Meet Your Instructors:
At RED School of Music, our dedicated teachers are highly skilled musicians with professional backgrounds and music degrees. With a passion for teaching and mentorship, they strive to provide excellent musicianship, guidance, and mentorship to each student. In our nurturing and inspiring learning environment, students can thrive and reach their fullest musical potential. Experience the joy of music and learn from our talented teachers at RED School of Music in Marysville, Ohio.
Flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone/euphonium, tuba, and beginner piano instructor
During his time at Ohio State, Noah has played in many big bands and small group settings on a variety of instruments...
During his time at Ohio State, Noah has played in many big bands and small group settings on a variety of instruments. While his primary instrument is saxophone, he has also spent a great deal of time touring playing euphonium and trombone with the Music City Drum Corps (Nashville, TN) and Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps (Houston, TX). Noah’s performing career has also led him to spend 3 years with Matrix Performing Arts (Akron, OH) as a cymbal performer. All of these experiences combined have led him to be well versed in a wide variety of styles from jazz to funk and pop to classical. Noah’s primary philosophy as an instructor is to help his students develop a sound that is unique to them and reflects their interests and influences, while exposing them to new works to progress their musicianship.
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Voice, beginner piano, brass and woodwinds instructor
Throughout high school and college, Jordan has been fostering a passion for teaching music...
Throughout high school and college, Jordan has been fostering a passion for teaching music and sharing his love for music with others. During his time at Ohio State, he has played for multiple concert bands, the trombone choir and The Ohio State Men’s Glee Club. Jordan maintains an active performance schedule, performing in local church choirs, British brass bands, and other ensembles. Jordan also has experience teaching privately and in schools as a brass technician and in marching band camps. As an educator, Jordan inspires growth by fostering a love for music. He is always excited to teach music and he hopes for his students to be excited to learn about music and grow as musicians and as people.
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Bachelor of Music Education, Ohio State University | Director, “The Jazz Club Big Band.” | Beginner trumpet, theory, guitar, bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone instructor
Joel is a music education major at The Ohio State University.
While studying at OSU Joel has performed in numerous jazz ensembles, musicals, and directed his group “The Jazz Club Big Band.” Since high school, Joel has worked as a freelance musician performing throughout the Tri-State on multiple woodwind and string instruments. He is equally comfortable in contemporary pop, rock, jazz, and classical settings. Joel has been teaching his private studio as well as summer music camps for years. His teaching focuses on helping his students find their musical voice and passion for the art form. Joel uses student’s musical preferences to design a curriculum that engages them while expanding their musical horizons.
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B.M. Vocal Performance, Sunderman Conservatory, Gettysburg College | M.M. Classical Voice, Manhattan School of Music | Theater and Acting Faculty and Faculty Adviser for Panther Players, Ohio Dominican University | Acting, voice, choreo, musical theater style, beginner piano, beginner ukulele instructor
Alexa Clint is a Columbus, Ohio-based performer and arts educator...
Alexa Clint is a Columbus, Ohio-based performer and arts educator. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Sunderman Conservatory at Gettysburg College and her Masters’ in Classical Voice from the Manhattan School of Music. She is currently on faculty at Ohio Dominican University, teaching Theatre and Acting, and serving as the faculty advisor for the student theatre group, the Panther Players. She has been a teaching artist with Actors’ Theatre of Columbus, Columbus Children’s Theatre, Discover Opera! (Manhattan School of Music), and the Gettysburg Sings! Children’s Theatre Program, and interned with the Summer Shakespeare Program (McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ). Prior to moving to Columbus, Alexa was the Associate Director of Youth Programs at Steps on Broadway dance studio in New York, NY. She is passionate about the role arts education has in the social-emotional development of children and young adults and seeks to make the arts more accessible and engaging for young people of all backgrounds.
During her time at Gettysburg College, Clint co-founded a student-run opera ensemble, raised $10,000 for future student opera projects, and directed the ensemble’s first production of Dido and Aeneas. She was an active participant in campus productions with both the music and theatre departments. Alexa was the first vocalist to win the Sunderman Conservatory Concerto Competition, singing arias from Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, and was a nominee for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for her portrayal of Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town. While at MSM, Clint was the teaching assistant for undergraduate and graduate Movement for Singers and Advanced Movement for Singers classes. She has choreographed for City Lyric Opera (New York, NY), McCarter Theatre’s Summer Shakespeare, Music! Gettysburg, Manhattan School of Music Senior Opera Theatre, and Discover Opera!.
