Strings Lessons


You can hear stringed instruments in nearly every style of music, from classical to bluegrass. At Music Royale, we have instructors that can help you learn the specific style of music that meets your tastes. We have professional instructors for violin, viola, cello and upright bass. We teach all levels including beginner, intermediate and advanced students. Our lessons are one on one, privately taught so you can progress at the speed that works for you. At Music Royale, we offer many student performance opportunities throughout the year including recitals and informal performances. Our lesson rates are very competitive and all of our lessons are scheduled month to month, with no long term contracts to sign.

Music Royale is a locally owned independent music store operated by professional musicians. We are located 3.5 miles north of 270 in Powell, at the intersection of Sawmill Parkway and Powell Road. We are just a few minutes from Columbus, Worthington, Dublin, Lewis Center and Delaware and we have plenty of parking. Please check out the bios and videos of our stringed instrument instructors below.

Our lessons are customized to each student and we do our best to fit each student with the appropriate teacher. We believe this approach best serves our students and creates a fun and relaxed learning environment. Please contact us for teacher recommendations and available lesson times!


Aster Kanke

Instruments Taught: Piano, Strings, Violin

Music has always been Aster’s life passion, and they love to share and help cultivate that passion with their students in music lessons.

Carolyn Cline

Instruments Taught: Piano, Strings, Violin

Carolyn believes a successful teacher has patience, empathy, enjoyment, and encouragement. She understands each student is different with different needs and desires.

Megan Wetzel

Instruments Taught: Piano, Strings, Violin, Viola

Classically trained and musically motivated, Megan teaches complete musicianship techniques applicable to classical, pop, rock, hip hop, R&B, fiddling, and improvisation.

Paul Baker

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Piano, Strings, Ukulele, Bass, Double Bass

Primarily a bassist, Paul graduated from Otterbein University in Spring 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music – Jazz Studies Concentration.

Race Lerma

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Piano, Strings, Ukulele, Bass, Banjo, Violin

Race Lerma has been playing violin since the age of four and has grown up in the string music scene of Northwest Ohio. His background and training include 12 years of private instruction from various teachers in Fostoria and Findlay, OH., 2 years of private lessons at Ohio Northern University under Professor Sunny Zank, And the past 4 years at Capital University’s Conservatory of Music studying violin performance and music business, as well as two years of parallel training in piano. Race has been teaching private lessons in Findlay and Columbus off and on for the past 6 years.

Tulia Spurgeon

Instruments Taught: Strings, Cello

Tulia Spurgeon is a recent graduate of Otterbein University, earning a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance with a minor in Education.

Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 8pm

Friday: 12pm - 6pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

480 West Olentangy Street
Powell, OH 43065