaskey is a musical artist, performer, and educator based in Cleveland, Ohio. Since studying guitar, piano, and musical composition at Cleveland State University, Mecaskey can be found regularly performing, teaching, and collaborating in the region. With a particular penchant for original composition and individualized instruction, Mecaskey caters to students’ distinct musical tastes and sensibilities, while grounding them in the fundamentals of technique, ear training, practical music theory, skill appropriate repertoire, and a general love and appreciation for music.

Deborah Van Kleef

Kyle Lamoreaux

Deborah Van Kleef wants everyone to know that music is not something you buy; it’s something you do. She has taught guitar since 1995 and ukulele since 2008 at Musicologie Shaker Heights (formerly the Fairmount School of Music), specializing in working with beginners age 5 to adult. Children ages five to nine follow a guitar and ukulele curriculum Deborah has developed. With students of all ages she emphasizes good technique and practice habits as a foundation for achieving their musical goals. Her approach to teaching is influenced by 15 years of classical training, a lifelong passion for folk music and … Read More

Jeremy Singer

Joseph Barker

Jeremy Singer Guitar Teacher at Musicologie Anderson

He/him/his Guitar and Piano Teacher Community Manager Jeremy Singer has been performing music in the Cincinnati area since age 16, and studying music nearly all of his life. There actually are home movies of infant Jeremy groovin’ to The Beatles in the middle of the living room carpet. At age 8, Jeremy began piano lessons with some reluctance. His father explained to him that if he first learned the fundamentals of music on piano he would be better prepared to play any instrument. At age 12, Jeremy discovered the guitar. He first learned folk and blues styles. These were closely … Read More

Grace Lee

Joseph Barker

Grace Lee Piano Teacher Musicologie Anderson

She/her/hers Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Ms. Grace Lee recently got her doctorate degree in piano at University of Cincinnati under Soyeon Kate Lee. During her undergraduate study, Ms. Lee won the Mozart Concerto Competition at Sook-Myung Women’s University and performed with their resident orchestra. She won 2nd prize in the CCM Concerto Competition with her performance of the Beethoven Choral Fantasie. Ms. Lee has expanded her teaching career as well as performance. She worked as a teaching fellow at SMU preparatory department and her students won several competitions in Dallas, TX. She taught class piano and elective piano class as … Read More

Kristin Agee

Joseph Barker

Kristin Agee Drums and Piano Teacher at Musicologie Anderson

She/her/hers Percussion and Piano Teacher Community Manager Kristin Agee is a drummer, percussionist, composer and music educator.  She grew up in a musical family, and started performing with her parents folk rock cover band “The Agees” at the age of 12.  Since then, Kristin has studied and performed many styles of music on a wide variety of percussion instruments, and enjoys sharing her experiences and knowledge with her students.  Kristin holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Music degrees from Ohio University, where she studied percussion performance.  Her years of teaching experience include instruction on percussion and piano in private lessons, … Read More

Stuart Vokes

Kyle Lamoreaux

Stuart has been teaching guitar lessons to students of all ages for over 25 years. With a thorough background in classical guitar training, his curriculum focuses on a strong foundation including learning to read music and  building chord vocabulary.

Raymond DeForest

Kyle Lamoreaux

Ray started playing electric bass in 1968. He has since studied as an Upright Bass major at Cuyahoga Community College, taking private lessons with Harry Barnoff, principal Bassist, Cleveland Orchestra. He has played with a variety of local bands as well as national acts including Clark Terry (trumpet), Odean Pope (Sax Choir), and Johnny Johnson (pianist with Chuck Berry).

Inna Onofrei

Kyle Lamoreaux

Inna G. Onofrei (b.1980) is an Armenian-American composer and pianist. Born in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan and raised in the small town of Nevinnomyssck, Russia, she began her music education at a local music school where she studied piano, music theory, and composition. Between 1994 – 2000, Ms. Onofrei’s original compositions won several prizes and awards in the Stavropol State Competition for Young Composers. One of her songs, written in 1997 about her hometown Nevinnomyssk, was adopted as the town’s anthem. Ms. Onofrei continued her musical studies at the Stavropol State College of Arts where in 2002, she earned a … Read More