An active musical theatre performer, some of Alexa’s favorite credits include Ghost Quartet (Quartet, Available Light Theatre), Disney’s Newsies! (Katherine, CCT), Something Rotten! (Bea, Gallery Players), A Tale of Two Cities (Lucie Manette, Actors’ Theatre of Columbus), Everybody (Usher/God/Understanding, AVLT), On the Twentieth Century (Lily, Village Light Opera Group), and Ordinary Days (Claire). She has performed internationally in the Trentino Music Festival (Pamina, Die Zauberflote) and the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival (Kate, Pirates of Penzance and Fleta, Iolanthe). In her spare time, she enjoys reading and cooking with her fiancé and taking walks in Schiller Park.
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Managing Director at Graves Piano Company | M.M Collaborative Piano, University of Northern Colorado | B.M. Violin Performance, Ohio University | Violin viola cello piano and voice instructor
Daniel Mullins is currently the Managing Director at Graves Piano Company in Columbus, Ohio...
In the spring of 2023, he completed a Master of Music degree in collaborative piano at the University of Northern Colorado. He was a graduate assistant acting as the rehearsal pianist for the UNCO opera program and freelanced as a piano accompanist for students and faculty at the institution. From January to August of 2023, Mr. Mullins was the music director for the First United Methodist Church in Greeley, Colorado.
He completed a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from Ohio University in 2013, and earned his first Master of Music degree in violin performance and string pedagogy in the spring of 2017. While a graduate teaching assistant at OU, he performed with the Klinder String Quartet, a fully funded graduate student quartet. He also taught string methods courses, a requirement for music education majors to learn the basics of string pedagogy.
From the start of his collegiate career in 2007, Mr. Mullinswas a freelance collaborative pianist at Ohio University. In 2013, after completing his undergraduate degree, he was a freelance collaborative pianist at The Ohio State University until 2014, when we returned to Athens, OH to pursue his first graduate degree. As a freelance collaborative pianist, he accompanied students, professional musicians, and collegiate faculty throughout the state of Ohio in recitals, masterclasses, and competitions. From 2019 to 2021, he was an adjunct professor at Ohio University, where he was an instructor of a class piano course for musical theater majors, as well as a staff accompanist.
Mr. Mullins is also passionate about teaching and has been a private and group instructor in various capacities. He began his private teacher career as a violin instructor in 2008 with the Athens Community Music School. He became a ‘Master Teacher’ of violin, viola, and piano for the Athens Community Music School from 2017-2021, as well as the director of the ACMS ‘Cadet Strings’ program in Athens, OH. In the summer of 2017 he was appointed the lead string instructor for the ‘Dover House Strings/Arco Strings’ program in McConnelsville, Ohio, a program based in rural Ohio with the goal to offer free musical instruction to persons of all ages. From 2017-2019, Mr. Mullins was the Professor of Strings and Staff Accompanist at Rio Grande University.
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Bachelor of Music Performance – Voice | Voice and piano instructor
Jordan Padilla is an Arizona native, graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Arizona. Currently...
Currently, she is pursuing both her Master’s degree in Voice Performance and a Singing Health Specialization Certification at The Ohio State University under Dr. Katherine Rohrer.
Jordan has experience in performing anything from solo voice competitions to choirs. Her voice is recognized both stateside and internationally through an assortment of first, second, and third place prizes in vocal competitions. Most notably, first prize in the Concorso Internazionale Musicale Citta di Pesaro 2022 “Bring Your Rossini” Competition based at the Rossini Conservatory in Italy, and second prize in the Amelia Rieman Vocal Competition in Arizona. Significant Operas she has been a part of are: "Le Nozze di Figaro" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and "Suor Angelica" by Giacomo Puccini. Jordan has also been in various award-winning choirs for over ten years, performing everything from concert choir to show choir.
Though a performer, Jordan has an extensive teaching background. She concentrates on Voice and Piano, but has taught subjects like Math, English, History, Science, and Art. Teaching these subjects has allowed her to see how music flows through everything, and she uses it to connect to the world around her.
Jordan approaches music from a genuine passion, and she is delighted to share her joy of music with her students!
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B.M. Guitar Performance, Musicians Institute | Graduate of The Recording Workshop | Guitar (acoustic, electric and bass), ukulele, piano and beginner drums instructor
Dylan Koski is from Marysville, Ohio and is a graduate of Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA...
...with a degree in Guitar Performance. In addition, Dylan is also a graduate of The Recording Workshop in Chillicothe, Ohio.
Dylan has been playing guitar for 12 years and has studied styles including Rock, Blues and Jazz. Over the past 4 years, Dylan has performed and venues and festivals from coast to coast. Dylan has been fortunate to study and share a stage with some of the best guitar players including Robben Ford, Jeff McErlain, Matt Schofield and Artur Menezes.
Dylan recently released an EP of original material and is working on new material for future projects. Dylan is an endorsed artist with Ernie Ball Guitars and Magnatone amps.
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B.M. Music Education, Belmont University | Voice and piano instructor (all ages) | Guitar and drums instructor (9 years and under)
Soprano Allie Canfield grew up in Overland Park, KS, participating in choir and theater throughout high school. She went on to earn a BM in Music Education cum laude...
She went on to earn a BM in Music Education cum laude at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, studying voice with Dr. Jennifer Coleman and Dr. Savanna Sokolnicki. Her degree focused on both classical and commercial voice performance and education.
While at Belmont, she performed twice in the Classical Singers Honors Recital and performed in Handel’s Serse, scenes from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance. She also served as the Vice President of the American Choral Directors Association of Belmont.
She is currently working towards a master’s degree in vocal performance with an interdisciplinary specialization in singing health at The Ohio State University. Allie is a proud member of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity.
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Double degree in BM Theatre and BA Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS), Otterbein University | Acting instructor
Shelby is a 2021 graduate from Otterbein University with a bachelor’s degree double majoring in theatre and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies (WGSS)...
While at Otterbein she was involved in many productions in many capacities including assistant directing Shakespeare’s The Tempest, performing as Jackie Coryton in Hayfever, doing the makeup and hair for The Diary of Anne Frank, and dialect coaching for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, and School for Scandal.
Shelby is passionate about helping others and spreading the joy of theatre and music. They were also vice president of the honors society for WGSS, Tri-Iota.
Currently, Shelby is pursuing her master’s of social work at The Ohio State University while working at Red.
Take lessons with Ms. Shelby!
M.M Voice Performance, Shenandoah Conservatory | B.M. Voice Performance, Middle Tennessee State University | Voice and beginner piano instructor
Sarah Jeric is a soprano hailing from Memphis, Tennessee. She received her Undergraduate Degree in voice performance from Middle Tennessee State University where...
...she studied under Dr. Christine Isley-Farmer and her Masters in Music in voice performance from Shenandoah Conservatory where she studied under Nancy Gustafson. As a performer, she has received various awards and recognitions including 2013 Outstanding Vocalist from the MTSU Music Department, Finalist in the Orpheus National Competition, First Place in the Graduate Voice category of the Shenandoah Conservatory Soloist Competition, and received her first international win in January of 2019 at the Inner Mongolia International Classical Music Competition in China. She has performed individually for two celebrations honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She performed with the Nashville Opera for two seasons, as well as the MTSU Opera, the Toronto Summer Opera Workshop, the Shenandoah Conservatory Opera, the Nicholls State University Opera, and the Chautauqua Institute, where she studied under the tutelage of Marlena Malas (Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, The Curtis Institute).
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B.M. Music Performance (French Horn ), Denison University | M.M. Music Education, University of Illinois | Brass, percussion, woodwinds, beginner violin and beginner piano instructor
Phil Meyer is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Master’s in Music Education...
...and a graduate of Denison University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance on the French Horn. For the last six years, Phil has been a band director in central Illinois teaching students from beginners through high school, teaching concert bands, jazz band, small ensembles, and assisting with the high school marching band.
During his time at the University of Illinois, Phil was a graduate assistant with the Marching Illini, and the director of the Women’s Basketball Band, and Women’s Volleyball Band. Phil, his wife Allison, and their big dog Duke have recently relocated to central Ohio because Allison is going to be the Writing Center Director at the Ohio State University! Phil is very excited to be a part of the Red School of Music team, and looking forward to meeting all of the wonderful musicians along the way.
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B.M. Music Education, University of North Texas | M.M. Clarinet Performance, The Ohio State University | Clarinet, saxophone, flute, and piano instructor
Amy Conley received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas and...
…her Master’s degree in Clarinet Performance from The Ohio State University. At Ohio State she studied Clarinet Performance with James Pyne and Caroline Hartig.
Amy has taught woodwind lessons and masterclasses throughout Texas and Ohio. She has also performed with various groups in Texas and Ohio.
Amy loves all genres of music and sharing her love of music with her students. She teaches each student according to their ability and musical goals. Her aim is to instill a sense of music appreciation and bring out the best musician in each student.
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Songwriter, Lyricist, and Drummer | Worship drummer for various churches | Drums instructor
Bart is the:
- Worship drummer for various churches since 1997
- Worship Director for Marysville Christian Church 2004- 2009(...)
- Drummer at Living Hope Church 2011 – Present
- Guest Drummer – The Rock Church 2019 – 2020
- Carry The Cost Christian Band 2015 – 2019
- God’s Dirt Christian Band 2020 – Present
- Drummer for Musicals including
- Mama Mia
- Best Soloist – Western Michigan University Jazz Classic
- John Philip Sousa Award
- Songwriter, Lyricist, and Drummer for two albums (one released and one ready to be released)
Take lessons with Mr. Bart!
B.M., Music Education, Early Childhood Education, and Bass Trombone Performance, Ohio State University | Voice, piano and brass instructor
Dan is a native of Columbus, Ohio, studying music education, early childhood education, and bass trombone performance at The Ohio State University...
During his time at Ohio State, he performed with the Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Pit Orchestra, and Symphonic Band.
Following his time at OSU, Dan enlisted in the U.S. Army and graduated with honors from the U.S. Army School of Music. Dan spent 6 years in the Army, playing with the 122nd Army band and serving as a bugler for over 500 Army funerals on the Army Honor Guard team. He actively performs all over the state as a tenor soloist and bass trombonist. His full time career is as an instrument repair technician, and is the Senior Repairman at a music store in Springfield, having spent the last 10 years repairing instruments. In his free time he loves competing in Strongman, spending time with his fiancé, and playing with the pets.
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Artist in Residence, Red School of Music Bellefontaine | B.M. Music Education, Baldwin Wallace University | Cello, viola, violin, piano, voice, guitar and ukulele instructor
Nick is a recent graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, with a Bachelor in Music Education…
…where he gained rich musical experiences in collegiate choirs, orchestras, small ensembles, and private lessons.
Originally from Buffalo, New York, Nick got his start performing in school musicals and playing cello in orchestras. He was a student of Regina Mushabac (cello) and Susan Wallin (voice).
He is a cellist, violinist, vocalist, and pianist, and has a background in many styles, including classical, musical theatre, fiddle, and pop. Nick is very passionate about sharing his musical interests and helping students to find their own musical path and reach their fullest potential!
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B.M. Music Business, Southwest Baptist University | Voice, piano and guitar instructor
Christina McDonald, originally from Broken Arrow, OK, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business from Southwest Baptist University…
Christina McDonald, originally from Broken Arrow, OK, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business from Southwest Baptist University. Over the last 20 years, she has enjoyed writing, recording, and performing music as well as teaching private lessons and mentoring many young musicians. She currently serves as a worship leader and choir director at Living Hope Church in Marysville, OH. Christina and her husband Jason have three energetic sons and one crazy dog.
B.M. Vocal Performance, Bluffton University | Voice, piano and beginner guitar instructor
Kimberly Cornelius holds a Bachelor’s of Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance from Bluffton University...
There, she was able to perform with Bluffton’s elite choir touring the country and even traveled to Paraguay, South America.
She enjoys performing and teaching a variety of music from opera to contemporary worship music. Kim has performed previously in many musicals including Guys and Dolls, the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Songs for a New World. Her favorite role was playing ‘Jo’ in Little Women.
Kim and her husband Chris moved to Marysville in 2013. Since then, their home and hearts have grown by welcoming two precious children.
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D.M. Musical Arts, Shenandoah Conservatory | Master of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance | B.M. Kent State University | Piano, music theory, and vocal instructor
Pianist Richard Jeric is a dynamic soloist, avid collaborator, and committed educator...
Noted for his “colorful and flawless” performances, he has performed internationally in China, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, and Poland as well as nationally in Aspen, Cleveland, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C. Richard has appeared as soloist with the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra, Kent State University Orchestra, Longmont Symphony Orchestra, Medical Arts Symphony Orchestra, Midwest Chamber Ensemble, Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, and UMKC Conservatory Orchestra. His numerous awards and recognitions include the Jefferson City Symphony Orchestra Piano Competition in Missouri, the Naftzger Piano Award in Wichita, Kansas, and the Artist Presentation Society Auditions in St. Louis. Richard had the high honor to perform for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington, D.C.
Having a special affinity for collaborating with vocalists in operatic and art song literature, he has worked with pianists Graham Johnson, Warren Jones, Martin Katz, and Ken Noda and vocalists Renée Fleming, Nancy Gustafson, Marilyn Horne, Karita Mattila, and Deborah Voigt. A highlight of Richard’s ever-evolving career was performing at Carnegie Hall as part of the final year of The Song Continues, a series of master classes and performances founded by the legendary Marilyn Horne. A proponent of new music, Richard has worked with noted American composers Mark Adamo, John Corigliano, John Harbison, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, Lowell Liebermann, and John Musto. He performed with other members of the UMKC Conservatory as part of the 2014 Beijing Modern Music.
As an educator, Richard has presented performances and master classes at various universities around the country. He also performs and teaches at the Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Piobbico, Italy. He is a frequent adjudicator for competitions and festivals. To celebrate the 250th year of Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard spearheaded the Beethoven 250 Series at Nicholls State University where he was on faculty. This eight-concert series presented the complete cycle of Beethoven sonatas featuring faculty and guest artists from around the world. Richard was awarded the honor of Distinguished Membership as a National Arts Associate of Sigma Alpha Iota for his contribution to the arts. He cherishes his time working with the next generation of musicians.
Richard received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree with internationally-renowned pianist John O’Conor at Shenandoah Conservatory, his Artist Certificate and Master of Music degree under the esteemed tutelage of Robert Weirich at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, and his Bachelor of Music degree under Jerry Wong at Kent State University. Richard currently resides in Marysville, Ohio with his wife and soprano Sarah along with their daughter Lydia.
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Music Therapist, Board-Certified (MT-BC) B.M. Music Education, Taylor University
With musical parents paving the way, Sarah grew up heavily involved in music in Kokomo, Indiana…
Classical piano, violin, and voice lessons as well as choir and orchestra filled her schedule for many years. Because of these experiences and her love for children, Sarah pursued a bachelor’s degree from Taylor University in Music Education. While attending Taylor, she participated in orchestra, chapel services and two choirs.
After a short period of teaching elementary music, Sarah dreamed of combining her interest in holistic health and psychology with music. In 2013, Sarah began her journey toward music therapy through Saint Mary of the Woods College. She completed various practicum placements and an internship in Indianapolis working with individuals of all ages and a variety of diagnoses. Sarah accepted a position with Dynamic Music Services, Inc. in 2017 after completing her equivalency degree from SMWC.
For the last 3 years, Sarah has served clients of all ages who have a developmental and/or intellectual disability. In this role, Sarah developed an enthusiasm for creating experiences to help individuals learn life skills through music. Whether it be through listening, recreating, improvising or composing, Sarah continues to create activities that engage individuals and meet their unique needs. Sarah is inspired to find an approach to connect with each individual and provide opportunities for their voice to be heard in the face of communication challenges.
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Andrew Partee from Marysville, OH is going to be a senior at Marysville High School and has been involved in theatre for over 6 years…
He’s done many musicals and plays through Red School of Music and Marysville School District including Peter Pan (Peter Pan), Clue (Mr. Green), Mary Poppins(Vann Hussler), Matilda (Rudolpho), Children of Eden (Japeth), and Little Shop of Horrors (Skip Snip). Andrew has also taken the stage for over five years with the nationally ranked Marysville Swingers Unlimited and Bunsold Mini Swingers. He has stage directed Annie Jr (Summer Theatre Workshop) and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Jr (Red StageWorks) and will be stage directing Finding Nemo Jr (Summer Theatre Workshop) this summer.
Andrew has studied voice and acting at Red School of Music for the past four years. He is a member of Marysville’s Symphonic choir and has served as a section leader for one year.
Andrew is represented by Heyman Talent Agency and plans to pursue his BFA in Acting after graduation next year. He will be working to develop a professional film and stage career. He also has an interest in teaching and loves sharing the same skills he has learned through his experience at Red School of Music.
He’s very excited to start learning from the teachers and allowing kids the same opportunity that he has been given.
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Teacher Aide, beginner piano and drums
Noah Hammersmith is a life long musician who started as a kid drumming (more accurately banging) on pots and pans…
…now a drum instructor and former squad leader for the Marysville Drumline. Experienced in marching style percussion and well-versed in drum kit for styles such as worship and rock. Drummer for “The Summit” church band and Living Hope.
He is a long time local of Marysville excited to introduce young and/or new musicians to a world of rhythm and non-stop playing with your hands on any flat surface you see.
Take lessons with Noah!
Teacher Aide, piano, violin, beginner cello and beginner viola
Kahri Gee from Dublin OH is a senior at Dublin Jerome High School. She has played violin and piano for over a decade and loves to play music…
Take lessons with Kahri!
Voice and piano instructor
B.M. Vocal Performance, Central Michigan University
M.M. Vocal Performance, Ohio State University
Performance Diploma, Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University)
Piano and voice instructor
B.M. Music Performance, St. Olaf College
M.M. Music Piano and Vocal Performance, Central Michigan University