Jake McManigell

Joseph Barker

Jake McManigell is a graduate of Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music & Worship Studies. During his education in Louisville, Jake had the opportunity to tour and record an album with his school band, sing with the campus a cappella group, and had the amazing opportunity to perform with Josh Groban. While in school, Jake also had the chance to teach with Flying Hands Music School, before moving to Columbus to teach full time. He considers his love for music and passion for people to play vital roles in his position … Read More

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

Ann Marie Falcone

Kyle Lamoreaux

Ms. Falcone is a performing composer, master teacher, and writer. She participates in choral and vocal projects, writes libretto and composes music for art songs, opera, and other works. She has been teaching private music lessons since 1994. As a young person she was selected to sing in the Children’s Bach Choir of Bethlehem and was cast in various musicals. As a professional, she was a soprano section leader and soloist at Euclid Avenue Congregational Church for six years, a chorister with Opera Circle, and a soprano in CityMusic Cleveland Orchestra’s project of Verdi’s Requiem. With clarinet, she performed in … 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

Camille Vogley-Howes

Joseph Barker

Camille is a graduate of Oberlin College & Conservatory, where they received dual degrees in Comparative American Studies and Jazz Studies. In the past six years Camille has won 2nd place at the St. Paul String Quartet Competition, was awarded the FIGS grant with their group Quartet Davis, was a member of two audition-based honors ensembles, performed at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Ohio Theater, the Wexner Center, Dizzy’s Jazz Club and the Jazz Education Network (JEN) Convention and performed alongside such renowned artists as Henry Threadgill, Kenny Werner, Sullivan Fortner, Billy Childs and more. Annual teaching projects include … Read More

Noah Richelsen

Kyle Lamoreaux

Noah is a passionate musician based in Columbus, Ohio. His primary instrument is the guitar, however, he is also an avid vocalist and songwriter with experience on the bass guitar, violin, banjo, drums, piano, ukulele, mandolin and harmonica. Originally from Rochester, New York, Noah moved to Columbus in 2014 to begin his undergraduate career at Otterbein University. Since graduating, he has taken up the role of account associate with communications agency, FrazierHeiby, while pursuing his goals as a musician. At the forefront of his artistic pursuits is his eight-piece funk collective, TATTAT. Noah has taught private guitar lessons since 2018 … Read More

DeVanté Draine

Kyle Lamoreaux

DeVanté Draine, tenor, is a graduate of Capital University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music where he was a student of Dr. Chad Payton and the late Mark Baker. While at Capital, DeVanté sang with the Chordsmen, Capital University Chapel Choir, and participated in numerous productions with the Opera and Musical Theatre Department. In addition to DeVanté’s opera and musical theatre background he has also been trained in the styles of jazz, rock, and pop. As a performer he has been seen in numerous roles as Sebastian in The Little Mermaid, Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, The Mysterious Man in … Read More

Lauren Edwards

Kyle Lamoreaux

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, Otterbein Summer Theatre Program, Parkersburg Choral … Read More

Geoffrey Gear

Kyle Lamoreaux

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 Columbus, as well as other various Columbus theatre companies. … Read More

Lea McClure

Joseph Barker

Lea McClure is a music educator who recently moved to Columbus from Cleveland. She graduated from Baldwin Wallace Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, studied for three years as a trumpet performance major, and focused on choral and instrumental pedagogy. Her diverse experiences at university have shaped the educator she is today. She greatly enjoyed her time working with all ages of students through community music school programs. This included many middle and high school summer music camps and the chance to work with children 9 months-8 years old in music and movement classes. She also has … 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

Douglas J. 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 Capital University- Conservatory of Music (BM, Music Performance) and Bowling Green State University- College … Read More

Mercedes Aviles

Joseph Barker

Mercedes began studying violin at age 8 after learning about the different string instruments during a school assembly – a surprise to her family considering there isn’t a musical bone in their lineage. After studying primarily classical music, Mercedes discovered her love for contemporary performance and moved to Boston where she received her Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music. During her time at Berklee she studied Jazz under Mimi Rabson, traditional Middle Eastern music under Simon Shaheen, and Contemporary/Pop under Mike Block. After graduation she relocated to New York where she performed and … Read More

