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
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
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
He/him/his Drums Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Ben Bratton is a musician, performer and educator based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. He has lived and worked here as a private instructor and professional musician scaling a number of performances of varying situations since the beginning of his career in 2011. From playing bongo in Salsa bands, playing percussion in theater pits, to traveling to France, Italy and Mumbai to play and teach jazz drumset, Ben has had a vast and expansive career as a performer and educator. Along the way he has also held teaching positions at his Alma Mater, Northern … Read More
He/him/his Trumpet Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 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.
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
She/her/hers Violin and Viola Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 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
She/her/hers Voice Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Megan Graves, mezzo-soprano, holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BM) and University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (MM). She is a student of Dr. Gwendolyn Coleman, and is currently pursuing her Artist Diploma from University of Cincinnati. Graves made her professional debut singing the title role in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018. Since, Graves has continued to sing leading roles in operatic productions of both standard and new repertoire during her undergraduate and graduate studies. In addition to operatic performances, Graves has performed as a soloist in concerts … Read More
He/him/his Guitar, Bass and Ukulele 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 is inspired … Read More
He/him/his Piano and Percussion Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Andrew is a percussionist, pianist, and audio engineer who performs and writes music primarily in pop, rock, and experimental styles. He studied percussion and music production at Capital University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Music. He is passionate about music and enjoys teaching with the goal of instilling creativity and music appreciation in his students. Taking piano and drum lessons at a young age, Andrew eventually gravitated towards keyboard instruments and music composition. He often performs in various contemporary ensembles using electronic percussion instruments and synthesizers, merging his skills as … Read More
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.
She/her/hers Bass Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 My name is Halle Craig and I have been on a strict diet of bass, bass and more bass for several years! I grew up in Lewis Center, playing upright bass in the orchestras of the Olentangy school district since the 4th grade. In middle school I joined a community orchestra made up of Black youth called Urban Strings Columbus. Growing up in this orchestra truly instilled a love of music, it’s seemingly endless list of genres and cultures, as well as community enrichment. Playing in Urban Strings exposed me to several genres … Read More
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
He/him/his Guitar, Bass, Ukulele and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 Alex Schrock is a guitarist, composer and educator in the Columbus area. Originally from Canton, Ohio, Alex began playing bass at age 12, then switched to the guitar in high school and never looked back. He received his bachelor’s in music composition from the University of Akron and his master’s in music composition from Cleveland State University. In addition to studying composition, Alex studied guitar and piano and played in several ensembles. After finishing his MM, Alex moved to Columbus where he’s been teaching since 2013. He teaches guitar, … Read More
He/him/his Banjo Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Mike has been playing the banjo for over 25 years and began teaching while living in Athens, Ohio in the early 2000s. He has played in numerous bands over the years and has been fortunate enough to share the stage with Dr Ralph Stanley and the Del McCoury Band. He’s passionate about traditional bluegrass and passing his enthusiasm on to his students.
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
She/her/hers Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Born in Taiwan and raised in Singapore, Yvette Kuo began her piano studies at the age of four. She is a graduate of University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, with a Bachelor and Master of Music degree in Piano under the tutelage of Prof. Dror Biran and Prof. Ran Dank. Yvette is a third prize winner at the 2012 Taiwan-Asia International Piano competition, and was awarded first prize at the School of the Arts, Singapore Piano Concerto Competition. She has performed as a soloist with the Switzerland based Zurich Youth Symphony Orchestra. Yvette has worked … Read More
He/him/his Voice Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Joshua Taylor Hamilton is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and holds a Bachelor of Music-Voice Performance from Bowling Green State University. Josh has worked as a professional singer doing opera, music theater, cruise ship entertainment, barbershop quartet, choral music, and worked as a Christmas Caroler for Disneyland LA and Shanghai. NATIONAL TOUR credits include: Mamma Mia! and Monty Python’s Spamalot National Tour. REGIONAL THEATRE: Les Miserable, Rent, My Fair Lady, and Ragtime. OPERA: Aida, Carmen, The Magic Flute, Die Fledermaus, Elizabeth, and Amahl and the Night Visitors. Josh was fortunate enough to land a … Read More
He/him/his Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 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.
They/them Bass, Guitar, Ukulele Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Nicholas Greer-Young is a teacher and musician based in Columbus Ohio. In 2019, they graduated from The Ohio State University with a master’s degree in string pedagogy and have had the privilege of teaching students through organizations including the Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Chamber Strings Youth Orchestra, and Peabody Bass Works. Nicholas has taught students from ages three to 50 and believes everyone has the ability to learn. As a paraprofessional they’ve worked with students throughout the autism spectrum and strive to ensure every student has the resources they … Read More
He/him/his Voice 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 classical groups … Read More
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
Elizabeth (Liz) Bullock, MT-BC is a Board Certified Music Therapist and an active freelance singer in the Cleveland area. Liz also participates in outreach efforts through her role as Assistant Community Manager at Musicologie and her work at Roots of American Music. She began her musical journey at a young age; singing in choirs at The Music Settlement and The Singing Angels. She went on to study contemporary music at the Cleveland School of Rock and toured nationwide alongside other young musicians. Liz received her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from Cleveland State University where she studied as a … Read More
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 department. She earned her Bachelors of Music … Read More
Eli is a music teacher and saxophone performer from Chicago, IL. He currently is in his final semester at Case Western Reserve University, and is completing a student-teaching placement in Lakewood, OH. He plans to graduate with a B.S. in Music Education in May, after which he will apply for band director positions. Eli specializes in jazz saxophone and also teaches clarinet and beginning piano students of all ages.
