Cincinnati Music Academy, LLC is an organization of more than 45 professional music teachers that provide lessons and training in piano, voice, guitar, bass, percussion, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, acting, theory, composition, and music technology. CMA instructors provide a wide variety of experiences to help both beginning and advanced students — and children, teenagers and adults — to increase their knowledge and enjoyment of making music.

Amy Rose Immerman


Amy Immerman is one of Cincinnati’s most active and well-known piano teachers, specializing in Suzuki students as young as age 3, traditional and recreational lessons, children through adults … Learn More »

Paul McCready


Paul  McCready has had the pleasure of instructing many of our area’s talented singers for over 25 years. He has become known as an excellent communicator of vocal … Learn More »

Joel Greenberg

Bass Guitar
Dept. Head
Music Technology

Joel Greenberg has been teaching professionally since 2002. He has developed a unique studio at the Cincinnati Music Academy which includes a large collection of instruments and music … Learn More »

Natasha Pence

Asst. Director

Natasha Pence is an active teacher and pianist in the Greater Cincinnati area. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Eastern Kentucky University and … Learn More »

Greg Noland

Dept. Head
Suzuki & Traditional Violin, Viola
Suzuki Strings

Greg is a Suzuki-trained teacher, offering both Suzuki and traditional lessons. He has 10 years of teaching experience. Greg works with students and parents to develop each student … Learn More »

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mrs. Stella Bardetti received her B.A. in Music (Piano) and Certificate in Piano Pedagogy from the Northern Kentucky University. She also studied piano … Learn More »

Brian Batchelor-Glader enjoys teaching traditional piano lessons to children and adults from beginning to intermediate students. He also specializes in jazz and popular music and is a professional … Learn More »

Jennifer Grantham


Jennifer Grantham has been an active performer and teacher in the Tri-state region since moving to Cincinnati in 2002. As a classical and commercial musician, she has performed … Learn More »

Penny Bogard McDaniel has been teaching Suzuki and Traditional piano in the Cincinnati area for more than 30 years, and is experienced with students of all ages. Originally … Learn More »

Dr. Gustavo Carpinteyro-Lara

Suzuki & Traditional Cello
Suzuki Strings

Being a Suzuki parent, Gustavo Carpinteyro-Lara knows that patience, love and dedication to his own son, are the best way to nurture him. As a teacher, he believes … Learn More »

Acting Lessons Cincinnati

Erin Carr


Erin Carr is an actor and singer who moved from the Midwest to the East Coast to attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she … Learn More »

Collaborative pianist and vocal coach, Audrey Causilla, has performed in numerous solo, chamber music, and art song recitals both in the U.S. and abroad. Previous engagements include Washington … Learn More »

Gina Cerimele-Mechley began acting at eight, dancing at nine, singing at eleven, choreographing at thirteen, performing professionally at thirteen, teaching at eighteen, professional fight direction at nineteen, directing … Learn More »

Lisa Dexter is passionate about helping her students develop a genuine love for the piano. She offers traditional instruction incorporating theory, history, ear- training, and sight-reading to students … Learn More »

Don Gauck


Don Gauck has been teaching guitar lessons since 1992. He works with students in middle school and older and in most common music styles. In his studio, Don … Learn More »

Max Gise


Originally from Oklahoma, Max Gise has made his home in Cincinnati since 2004. Currently, Max is an adjunct professor at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), a … Learn More »

Cincinnati native Teresa Glenn began her official music study at the age of six. Years of experience in teaching piano has enhanced her own indelible love of music.… Learn More »

Melinda Hickman has a passion for helping people work toward their musical goals. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and skill levels, from beginner to very advanced.

