Liz Bullock

Kyle Lamoreaux

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

Amara Sperber

Kyle Lamoreaux

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Amara holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Oregon. There, she studied violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy. In 2016, she became a member of the resident string quartet at the University of Nevada in Reno, where she received her Master of Music degree. Since moving to Cleveland, Amara has obtained her Suzuki Method Teacher Training at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Amara is a concerto competition winner at UN, has performed with many orchestras, including the Eugene Symphony and Reno Philharmonic, and has spent her summers playing music festivals including Brevard Music Center, … Read More

Katherine Calvey

Kyle Lamoreaux

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 Weiskirch

Kyle Lamoreaux

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.

Austin Piper

Kyle Lamoreaux

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

Jiachen Li

Kyle Lamoreaux

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, under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Rosenkranz … Read More

Caitlin Luck

Kyle Lamoreaux

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

Mike McNamara

Kyle Lamoreaux

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

Kyle Lamoreaux

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.

Chris Stolle

Kyle Lamoreaux

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

Kyle Lamoreaux

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

Ilona Eke

Joseph Barker

She/her Strings Teacher 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 Music Center, Green Mountain … Read More

Jeremy Singer

Joseph Barker

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

Grace Lee

Joseph Barker

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 a graduate assistant. Now, she teaches at the Communiversity … Read More

Annie McAllister

Joseph Barker

She/her Voice Teacher 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 of Voice at Xavier … Read More

Skye van Duuren

Joseph Barker

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 an active commission schedule as a composer and his … Read More

Kristin Agee

Joseph Barker

She/her Drums 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

Jake McManigell

Joseph Barker

He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M1 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

Stuart Vokes

Kyle Lamoreaux

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

Raymond DeForest

Kyle Lamoreaux

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

Inna Onofrei

Kyle Lamoreaux

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

Ann Marie Falcone

Kyle Lamoreaux

She/herVoice and Piano 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 project … 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

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

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

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

Lauren Edwards

Kyle Lamoreaux

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

Geoffrey Gear

Kyle Lamoreaux

He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level 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

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

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

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

He/him/his Piano and Drum Teacher 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 and world percussion specialist … Read More

Ben Canton

Joseph Barker

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

Bryson Tarbet

Joseph Barker

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

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

Aaron Walsh

Joseph Barker

He/him/hisPiano Teacher 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 … Read More

Nia Dewberry

Joseph Barker

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

Jonathan Pearce

Joseph Barker

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

Jeanmarie Strawbridge

Joseph Barker

She/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

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

He/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

Christiana Calantropo

Joseph Barker

She/her 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

Sam Johnson

Joseph Barker

He/him & 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.

Renée Holzmeier

Joseph Barker

She/her/hers Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 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

Abby Wagner

Joseph Barker

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

Ahmad Hasan

Joseph Barker

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

Jeff Rolland

Joseph Barker

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

Wesley Yao

Joseph Barker

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

Hannah Bullock

Joseph Barker

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

Patrick Schaefer

Joseph Barker

He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M3 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

Megan Callison

Joseph Barker

She/her 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

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

He/him/his Guitar Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 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 … Read More

Joshua Hill

Joseph Barker

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

Szu-Yu Chu

Joseph Barker

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

Matt Murphy

Joseph Barker

He/him/his Drums and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level 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

Joseph Barker

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

Regan Tackett

Joseph Barker

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

Nick Terelle

Joseph Barker

He/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

Matt Patti

Joseph Barker

He/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

Ben Crowder

Joseph Barker

Trombone, guitar and piano teacher Benjamin graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Psychology and a minor in music. While at Ohio State, he performed as a member and squad leader in The Ohio State University Marching Band, the OSU Jazz Ensemble, Art Blakey Jazz Combo, the OSU Symphonic Band and several other groups in the OSU School of Music. He performs frequently with Vaughn Weister’s Famous Jazz Orchestra, the Rick Brunetto Big Band, and has also performed with the Columbus and Cleveland Jazz Orchestras. He is a key member of several Columbus acts, including The Bluewater … Read More

Lauren Nelson

Joseph Barker

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

Thomas Crouch

Joseph Barker

He/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

Christy Campos

Joseph Barker

She/her 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

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

She/her 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

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 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 Kelsey Shaheen. Devin’s strong commitment to Suzuki violin teaching is revealed in her … Read More

Joe Brenneman

Joseph Barker

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

Liz Woolley

Joseph Barker

Liz Woolley

She/herVoice 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

Robert Mason

Joseph Barker

Piano Teacher 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 … Read More

Kate Merryman

Joseph Barker

She/herVoice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M2 Kate Merryman is a soprano originally from the Northern Virginia/DC area. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Master of Arts in Vocal Pedagogy and Singing Health Specialization where she served as a graduate teaching assistant and was awarded the Margaret Speaks Vocal Scholarship Award. She also graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from George Mason University. Her performance repertoire includes opera, musical theatre, and concert works. Her performance credits include Nella in Gianni Schicchi with Opera Columbus,  Elvira in #UncleJohn … Read More

Justin Swain

Joseph Barker

He/him/his Voice and Piano Teacher Musicologie Certified: Level M5 Community Manager 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 … Read More

Kay Barker

Joseph Barker

She/her 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