Gary Siperko

Kyle Lamoreaux

Gary Siperko is a professional touring/recording guitarist and composer most notably associated with THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS, PERE UBU and ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS. Mr. Siperko has over 30 years of experience teaching and performing. He specializes in Contemporary and Classical Guitar as well as Bass Guitar,Mandolin and Ukulele. Beginning lessons focus on fundamentals as well as playing basic songs. Intermediate to advanced lessons focus on the application of Music Theory to the instrument to help students acquire strong compositional and songwriting skills, knowledge of chord construction, the ability to play scales proficiently, and gain necessary skills needed for solo … Read More

Lauren Edwards

Kyle Lamoreaux

She/her/hers Flute Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Lauren Edwards recently earned her Master of Music degree from Ohio University, and attended Capital University Conservatory of Music for her Bachelor of Music degree. She has taught private flute lessons for five years, and currently teaches in the Columbus area. She enjoys performing in a variety of ensembles, including flute quartet, mixed woodwind, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos. One of  Lauren’s most notable highlights was performing Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun with the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra. Professionally, she has performed on flute and piccolo with the Ohio Valley Symphony, … Read More

Geoffrey Gear

Kyle Lamoreaux

He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 Geoffrey Gear has been singing and playing music for as long as he can remember. Whether he was listening to his grandmother play the piano for him as a young boy, performing in choirs and musicals in his teens, or studying and performing opera in college, music has always been a crucial part of his life. A graduate of Otterbein University, Geoffrey earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance where he studied under Dr. Helen Allen. On stage, he has performed with Opera Project Columbus, in workshops with Opera … Read More

Ellen Losey

Joseph Barker

Ellen Losey is a classical vocalist holding a Master of Arts in Voice Pedagogy with a Singing Health Specialization from The Ohio State University. She has appeared in productions with the OSU’s Opera Theatre and Prairie Fire Theatre in Bloomington, IL – including Pauline Viardot’s Cendrillon, The Secret Garden, and The Pirates of Penzance. She enjoys singing both classical and musical theatre repertoire and loves to teach a variety of styles.

Doug Neel

Joseph Barker

Doug Neel Guitar Teacher at Musicologie

He/him/his Guitar, Trombone, Bass Guitar, Jazz Double Bass and Ukulele Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Doug Neel is a multi-instrumentalist from Columbus, OH, who specializes in performance and education. Douglas is a faculty member at both Capital University and Otterbein University.  Douglas has also served on the faculty at Bowling Green State Univ., Mt. Vernon Nazarene Univ., Univ. of Findlay, and Terra State Community College throughout his career. In addition to being an Affiliated Educator for Benedetto Guitars, Douglas is also an Edwards Trombones Affilliated Artist, and performs throughout the region as a trombonist, 7-string guitarist, and bassist. He holds degrees from the … Read More

Bryson Tarbet

Joseph Barker

Bryson Tarbet

He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 Rookie of the Year Award Bryson Tarbet is an adaptive music specialist from Cairo, Ohio. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Ohio Wesleyan University and his Master of Music Education degree from Capital University. In addition to his teaching at Musicologie, Bryson currently teaches preK through sixth-grade music for Jonathan Alder Local Schools. During his graduate studies, Bryson has enjoyed exploring research-backed strategies for differentiation and inclusion to ensure that all students are able to be musically successful. Bryson teaches private voice and piano lessons, specializing … Read More

Seth Alexander

Joseph Barker

Seth Alexander Musicologie Drum Teacher

Seth Alexander is a percussionist, drummer, composer/arranger, teacher, and collaborator that resides in Columbus, Ohio. He teaches private music lessons in the Columbus area on a variety of musical instruments, accompanies contemporary dance with live music at OSU, and has previously held the position of Adjunct Instructor of Percussion at Muskingum University. Seth is most known for his work as a drum set player with the Largemouth Brass Band, Maxwell Hedron, All-Powerful Sungoddess, and many other live bands that keep him active in the local music community. Seth also stays active in the Percussive Arts Society, and is an editor … Read More

Aaron Walsh

Joseph Barker

He/him/hisPiano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 Aaron has enjoyed teaching piano now for over 22 years. He achieves quick progress by maintaining a balance between technical exercises, method books, supplementary material, clear weekly goals, and a strong music theory.  His focus is with traditional/classical styles. Growing up, Aaron competed regularly and helped judges with competitions, developing a keen understanding of what it takes to win and give a quality performance. Believing that recitals are important to a student’s progress, he requires that students memorize their pieces and gives them at least 3 months of preparation. After attending Ohio State University … Read More