Cole Harrison

Joseph Barker

Cole Harrison is a lifelong student of music. He began on piano as a child, learning by ear and then taking lessons in the Suzuki method. As an adolescent he played drums in a punk band and programmed synthesizers in an experimental electronic music group. In high school he got his first paid gigs as a drumset player while he apprenticed as a recording engineer. Between high school and college he worked as a hip hop producer at Supraphonic Studios. In college he became a jazz vibraphone player and world percussion specialist while supporting himself by performing as a keyboardist … Read More

Ben Canton

Joseph Barker

Ben Canton is a graduate from Otterbein University with a degree in Music Performance who has been performing and teaching in Columbus for almost a decade. His specialty is the guitar, but if it has strings or sounds good when you hit it, he can make music with it. Ben has substantial experience with live performance, considering his flexibility his greatest strength, which is a mentality he strives to apply to his teaching. Between his rock trio Solar Bandit, the half dozen ensembles he appears with as a guest, and the countless other performances across equally countless styles he has … Read More

Bryson Tarbet

Joseph Barker

Bryson Tarbet is a pianist and vocalist from Cairo, Ohio. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Ohio Wesleyan University and is currently working on his Masters of Music Education at Capital University. During his time at Ohio Wesleyan University, Bryson competed in vocal competitions across Ohio and has performed in multiple professional opera productions with Opera Columbus. He also served as a Staff Tenor for Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church for five years. Bryson currently teaches Kindergarten through sixth-grade music for Jonathan Alder Local Schools. He specializes in teaching music to students with exceptionalities and those who … Read More

Seth Alexander

Joseph Barker

Seth Alexander is a percussionist, drummer, composer, arranger, teacher, and collaborator that resides in Columbus, Ohio. He is currently the Adjunct Instructor of Percussion at Muskingum University, teaches private music lessons in the Columbus area on a variety of musical instruments, and he accompanies contemporary dance with live music. Seth is most known for his work as a drum set player with the Julia Neville Band, Largemouth Brass Band, Maxwell Hedron, Wolfmen, and many other live bands that keep him active in the local musical community. Seth also stays active in the Percussive Arts Society- in 2019 he was named … Read More

Bruce MacLaughlin

Joseph Barker

It’s the foundation of the sound, the meat and potatoes of the band: Bass! Did you know we offer bass lessons at Musicologie Dublin? Bruce MacLaughlin specializes in both upright and electric bass, and he has over 30 years of experience logging over three thousand gigs headlining festivals, recording for singer/songwriters and entertaining crowds at clubs and private events. From Chicago to New York City, from Maine to Florida, playing pop, rock, jazz, reggae, punk and funk: Bruce has pretty much done it all.

Aaron Walsh

Joseph Barker

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 for Piano Performance, Aaron has owned … Read More

Nia Dewberry

Joseph Barker

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 performed in multiple pit orchestras, such as … Read More

Jonathan Pearce

Joseph Barker

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. His mission is to instill that in … Read More

Jeanmarie Strawbridge

Joseph Barker

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, she has presented lecture recitals on teaching … Read More

Elizabeth Graiser

Joseph Barker

Elizabeth Graiser is a graduate of The College of Charleston with a BA in violin performance.  Elizabeth has studied under Grammy Award-winning conductor and violinist Maestro Luiz Haza of the National Symphony Orchestra and Jorge Peña of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Elizabeth also studied at The Brevard Music Center (NC) and The Cannon Music Camp (NC) receiving merit scholarships from both organizations. When Elizabeth was a freshman in high school she began teaching violin through an outreach program for underserved children in her community. Born into a family of educators, teaching came naturally and she has seven years of experience … Read More

Danny Lemmon

Joseph Barker

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 and that would get quite boring.