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Loretta Graner enjoys helping people of all ages and ability find joy in reaching their musical potential. Lessons focus on acquisition of the technical, cognitive, and artistic skills Learn More »

Danielle Hundley


Danielle Hundley believes that flute lessons should develop each student as total musician. In addition to the important fundamentals of flute playing, Danielle emphasizes composing, chamber music participation … Learn More »

Christina holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Susquehanna University, and completed her Master of Music degree in voice at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music … Learn More »

Niko Kordalis


Niko works with students of all skill levels. He is great at making the guitar fun for kids and enjoys working with teenagers and adults as well.  He … Learn More »

Michael Kotur has been a career musician for over 35 years. He was born into an extremely musical family. His mother began accompanying her church at age 12, … Learn More »

Dr. Lang has been teaching voice for over 30 years with the past 29 years as a faculty member at Cincinnati Christian University where she was the lead … Learn More »

Devon Leigh has been teaching drums and percussion since 2007, and has been playing the drums professionally since the age of sixteen. With many years of private teaching … Learn More »

As a composer, jazz and classical pianist, and freelance arranger, James has a diverse musical background which inspires his teaching of classical and jazz piano, improvisation and composition. … Learn More »

Olivia Marten

Suzuki Strings

Olivia Marten fell in love with the violin when she started taking Suzuki violin lessons at age 5. She went on to study violin performance at the University … Learn More »

Shireen Ardeshir McKenzie has studied and performed music on three continents. She is a Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, London, has a Bachelor of Music, Summa … Learn More »

Dominic Mileti

Suzuki & Traditional Violin, Viola
Suzuki Strings

Dominic teaches violin and viola in both Traditional and Suzuki methods. Suzuki method is geared for younger students and parents who want to be involved with lessons and … Learn More »

Claudia Neff is a classically trained soprano based in Cincinnati.

Claudia holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where … Learn More »

First Prize Winner in the Laurence Beauregard Competition and winner of the 2009 YouTube Symphony international competition, Sankyo Artist Nina Perlove is one of the most listened to … Learn More »

Jennifer Picard

Suzuki & Traditional Violin, Viola
Suzuki Strings

Jennifer approaches every student as an individual, and finds enjoyment in learning more every day how to make music accessible and fun for each student. Teaching both violin … Learn More »

Michael Ronstadt


CMA welcomes the return of cellist Michael G. Ronstadt to its string faculty. Michael was first with us in 2007-2008 while pursuing a master’s degree in cello from … Learn More »

“As your piano instructor, my goal is to provide an atmosphere for musical, emotional, and intellectual stimulation.  To reach this, I will take the necessary steps to teach … Learn More »

Laura Sabo is a classically trained musician who has crossed to the dark side of improvised music and never wants to go back, except occasionally when she gets … Learn More »

A native of Cincinnati, Christopher Schaljo brings his talent and pedagogy to CMA after 25 years of teaching and performing in New York City, across the US and … Learn More »

Age range: pre-teen to octogenarian.

Skill range: beginner to professional.

For beginner-to-intermediate students, Tom generally uses the traditional approach, with age-appropriate method books as well as supplemental materials … Learn More »

Richard Seil has a wide background in private and collegiate teaching that extends over 20 years. His teachers include world-famous pedagogues Menahem Pressler (IU), James Tocco (CCM), Karen … Learn More »

Richard Van Dyke specializes in taking students to their highest potential. With the studio motto, “Practice to Prosper,” his highly motivated students work diligently to successfully perform repertoire … Learn More »

Matt Wiles

Bass Guitar
Double Bass

Matt has been teaching professionally since 2008. Specializing in bass guitar, upright bass, and music theory, Matt teaches students of all levels from beginner to professional. Matt’s curriculum … Learn More »

For over ten years, Joy Lywon Yeo has enjoyed teaching piano to students of all ages.

Her greatest passion in life is helping her students find their personal … Learn More »

Xiaoming Zhu (Shao-ming Choo, aka “Mr. Z”) started his piano journey at the tender age of 3-1/2 in his native country of China. At age 12, he was … Learn More »

Maria Zarick has been teaching professional voice and piano since she graduated from Ohio State University in 2013. She believes it is important for all singers to have … Learn More »