Nia Dewberry

Joseph Barker

She/her/hers Strings Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Nia Dewberry is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she completed a Master of Music degree in Violin Performance. In addition to her studies at Ohio State, Ms. Dewberry also holds a Bachelor of Music (BM) degree from Bowling Green State University. Nia started playing violin at the age of 11, and from there continued her studies at Stivers School for the Arts until she was 18. She has won multiple violin scholarship competitions, including the Dr. Paul Makara Competition (Bowling Green) and the Dayton Music Club Scholarship Competition. She has … Read More

Johnathan Pearce

Joseph Barker

He/him/his Brass Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Johnathan Pearce grew up in Fayetteville, GA and began playing the trumpet at age 10. With a desire to professionally pursue his instrument, he attained his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2011 and his Master of Music from The Ohio State University in 2015, both in trumpet performance. While at OSU, he had a Graduate Teaching Associateship in the Brass Techniques class while performing in various ensembles. Johnathan’s twenty years of playing experience informs his teaching and philosophy that music, first and foremost, should be an enjoyable experience. … Read More

Jeanmarie Strawbridge

Joseph Barker

Jeanmarie Strawbridge Piano Teacher

She/her/hers Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Jeanmarie Strawbridge is a pianist and teacher in Columbus, Ohio. She has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as two Masters degrees in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy, both from The Ohio State University. During her time at Ohio State, Jeanmarie held a full-time associateship, teaching undergraduate group piano classes, for which she was given the Outstanding Graduate Associate Award. Jeanmarie also was a winner of the Ohio State Concerto Competition and performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the university symphony. Additionally, … Read More

Danny Lemmon

Joseph Barker

He/him/hisGuitar Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Danny plays guitar, bass, drum set, synthesizers of all sorts, and computers to make original music. He has been writing, performing and recording in different groups for the past fifteen years. He strongly believes in the importance of creativity and participation in artistic communities. Danny’s professional life has included working in special education, tailoring curriculum to meet the needs of individuals, and tutoring elementary school students. He understands different humans learn differently and thinks it’s a good thing, after all if we all had the same brain we’d all be making the same music … Read More

Renée Holzmeier

Joseph Barker

She/her/hers Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 Renee Holzmeier recently settled in Columbus, OH after living and working in New York City for 9 years. She has had a versatile performance career appearing in numerous opera and musical theatre productions, summer festivals, concerts and recitals, outreach and educational programs, with choirs and with jazz and folk ensembles. She has also premiered new works and lent her voice to recordings.  A graduate of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, Renee received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance in 2007. While attending CCM Renee studied voice with both William McGraw and … Read More

Jeff Rolland

Joseph Barker

He/him/his Reeds and Flute Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 With as spirited as Jeff is standing on the podium, teaching in the studio, or composing new music, you probably wouldn’t have guessed that he holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Science from The Ohio State University. With specialties in woodwind instruction, Jeff is the Assistant Director of the Clintonville Community Band, which performs 10+ times annually throughout the Columbus area. He strongly believes that musical discovery serves a noble purpose: to provide a break from the monotonies of life by giving you something to be look forward … Read More

Wesley Yao

Joseph Barker

Wesley Yao Music Teacher

He/him/his Piano, Drums and Guitar Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M4 Community Manager Wesley graduated from University of Illinois in Chicago with a Masters in Public Health and from Ohio State University with a BA in Health Sciences and a minor in music. During his time at Ohio State, he was a member of the OSU Jazz Ensemble and club. He was also a regular member of the UIC choir club. Wesley has performed throughout several venues in Chicago before relocating to Ohio as a member of the Musicologie team. Since music has been such an important presence in his life, … Read More

Patrick Schaefer

Joseph Barker

He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M4 From an early age, music has always been an integral part of Patrick’s life. Music lessons were the backbone of his childhood, as he began playing piano at four, violin at nine, and took voice lessons throughout high school and college. In 2012, he graduated from Otterbein University with a BFA in Musical Theatre, and moved to NYC shortly after to pursue the big city dream. After three years in the Big Apple, Patrick moved back to Columbus to lay roots in a more comfortable, but just as creatively accessible and inviting environment. … Read More

Joshua Hill

Joseph Barker

He/him/his Guitar Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Joshua Hill hails from the proverbial ‘one stoplight’ town in the Southeastern Ohio village known as Lewisville-population 176. Joshua started playing guitar at age 13 and was immediately enamored with the sounds of Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Stevie Ray Vaughan and particularly anything that was injected with the blues tradition laid down by masters such as B.B. King, Robert Johnson and Albert King. At the same time studying classical guitar from a teacher over an hour away in St. Clairsville, Josh became versed in the music of Fernando Sor, Francisco Terrega and Andres … Read More

Szu-Yu Chu

Joseph Barker

Dr. Szu-Yu Chu, is an internationally active interpreter of classical vocal performing art. As a life long lover of music, she started her classical music studies with piano at only four years old, which was proceeded by her attendance to music specialty schools during her high school career in Taiwan. After high school, she achieved her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and Master’s of Music from Taipei National University of the Arts. She then went on to finish her doctorate degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from The Ohio State University at age of twenty-nine. As an international traveler, Dr. Chu has … Read More

Matt Murphy

Joseph Barker

He/him/his Drums and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M5 As a kid, Matt Murphy couldn’t stop tapping rhythmically on desks, chairs, tables, and sisters. He spent countless hours at the piano plunking out movie scores, pop songs, and video game themes until his mother decided that maybe music lessons would be a better outlet. After attending Denver University for jazz performance, he has since turned that annoying habit into a profession. He has toured the U.S and Canada leading bands on drums, piano and even beatboxing, playing in styles ranging from jazz, latin, rock, and even a video game cover … Read More

Erik Meininger

Joseph Barker

Erik Meininger is a piano, percussion, and drum set instructor with 8 years teaching experience. His teaching experience includes instruction of students ranging from kindergartners through retirees, beginners through advanced college preparatory instruction. His philosophy is to suit lessons individually to the student, with an emphasis on developing versatility and fostering life-long enjoyment of music for the student. From the casual learner to the advanced performer, he will offer students the techniques they need to become confident musicians at any level. He holds a Minor in music from Ohio Northern University and is an active performer in Central Ohio. He … Read More

Regan Tackett

Joseph Barker

Regan Tackett, soprano, holds a degree in Vocal Performance from Oakland University and a masters degree in Voice Pedagogy from The Ohio State University. A current student of Dr. Scott McCoy, Ms. Tackett’s recent engagements include winning the OSU Concerto Competition and the Wilson Competition. She additionally enjoyed performances as Queen of the Night with Opera Columbus’s “Opera Goes to School” production of The Magic Flute, as well as the opportunity to perform the role of Cunegonde in Candide with Ohio State Opera & Lyric Theatre. Ms. Tackett enjoys a variety of musical genres and performs twentieth-century modern works as … Read More

Nick Terelle

Joseph Barker

He/him/his Guitar Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 Community Manager Nick Terelle has been a dedicated musician for over 20 years and graduated from the College of Wooster in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Music in Theory and Composition. In 2016, Nick received his Master’s of Music in Jazz Pedagogy from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. His master’s thesis focused on teaching adolescent youth and designing an adaptable teaching curriculum that focuses on each student’s musical goals, needs, and interests. For over seven years, Nick has been active in the Columbus area (with a brief sabbatical teaching in Cleveland), and loves … Read More

Matt Patti

Joseph Barker

He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M4 Matt Patti is a vocalist and pianist from Dublin, Ohio, currently in his final year of study at The Ohio State University, pursuing degrees in both Music and Computer Engineering. Matt studies classical voice under Professor Loretta Robinson and also has a background in musical theatre and pop music. Most recently, he has performed with the OSU Opera and Lyric Theatre in several productions, such as Candide by Leonard Bernstein. Matt is also music director of his co-ed a Cappella group, The Ohio State of Mind (OSM a Cappella), who recently … Read More

Ben Crowder

Joseph Barker

He/him/his Trombone, Guitar, and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Ben Crowder is a freelance trombonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger based in Cincinnati, Ohio. His straight-ahead jazz sextet, BC6, was formed in 2018 to explore the music of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, the Art Farmer / Benny Golson Jazztet, and other hard bop groups of the 1950s. The band has since served as a launching pad for Crowder’s original compositions and arrangements. His influences range from bebop visionaries like JJ Johnson and Curtis Fuller to the cool stylings of Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan, and extend even further … Read More

Lauren Nelson

Joseph Barker

She/her/hers Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Lauren Nelson is a mezzo-soprano who recently relocated to Columbus from Chicago. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance with a focus in classical voice. At university, she sang the role of the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas and was involved in Chamber Choir and Concert Choir. Lauren actively participated in the local music scene in Chicago where she played many solo shows as well as with local bands such as The Mason Burrow Sound and Peasantry. She has experience recording solo projects and … Read More