Christiana Calantropo

Joseph Barker

Christiana Calantropo is a violinist and dancer from Virginia Beach, VA.  She started violin with the Suzuki method at age 5, participating in her first international Suzuki performance tour to Italy at the age of 10 with the Suzuki Strings of Hampton Roads.  Christiana furthered her musical studies in high school at The Governor’s School for the Arts, with whom she had the privilege of performing as Concertmaster at Carnegie Hall in New York City.  Christiana received her Bachelor’s in Music with a concentration in Music Industry from James Madison University. During her studies, she has performed extensively in musicals, … Read More

Sam Johnson

Joseph Barker

Dr. Sam Johnson is a teacher, performer, and recording artist living in Columbus, Ohio and holds the Doctor of Musical Arts in Cello Performance & Pedagogy from The Ohio State University. Sam is the artistic director and primary arranger for CELLOHIO, OSU’s cutting edge cello ensemble that brings music to dynamic spaces and underserved audiences. Sam plays in the band Sweet Teeth, Columbus-based electronic pop punk duo. Sweet Teeth released their third full-length album in 2019.

Renée Holzmeier

Joseph Barker

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 Barbara Clark (Paver) and was awarded the John Lehman … Read More

Abby Wagner

Joseph Barker

Abby Wagner is a violist and fiddler based in Columbus, Ohio. She received a Master of Music in viola performance from The Ohio State University, where she served as a Graduate Teaching Associate. She holds a Bachelor of Music in viola performance and music education from Lawrence University of Wisconsin. Before moving to Columbus, she taught English and conducted field research in Austrian folk music as a Fulbright scholar in Vienna. Abby performs regularly with area orchestras such as the Central Ohio Symphony, Lima Symphony, and Springfield Symphony. Passionate about chamber music, Abby enjoys performing in a variety of small … Read More

Ahmad Hasan

Joseph Barker

Ahmad Hasan is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. Ahmad has spent the past year directing a 90-piece orchestra as well as concert band and teaching music theory. During the recent school year he also spent his free time performing with the Grove City Community Winds where he studied under world renowned James Swearingen.  Ahmad is known as a brass specialist who teaches a wide variety of brass instruments from French Horn to Trumpet, and everything in between. Ahmad’s philosophy of music education is to make music as accessible as possible. … Read More

Jeff Rolland

Joseph Barker

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 to – a spark! Jeff strives to be a … Read More

Wesley Yao

Joseph Barker

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, Wesley hopes to spread the joy and passion that it brings to … Read More

Hannah Bullock

Joseph Barker

Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, Hannah Marie Bullock is a new and emerging artist making her footprint in the opera world. Ms. Bullock made her professional debut last fall as the soprano soloist in Opera Columbus’ concert series The Voice of Freedom: Civil Rights. Ms. Bullock is a graduate of Ohio University with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance & Pedagogy, and throughout her academic studies, she appeared in a variety of productions. Some of her favorite roles include Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus (Ohio University Opera Theater, “German Opera Scenes”) and First Lady in The Magic Flute (Ohio University Opera … Read More

Patrick Schaefer

Joseph Barker

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. In Columbus, Patrick began working as an accompanist, teaching … Read More

Megan Callison

Joseph Barker

Megan Callison is a vocalist and pianist from Aurora, Illinois. She received her bachelor’s degree in voice performance at Illinois Wesleyan University and is currently pursuing her Master of Music and Singing Health Specialization at The Ohio State University. Megan is a student of Professor Loretta Robinson and has performed with OSU Opera and Lyric Theatre and Opera Project Columbus in several productions, such as A Quiet Place by Bernstein and The Merry Widow by Lehar. Megan has been teaching for the past 4 years and performed with Prairie Fire Theater’s Children’s Opera Outreach program for 3 years, educating students in low-income areas about the arts. … Read More

Kristen Elliott

Joseph Barker

Kristen Elliott is a violinist, teacher, composer, and local businesswoman from Columbus, OH. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a double Bachelor of Arts in Music and Psychology, and is a recent MBA graduate from Capital University. Raised in Dublin, Ohio, Kristen has been playing violin since the age of five. Growing up, she participated in multiple local music-based organizations, including Chamber Music Connection and the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestras. Since graduating from college, Kristen has spent her time outside of her full-time profession as an IT business consultant performing as a classical, folk, rock, pop, and looper … Read More