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
He/him/his Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Jiachen was born in Sichuan, China. His parents detected his talent for music when he was 7 years old. In 2010 he began to study piano performance under Prof. Wang Mai. Jiachen Li was admitted to the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in 2013, where he focused on expanding his repertoire, and continuing his education in piano performance and music theory. In 2017, he received his Bachelor’s degree from Sichuan Conservatory of Music (China), where he studied with Prof. Wang Mai. After graduating from SCCM, Jiachen came to Bowling Green State University (U.S) where, … Read More
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.
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 September 2020 when FSM became Musicologie.
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.
Christopher Stolle graduated from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California in 2005, he majored in Percussion Performance. It was during his time at MI that he began facilitating for The Rhythmic Arts Project, a program that uses Drums and Percussion Instruments to empower people with developmental disabilities to succeed in the world. After relocating to Cleveland Heights in 2006, Chris adapted the TRAP program to suit the needs of younger “typical” developing children for his Drum Class at Fairmount School of Music, soon after he began teaching private drum lessons at FSM as well. In addition to his teaching credentials, Chris … Read More
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
She/her/hers Strings Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Currently based in Cincinnati, Ohio, violist Ilona Eke began studying viola in fourth grade. Originally from Cleveland, she took lessons with Cleveland Orchestra member, Lembi Veskimets, through middle and high school and has studied with other teachers such as Erica Eckert, Jenny Snyder Kozoroz, Rictor Noren, Rebe Barnes, Denisse Rodriguez, Masao Kawasaki, Daniel Sweaney, and Ken Matsuda. During her time in Cleveland, she participated in the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Camarata, the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. During the summers, Ilona has attended Interlochen Center for the Arts, Brevard … Read More
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
She/her/hers Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 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
She/her/hers Voice Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Annie McAllister is a Doctorate of Musical Arts Candidate in Voice at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where she is in her final stages of working on her dissertation. As a Graduate Assistant at CCM, Annie taught Freshman Musical Theatre students and CCM non-major voice lessons, as well as a General Music Studies group voice class. Annie is also a 2017 Masters of Music graduate in Voice and a 2015 Bachelors of Music graduate in Voice from CCM, where she studied with Professor Tom Baresel. Annie is currently Adjunct Faculty … Read More
He/him/his Brass and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 Skye van Duuren is a performer, composer, arranger, and educator. He currently studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in trumpet performance. Mr. van Duuren holds two Master of Music degrees from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Music degree, summa cum laude, from The University of Arizona. He currently performs with the Lima Symphony Orchestra and the CCM Philharmonia and has also performed with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Sonora Philharmonic Orchestra, Sierra Vista Symphony, and others. He also enjoys … Read More
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
He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 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 … Read More
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 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
She/her/hersClarient, Piano, and Voice Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 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 … Read More
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
They/them/their Violin Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 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 … Read More
He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 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 … Read More
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
He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 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 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.
He/him/his Guitar 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 Capital University- Conservatory of Music (BM, Music Performance) … Read More
He/him/his Piano and Drum Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M4 Best Retention Award 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 … Read More
He/him/his Guitar, Drums, Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 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 … Read More
He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Rookie of the Year Award 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 … Read More
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
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
She/her/hers Strings Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 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
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
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
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
She/her/hers Violin Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 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 … Read More
He/him/his & they/them/their Cello Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 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.
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
She/her/hers & they/them/their Violin and Viola Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 Best Retention Award 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 … Read More
He/him/his Brass and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Best Retention Award 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 … Read More
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
He/him/his Piano, Drums and Guitar Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 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 … Read More
She/her/hers Piano and Voice Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 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 … Read More
He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M4 Community Manager 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 … Read More
She/her/hers Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 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 … Read More
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
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
He/him/his Drums and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 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 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, 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
He/him/his Guitar Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 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, … Read More
He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 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
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
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
He/him/his Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 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 … Read More
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
He/him/his Guitar, Bass, Uke TeacherTeacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 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 … Read More
She/her/hers Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M5 Community Manager 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 … Read More
She/her/hers Violin and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M4 Devin Copfer is a performer, recording musician, registered Suzuki teacher, and arts entrepreneur based in Columbus, OH as well as a 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 chamber music ensemble committed to playing music by diverse voices and breaking down the fourth wall in classical music. She also serves as violinist in Columbus’ Janus String Quartet with the professor of cello at The Ohio State University Mark Rudoff, violist Nancy Nehring, and violinist … Read More
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
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
He/him/his Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 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 … Read More
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
He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M5 Community Manager In addition to being a Senior Teacher of Voice & Piano as well as the Community Manager of Musicologie Lewis Center Justin T. Swain serves as Adjunct Professor of Voice at Ohio University (Athens) where he teaches applied voice to the BFA Musical Theatre students. 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 … Read More
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