Thomas Crouch

Joseph Barker

He/him/his Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Thomas Crouch has studied with great pianists such as Dr. Lena Vozheiko-Wheaton, Dr. Tanya Stambuk, and Dr. Caroline Hong. Thomas graduated with a BM in Piano Performance from the University of Puget Sound. As a soloist, he performed for Seattle’s Northwest Artist series hosted by Steinway and at the Perugia International Music Festival. He is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Portland State University where he teaches class piano for music majors and is also pursuing his MM in Piano Performance under Dr. Susan Chan. As a teacher, Thomas believes that each student … Read More

Christy Campos

Joseph Barker

She/her/hers Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Christy Campos is thrilled to join the staff of Musicologie as a beginner piano, Musicologie Jr., and vocal teacher. As a mezzo-soprano, she studied voice in San Diego for ten years under Wendy Kallen and the Uselman-Klein Vocal Studio, performed lead roles in numerous musical productions, and was often a solo artist in various concert settings. She has extensive experience directing children’s choirs, large-scale youth musical productions, and spent the last few years in San Diego teaching for Sing, Move, and Play Music Academy and Hope Music School. She has been … Read More

Megan Rainey

Joseph Barker

She/her/hers Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M5 Community Manager Megan Rainey is a pianist and vocalist from Ashville, Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a BM in Piano Performance, and later from James Madison University with an MM in Piano Performance. During her time in school, Megan studied both piano and voice while working as a professional accompanist, vocal coach and classroom piano teacher. She also competed frequently on the university level as a solo pianist in the central Ohio and Shenandoah Valley areas, and has performed with chamber ensembles in Luxembourg and Germany. Megan’s … Read More

Joe Brenneman

Joseph Barker

Joe Brenneman Saxophone Woodwinds Clarinet Teacher Musicologie

He/him/his Sax, Clarinet, Flute Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 Joe graduated in 2008 from the Capital University Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance. During his college career Joe studied music performance, and pedagogy with Dr. Gail Lehto Zugger, Dr. Michael Cox, and Dr. Lisa Jelle. Though his studies focused primarily on the clarinet, they also included saxophone, woodwind methods, music theory, composition, and voice. In 2012 he had the opportunity to serve as a producer on the album Insteption for the Dick and Jane Project, a Columbus based non-profit which empowers students through songwriting. Joe … Read More

Liz Woolley

Joseph Barker

Liz Woolley

She/her/hersVoice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 Liz Woolley studied classical voice and piano at Snow College, which quickly morphed into a love for jazz. She received her jazz education from both Snow College and the University of Utah. She has traveled internationally to both Italy and Singapore to perform classical and jazz works. Following her performance education, Liz finished her degree at Utah State University in Logan, UT in music therapy. While in Logan, Liz was a vocalist, mandolinist, and songwriter in two local bluegrass bands (The Pretty Darns and Dry Lake Band) and she lent her vocals … Read More

Kate Merryman

Joseph Barker

She/her/hersVoice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M5 Kate Merryman is a soprano originally from the Northern Virginia/DC area. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Master of Arts in Vocal Pedagogy and Singing Health Specialization where she served as a graduate teaching assistant and was awarded the Margaret Speaks Vocal Scholarship Award. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from George Mason University. Her performance repertoire includes opera, musical theatre, and concert works. Her performance credits include Nella in Gianni Schicchi with Opera Columbus,  Elvira in #UncleJohn … Read More

Justin T. Swain

Joseph Barker

He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M5 In addition to being a Senior Teacher of Voice & Piano as well as the Owner / Community Manager of Musicologie Lewis Center, Justin T. Swain serves as Adjunct Professor of Voice at Ohio University (Athens) where he teaches voice (musical theatre and contemporary styles). Justin is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and a Master of Arts in Vocal Pedagogy where he was awarded “Most Outstanding Graduate Associate” and was a student of both Dr. Scott McCoy (author of Your Voice: … Read More

Kay Barker

Joseph Barker

Kay Barker Musicologie Co-Founder

She/her/hers Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M5 Community Manager Kay graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors in vocal performance and psychology and a minor in piano. She has 15 years of piano and voice teaching experience with students of all ages and levels. She began teaching private lessons when she was in high school and taught at her Bexley home until 2014 when she started Musicologie with her husband Joseph. Kay has toured nationally with folk/pop band Bella Ruse as lead vocalist and keyboardist for 4 years, opening for artists like Sarah McLachlan, Heart, Metric, and Kimya Dawson. Her songs … Read More