Instructors

Ally Oakes

Ally is a freshman Music Education student at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Class of 2020. Her Orchestra experience includes the NKU Symphony Orchestra, the CSYO Orchestra, as well Baldwin Wallace Conservatory Summer Intensive Orchestra. Ally will be offering … Continue reading

Christian Robles

Christian comes to Western Hills Music after teaching at Buddy Rogers for 15 years. He currently plays around 200 plus engagements annually and has performed in 28 different countries across 4 continents. Some of Christian’s Broadway credits at the Aronoff … Continue reading

Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson is a local guitarist with over ten years of experience. He has his music degree in Classical Guitar from the Mount Saint Joseph University under the tutelage of Robert Brown. Dan is also majored in music education and … Continue reading

Danny Groh

Danny is a student at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. He majors in Jazz Studies on Drum Set as one of only 2 drum students in 2012. Danny is a former student of Pete Papania and Chris … Continue reading

Hannah C. Barteck

Hannah is a multi instrument instructor. She teaches piano, voice, violin, guitar and bass. Hannah has studied music at Mount St. Joseph University and Northern Kentucky University. She has also taught at the School of Rock as a keyboard, vocal … Continue reading

Hannah Ruth Davis

Hannah Ruth Davis is a Chattanooga, Tennessee native with over four years of experience teaching piano. In 2016, she graduated from Carson-Newman University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Theory with Honors. She has served as a church pianist, … Continue reading

Heidi M. Johnson

Heidi has taught Strings for over 30 years in public schools and taught privately in her own studio at various times during those years as well. Her principle instruments are piano & viola, but is proficient on violin, cello and … Continue reading

Madison Herzner

Madison is a sophomore at Northern Kentucky University where she studies Music Education. She plays the oboe and english horn for several ensembles at NKU, including the Symphonic Winds and Philharmonic Orchestra. She also plays the flute, piccolo, clarinet, alto … Continue reading

Marissa Dike

Marissa Dike is currently residing in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she completed her masters in music composition at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree. Marissa graduated from the University of South Florida in May of … Continue reading

Matthew R. McAllister

Matt graduated from University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music in 2013 with BM in Jazz Studies Percussion. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Music in Composition. Matt has made his career performing music professionally. He works with a wide … Continue reading

MICHAEL WADE

MICHAEL WADE                                                             Biography                                                             What do you call reality? Webster’s dictionary defines reality as “the fact or state of being real or genuine.” Mike Wade’s definition of reality is “to put God first for then my music is blessed, … Continue reading

Nick Federinko

Nick Federinko is committed to bolstering his students’ passion for music, wherever they are on the journey from beginner to virtuoso. A proud Ohio transplant originating from Michigan, Nick found the guitar beckoning to him in his teens, after years … Continue reading

Sarah Himsel

Sarah has been teaching guitar and ukulele with Western Hills Music for over 5 years. Sarah has been a frequently asked for teacher and is very popular with students young and not so young. Sarah is very patient, especially teaching young … Continue reading

Suzanne Lockwood

Suzanne is a very accomplished musician and instructor in voice, piano, violin, clarinet, and the flute. She has experience teaching both band and choir at St. Martin’s in Cheviot, St. Ursula Villa in Mt. Look Out, Holy Trinity in Norwood, … Continue reading

Thomas Zinninger

Thomas has his Doctor of Musical Arts, Saxophone Performance, from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, 2013, his Master of Music, Jazz Studies from CCM and his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Louisville. Thomas is an … Continue reading

Todd Brower

Todd Brower is an accomplished player of both the guitar and bass. He has been playing locally for 17 years as a lead and rhythm guitarist and has been teaching for 16 of those years. Currently, Todd plays with his … Continue reading