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Check out these important guides for our online students.

Every aspiring musician needs mentors


Our well-trained teachers are highly experienced and work together as a team to help students reach their individuals goals. At Music House, you'll have access to some of the best musicians and instructors in Overland Park, Lenexa, Olathe and the Kansas City metro. