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Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion Lesson Openings in Marysville, OH

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Hannah White

Hannah White

Voice, beginner piano, guitar, French horn, beginner ukulele, beginner trumpet, beginner percussion/drums instructor | Memory care sessions and music therapist

Hannah is a recent graduate from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy.

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She had many rewarding opportunities during her time at OU including playing French horn for the Wind Symphony and Orchestra, therapy practicum experiences with a variety of ages and diagnoses, and serving on the executive board for both a music fraternity and the American Music Therapy Association for students.

She completed her music therapy internship at Bridgeway Academy in Columbus, working with students ages 2-21 with autism and developmental disabilites. During her time in internship, Hannah developed a passion for working with kids and strives to provide a supportive and inclusive environment in all of her sessions.

Hannah is currently in the process of getting her board-certification as a music therapist and will be able to offer sessions soon. She is excited to start her professional journey at Red School of Music teaching lessons and providing music therapy sessions.

Take lessons with Ms. Hannah!
Sophia Longo

Sophia Longo

Voice and beginner piano, trumpet and French horn instructor

Soprano, Sophia Longo, is a recent graduate of Ohio State University School of Music where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.

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While earning her degree, she studied privately with Dr. Laura Portune and performed with the Ohio State Chorale, Ohio State Opera Lyric Theatre, and Women’s Glee Club. 

Sophia is an experienced educator having been a student teacher in Dublin City Schools band, choir, orchestra, and special education classrooms K-12 with Dublin Teacher’s Academy. 

As a musical theater performer, Sophia has taken on the roles of Little Red (Into the Woods), Lilli Vanessi/Katherine (Kiss Me Kate), Ariel (The Little Mermaid), Dorothy Gale (The Wizard of Oz), Anna Leonowens (The King and I), and Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast). Building experience on the opera stage, Sophia has performed with companies around the city such as Opera Columbus, Ukrainian Opera Ensemble of Columbus, and Opera Project Columbus.

Recently, Sophia returned from Santander, Spain where she performed as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni) with Maskarade Ópera Estudio. This summer, she also interpreted the roles of Clorinda (La Cenerentola) and Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the Mediterranean Opera Studio and Festival in Caltagirone, Italy. She has completed training programs such as OperArezzo with Oklahoma City University at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy and Minnesota Opera’s Young Vocal Artist Program in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sophia is also an instrumentalist. She studied french horn privately for 7 years with Michael Moore and earned a place in ensembles including Ohio State Honor Band, Columbus Youth Symphonic Band, and Capital Honor Band. She was elected Band President and Section Head her senior year at Dublin Coffman High School. She began taking piano lessons privately beginning at age 7 and studied with piano as a secondary instrument while at Ohio State University.

Sophia is excited to be joining the Red School of Music family!

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Noah Brown

Noah Brown

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...

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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.

Take lessons with Mr. Noah!
Jordan Updegrove

Jordan Updegrove

Voice, beginner piano, brass and woodwinds instructor

Throughout high school and college, Jordan has been fostering a passion for teaching music...

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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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Joel Caniff

Joel Caniff

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. 

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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.

Take lessons with Mr. Joel!
Dan Stevens

Dan Stevens

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...

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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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Phil Meyer

Phil Meyer

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...

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...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.

Take lessons with Mr. Phil!