We have several teachers available for lessons throughout the week. Call 740-366-2344 for times and availability.
Lessons typically run $17-23 for half-hour sessions. Lessons are one on one. Some teachers may charge by the month.
Pat Painter (Guitar): Pat has been playing guitar for over 35 years and has been a teacher at Martin Music for over 24 years. He has played in dozens of bands over the years & currently the guitarist of Johnny Thief & the Kleptones. He teaches both electric and accoust guitar in all styles.
Jackie Dawson (Piano, Beginner Flute): Jackie has been teaching piano lessons at Martin Music since January 1996. She also teaches beginning flute. For the last 10 years she has taught piano classes at OSU Newark and she is the organist at The United Church of Granville. She also accompanies community choral groups and the University Chorus at OSU Newark.
Dustin Hill (Vocal and Low Brass) Dustin Hill has been at Martin Music since late 2015. He holds a Master's Degree in Choral Conducting from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance. Dustin served as the principal tenor of the Toledo Opera for several seasons, and now performs with the Lancaster Chorale. In addition, Dustin has served at a number of churches as the choir director, and his most recent post is with Christ Church Anglican in Columbus, Ohio. Before that, he taught at Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio. Dustin currently performs in the Legend Land Brass Band as it's Trombone/Euphonium player.
Paul Richards (Drums, Percussion): Paul began playing drums with the Licking County 4H Band under the direction of 'Mac' and 'Corky' Mcleish. He also studied percussion with Ruth Jeanne and Dr. James Moore and OSU. Moving to New York City to attend college he studied with legendary drummer and teacher, Michael Carvin. After performing, recording and touring internationally for over 25 years, Paul returned home to Licking County in 2000 where he started teaching drums at Martin Music. Paul enjoys each and every student and feels privileged to be part of such a wonderful community.
Billy Edwards (Trumpet) Billy is the store manager of Martin Music, and is a gifted musician. Billy studied music at Alderson Broaddus College in West Virginia, and played at Denison in Granville. Billy still performs in various activities, including: local orchestra venues including LCP, Legend Land Brass Band, sings with the Lancaster chorale, the Singing Buckeyes, and Alliance barbershop choruses. He is the current Choir Director at Bremen United Methodist in Bremen, Ohio.
Liz Donahue-Redrow (Piano, French horn, trumpet, ukulele, voice, songwriting/composition) Liz is a multi-instrumentalist who has been teaching piano since 2006. She is a product of public school music programs, who started on trumpet in 5th grade and french horn in 7th. Liz has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Kent State University, and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from OSUN. Songwriting and composing are her true loves in music. She has performed with a variety of ensembles throughout the years and has hosted open mic events. Liz currently performs solo and with Celts Crossing.
Mark Haven has 21 years experience teaching strings and conducting orchestras in the public schools of Southeastern Ohio. After earning a Masters degree with distinction in violin performance and string pedagogy from the Crane School of Music of the State University of New York, Potsdam, Mark moved to Zanesville and taught strings and orchestra in the East Muskingum and Zanesville City Schools. A member of the American String Teacher Association and the Ohio Music Education Association, Mark is an active freelance violinist in the Central Ohio area and currently plays section Violin 1 in the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra and conducts the Newark-Granville Youth Symphony. Mark teaches private string lessons on Mondays at Martin Music.
LC Gartin (Guitar, Bass and other string instruments): Lewis Cass, L.C., has been teaching at Martin Music for over 15. He has been on many tours with bands out of Nashville. He started playing guitar since he was only 7 years old in Cleveland. He teaches many musical styles and works with students of all ages.