Our Teachers

Abbey Bechtol

Instruments Taught: Piano, Woodwinds, Bass

Abbey Bechtol is a music instructor and composer with experience teaching piano, saxophone, bass guitar, and clarinet. Abbey strives to help students improve their technique and develop an understanding of music theory by analyzing the music they play. She believes it is important to foster an appreciation for music as an art form and the depth of emotion it can convey.

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.

Christian Bechtol

Instruments Taught: Piano, Drums, Woodwinds, Brass

In 2013, he received the North American Scholarship Award to attend the Berklee College Of Music. While at Berklee, his main focus was music education.

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.

David Swank

Instruments Taught: Piano

A graduate of The Ohio State University School of Music (BM Jazz Studies, 2017), David has enjoyed an active professional career as a pianist in everything from the gospel music industry, musical theatre, the regional jazz scene, as well as dozens of local and national acts.

Dean Inboden

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo

Dean is an experienced musician who has been playing guitar for over thirty five years. When Dean isn’t in the teaching studio, he can be found at Rome Recording where he has been an engineer and studio musician for over seventeen years.

Deanna Sweeney

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Voice, Ukulele

Deanna Sweeney has been a widely recognized name in the Central Ohio music community by both musicians and music fans alike for over 20 years.

Dr. Allie Powell

Instruments Taught: Piano, Voice, Woodwinds

Dr. Alyssa “Allie” Powell is an enthusiastic, caring teacher who enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities. Allie tailors lessons to each individual to improve technique, inspire students to use their artistic voice, and develop confidence. In lessons, practice techniques and performance poise are also addressed, as well as letting loose and having a good time!

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.

Dylan Cole

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Ukulele

Dylan attended the Recording Workshop in Massieville, Ohio. Once he completed the CORE program he moved to Los Angeles to attend The Musicians Institute to study Guitar Performance and Audio Engineering.

Greg Sharp

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Ukulele

Greg Sharp has been playing guitar for over 30 years, and has been a teacher of guitar and ukulele for more than 20 years. He has a wealth of live performance experience spanning many styles – rockabilly, surf, country, funk, blues, reggae, and metal are all a part of his live performance resume.

Jackson Neesley

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Piano

Jackson began his teaching career for guitar and piano in 2014 at various studios around the Columbus area. Jackson studied under multiple guitar instructors, including Andrew Hartman at Music Royale.

Jesse McNamara

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Ukulele, Bass

Jesse has played hundreds of gigs with many successful bands including 13 O’clock, X-Ray Specs, The Digs and The Moonbats as well as writing and recording music for nationally released video games and independent movies.

Jon Boley

Instruments Taught: Voice

Jon Boley was born and raised on the far east side of Columbus. He graduated from Walnut Ridge High School and was a member of the Ensemble under the direction of Mr. Phil Wallace.

Josh Decker

Instruments Taught: Brass

Josh Decker earned his degree in Music Education from Ohio Wesleyan University as well as a Masters in Trumpet performance from Carnegie Mellon University.

Kelly McLennan

Instruments Taught: Piano, Voice

Originally from Defiance, Ohio, Kelly McLennan holds a Bachelor of Arts – music education degree from Bowling Green State University. She has been professionally singing for 30+ years.

Larz Raymond

Instruments Taught: Drums

Larz is a graduate of Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, where he specialized in drums and percussion, with continued education at Berklee College of Music and Capital University

Lauren Edwards

Instruments Taught: Piano, Woodwinds

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 believes spending quality time with students provides the opportunity to improve their focus, self-confidence, and expression, in addition to musical skills. She believes highlighting the unique aspects of each student is what makes her job special.

Margaret Womack

Instruments Taught: Strings

Margaret Womack, a native of Rochester, NY, is an avid cello teacher and performer in the Columbus area.

Max Button

Instruments Taught: Drums

Maxwell Button was born in Tenafly, a suburb of New York City in the northeastern corner of New Jersey. He began piano lessons at the age of six but switched to drum lessons before long.

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.

Nathan Smith

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Bass

Nathan is an accomplished musician who graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in Jazz Performance, where he studied under Dr. Paul Robinson and Andy Woodson.

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.

 

Paul Baker

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Bass

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

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.

Race Lerma

Instruments Taught: Strings

Race Lerma has been playing violin since the age of four and has grown up in the string music scene of Northwest Ohio.

Rebecca Perkins

Instruments Taught: Strings

Recently graduated with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts for Music Education, Rebecca has been teaching violin and fiddle for over 10 years.

Rob Cave

Instruments Taught: Piano

Rob Cave has been playing classical piano since the age of four, and studied piano performance under Juilliard graduate W. Eugene Hudson at Jacksonville University.

Ron Brzoska

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Ukulele

Ron “Ronnie” Brzoska was born and raised in Cleveland, OH, but began his music career while attending The Ohio State University , where he graduated with a business degree.  He has been active in the Columbus music scene since 1991 and has played in multiple bands, most notable the Americana band, the Troubled Souls.

Ryan Craycroft

Instruments Taught: Guitar

Ryan Craycroft is a Columbus, Ohio native who has been playing guitar since the age of twelve. He studied jazz guitar at The Ohio State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Music in 2009.

Sara McCluskey

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Ukulele

Teaching is something that came very natural for Sara. Sharing her passion for music and inspiring students to find their voice through an instrument is something she relates to on a very personal level. Her teaching style is all about helping each student reach their musical goals and having fun while doing it.

Scott Gorsuch

Instruments Taught: Guitar

Scott has been playing guitar for over 40 years. A bit of a mad scientist– he also builds his own guitars and amps, has a background in pipe organ building, and is a recording engineer at Musicol Recording Studio.

Seth Daily

Instruments Taught: Drums

Seth Daily has been playing percussion since he was five years when he played snare drum with a community orchestra. Seth also studied percussion at Music Royale and participated in Music Royale’s very first Rock School session.

Sydney McSweeney

Instruments Taught: Piano, Voice

Sydney McSweeney is a vocalist from Columbus, Ohio who at a young age developed a deep love of music. That love directed her to Otterbein University where she studied classical voice and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in music.

Sylvia Werner

Instruments Taught: Guitar, Ukulele

Music runs in Sylvia’s family. Her father got her started on the instrument at age 9, and at age 11, she took private lessons with several teachers for 7 years.

Tim Perdue

Instruments Taught: brass

Tim Perdue received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the Conservatory of Music at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio in 1991, and has since been teaching privately in the Columbus area.

Will Ong

Instruments Taught: Drums

William Ong is a third generation drummer with 28 years of musical experience. His father Joseph Ong has been a professional musician for 38 years and has taught jazz percussion at The Ohio State University from 1989 – 2006.

Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 8pm

Friday: 12pm - 6pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

480 West Olentangy Street
Powell, OH 43065

(614)793-2222