Harrison Belew

Joseph Barker

Music has been a part of Harrison Belew’s life from an early age. Some of his first memories are of his father accompanying his sister on piano as she sang. At 8 years old he picked up a guitar and there was no turning back. Harrison studied under the great Scotty Anderson and wrote his own charts for his high school marching band. He attended Capital University and studied with Stan Smith, graduating with a degree in jazz studies in 2018. Harrison has played with touring bands and performed with numerous Grammy winning artists. You can catch him around town … Read More

Joshua Hill

Joseph Barker

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 Segovia. In 2001 Joshua was awarded the … 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

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 band. With an infectious enthusiasm for music education he … 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

Nick Terelle has been a dedicated musician for over 18 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 to perform, educate, and share his passion for music. … Read More

Matt Patti

Joseph Barker

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 made history as the first collegiate group from the … Read More

Lauren Nelson

Joseph Barker

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 with bands like The Kuhls. Lauren has been playing … Read More

Thomas Crouch

Joseph Barker

Thomas Crouch grew up in Virginia and started piano lessons at 8 years old. When he was 14, he moved to Portland and studied with internationally renown pianist Lena Vozheiko, former professor at the St. Petersburg conservatory.  Under her tutelage he placed 3rd nationally for MTNA high school division,  received honorable mention in the 2007 national Modern Music Festival And received a young artist achievement award for the state of Washington.  Thomas attended University of Puget Sound where he studied under Dr. Tanya Stambuk and graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance.  While at UPS Thomas placed first … Read More

Christy Campos

Joseph Barker

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 trained and certified through two internationally known early childhood … Read More

Nate Smith

Joseph Barker

Nate Smith teaches guitar, bass, beginning piano and beginning drums. He also has years of experience running rock band programs for kids and has played all over the world. He graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in jazz performance, where he studied under Dr. Paul Robinson and Andy Woodson. Nate has toured with the OSU jazz ensemble in Europe, plays with local jazz and rock musicians, and performs regularly with the Westerville Symphony Orchestra. Nathan’s curriculum incorporates the essentials of a musical education while simultaneously catering to each of his students’ personal interests. His experience in jazz, … Read More

Megan Rainey

Joseph Barker

Megan Rainey is a pianist and singer 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 goal as a teacher is to help create musicians who are … Read More

Devin Copfer

Joseph Barker

DEVIN COPFER  is a performer, recording musician, registered Suzuki teacher, and arts entrepreneur based in Columbus, OH. Graduate of the Ohio State University [BM Violin Performance, BA Arts Management ’14]. Devin is the co-founder, director, and violinist in Chamber Brews, a new music performance series committed to breaking down the fourth wall in classical concerts. She also serves as violinist in Columbus’ new Janus String Quartet with the professor of cello at the Ohio State University Mark Rudoff, violist Nancy Nehring, and violinist Leah Anderson. Janus recently performed with BalletMet in their fall 2019 series BeMoved. Devin is currently serving … Read More

Joe Brenneman

Joseph Barker

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 worked directly with young people to transform their lyrics … Read More

Liz Woolley

Joseph Barker

Liz Woolley

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 and original tunes to many bluegrass, pop, hip … Read More

Robert Mason

Joseph Barker

Robert Mason is a pianist, teacher, and arranger from Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from OSU with a BM in Jazz Studies and a minor in Music, Media and Enterprise. He performed with The Ohio State Jazz Ensemble and did an extensive tour in China. Robert has studied privately with legends Mark Flugge, Dave Powers, and Bobby Floyd and apprenticed with local greats such as Shawn Wallace, Cedric Easton, Chris Brown, Milton Ruffin, James Gaiters, Jerry Powell, and Gregory Pearson. Raised in Gahanna, Ohio, Robert began taking piano lessons in third grade from a couple named Adam and Betsy Grimes. He … Read More

Kate Merryman

Joseph Barker

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 with Opera on the Edge, Lisette in La … Read More

Justin Swain

Joseph Barker

Justin T. Swain 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 and Dr. Robin Rice. Justin served for two years as the vocal performance area’s administrative assistant and taught applied voice as a graduate teaching associate within the OSU School of Music. Prior to completing his graduate studies in music, he completed a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at Ohio State, and an Associate of Arts … Read More

Kay Barker

Joseph Barker

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 and performances have been heard in commercials, film and television including … Read More