Meet Our Teachers
Pat Painter (Guitar): Pat has been playing guitar for over 30 years and has been a teacher at Martin Music for over 20 years. He has played in dozens of bands over the years & currently plays lead guitar in Johnny Thief & The Kleptones. Pat teaches all ages & experience levels and can instruct in a wide variety of 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 8 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.
Joe Wahl (Guitar): Joe has been a Martin Music employee since 2002 and has been playing Guitar, Bass and Drums since 1995. Joe also is a local recording studio owner and graduate of the Recording Workshop in Chillicothe Oh. Joe started teaching in 2002 in the local area and has taught at Martin Music since 2003. He is also a member of Johnny Thief and the Kleptones and has been in many other bands including The Licking County Board of Realtors "House Band", former Newark Mayor Bob Diebolds band and played with Nashville resident Lizzy Mcavoy.
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.
Todd Baldosser (Piano, Vocal): Todd is a graduate of the Heidelberg College School of music with a degree in piano performance and a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a Master’s degree in Education. Todd is music director at St. Johns United Church of Christ in Newark, Ohio, and music/theater teacher at The Welsh Hills School in Granville. Todd is an active member of the National Federation of Music Clubs.
Caleb Powers (Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Fiddle, Banjo):
LC Gartin (Guitar, Bass, Mandolin):
Matt Egger (Guitar, Bass):
Matt Jago (Guitar, Bass):