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.

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


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 »

Amy Rose Immerman

CMA Founder

Amy Immerman is one of Cincinnati’s most active and well-known piano teachers, specializing in traditional and recreational lessons. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a … Learn More »

Paul McCready

CMA Founder

Paul  McCready has had the pleasure of instructing many of our area’s talented singers for over 30 years. He has become known as an excellent communicator of vocal … Learn More »

Brian Batchelor-Glader enjoys teaching traditional piano lessons to children and adults from beginning to intermediate classical piano and advanced jazz piano. He is a professional gigging musician in … 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 »

Jonathan Brink

Discover Music for Kids

Jonathan Brink is a conservatory-trained musician with experience in classical, rock, avant-garde, and jazz music.  The spark for music began with blasting Duke Ellington and Rachmaninoff records from … Learn More »

Dr. Gustavo Carpinteyro-Lara

Suzuki & Traditional Cello

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 »

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 »

Larry Feldner holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Music degree in Composition from the University of Cincinnati College … 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 »

Sam Happeny

Suzuki & Traditional Cello

Samuel Happeny has been teaching cello since 2016. His students range in age from four to adults, but he has particular experience in teaching beginner level children. In … Learn More »

William Harrison is a lifelong musician who has been learning about music his whole life.  From early childhood lessons in piano, voice, and trumpet, to studying music education … 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 »

Nick Kelliher is a voice teacher based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nick’s teaching style is a holistic one, where finding technical efficiency is key, so that artistry and expression … 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 »

Lauren, like so many of us, started with a love of music and singing, especially the sounds and stylings of everything musical theater.   With a degree in theater … 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 »

Mary Nerren is a Cincinnati-based pianist specializing in collaborative piano and private music lessons. She promotes a classical music foundation that provides technical skills transferable to many genres … Learn More »

Ally Oakes

Double Bass
Suzuki & Traditional Violin, Viola

Ally Oakes has been teaching violin and viola professionally since 2018. Ally has also worked with the New Horizons Orchestra since 2020 and has experience teaching general music … Learn More »

Jennifer Picard

Suzuki & Traditional Violin, Viola

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 »

Irene Reising


Irene Reising, a coloratura soprano from Cincinnati, OH, has been performing with multiple opera companies and has also been teaching private voice and piano since 2017. As a … Learn More »

Dan Qiao

Suzuki & Traditional Violin
Suzuki Strings

Dan Qiao has enjoyed a vibrant career as a concert violinist and chamber musician performing in concerts around the world, including in China, Germany, France, Poland, Netherland and … Learn More »

Michael G. Ronstadt (cello) is an adept multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer, captivating audiences throughout North America for over two decades. A master at his craft, Ronstadt traverses a … 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 »

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 »

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 »