Piano Lessons


Piano is one of the most commonly played instruments in the world and learning the piano provides a great foundation for all other musical pursuits. People take piano lessons for many different reasons, some may want to study advanced classical music, some may want to learn jazz improvisation, while many others are beginners looking to improve their skills and have fun. With there being so many different styles of teaching and types of piano playing it is important that you find an instructor to fit your needs. At Music Royale we have more than ten piano instructors with a wide variety of backgrounds and music degrees. We have students studying classical, blues, jazz, pop and even music recording with Garageband. Our piano lessons are customized to help achieve the personal musical goals of each student. We believe that anyone with a passion for music should have an opportunity to play, including students with physical disabilities or special needs. Every student is unique and your lessons should be too.

At Music Royale, we offer many performance opportunities throughout the year for our students. We have recitals and informal performances, as well as open mic nights and our very popular Rock School class. Our rates are very competitive and all of our lessons are scheduled month to month, with no long term contracts to sign. Music Royale is an independent music store owned and operated by local, professional musicians. We are located just 3.5 miles north of 270 in Powell, Ohio at the intersection of Sawmill Parkway and Powell Road. We are just minutes from Columbus, Worthington, Dublin Lewis Center and Delaware and we have plenty of parking. Please check out the bios and videos of our piano instructors below.


Caleb Hutslar

Instruments Taught: Piano

Caleb Hutslar, native of Worthington, Ohio, graduated from the Fort Hayes School of Music with the State Board of Education Award of Distinction for musical excellence, and obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from OSU in piano performance in 1993, under scholarship.

Carolyn Cline

Instruments Taught: Piano, Strings

Carolyn has enjoyed piano all her life, begging her parents to let her take lessons when she was only seven years of age; her first accompanying gig at the age of 11. At age nine, she begged for violin lessons, and quickly rose through orchestra chairs in middle and high school.

Daniel Winfield

Instruments Taught: Piano, Strings

Daniel was a member of the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra from 1996-2000 seasons, where he participated in two European tours, and an invitation to the International Festival of Youth Orchestras, as well as the orchestras’ first commercial recording of Dmitri Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony.

Dr. Antoine Clark

Instruments Taught: Piano, Woodwinds

Dr. Antoine T. Clark earned his education and performance degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University, The Cincinnati-Conservatory of Music, and The Ohio State University.

Dr. Dylan Lloyd

Instruments Taught: Piano, Woodwinds

Dr. Dylan Lloyd earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts at The Ohio State University. He is the Artistic Director and co-founder of his Chamber Music ensemble PhoenixDownRPG, whose mission is to bring GeekChic music to the forefront with creative programs and collaborations.

Emily Ng

Instruments Taught: Piano, Strings

Laura Bush

Instruments Taught: Piano

Laura studied music media in film, completed the Chillicothe Recording Workshop, and worked in live sound at the company Stage Tech for 3 yrs. Laura graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Capital University in 1998.


Lucas Holmes

Instruments Taught: Piano

Lucas began piano lessons at the age of five, and went on to earn a jazz studies degree from the Ohio State University, studying with Mark Flugge.

Michelle Ishida

Instruments Taught: Piano

Michelle sings and plays keyboards professionally in several Columbus bands and has been doing so since 1991. She has extensive recording and touring experience, as well as vintage and modern electronic keyboard knowledge.

Nick Labita

Instruments Taught: Piano

Nick studied jazz piano at Capital University under the late and great Mark Flugge and graduated with a B.M. in Music Industry/Media. He is currently the bass and keyboard player for the Dirty Money Live Karaoke Band.


Phil Smith

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Piano, bass

From an early age Phil was exposed to a variety of musical instruments and styles. He grew up performing with family members who were professional musicians and quickly became proficient at drums, guitar, bass guitar and piano.

Robert Cave

Instruments Taught: Piano

Robert has a B.M. in classical piano performance and has performed in many competitions, and received awards from both the university and on a national level, including The Outstanding Piano Performance for 1999.

Teil Buck

Instruments Taught: Piano, Woodwinds

Teil Buck, an emerging orchestral oboist, enjoys performing in several local and regional orchestras such as the New Albany Symphony, Central Ohio Symphony and Opera Project Columbus. She is the Executive Director of PhoenixDownRPG, an ensemble devoted to emmersive interesting concerts focused on GeekChic.

Todd Hamric

Instruments Taught: Piano

Despite playing professionally for only 8 years, he has already toured with internationally acclaimed recording artists Jackie Johnson (Memphis Grammy Winner), Alligator recording artist Tinsley Ellis, and Ruf Records recording artist Anthony Gomes spanning 47 states in the continental U.S., Canada, France, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland.

Mon-Thu: 11am-9pm

Fri & Sat: 11am-6pm

Sun: 12pm-5pm

3976 Powell Rd
Powell, OH 43065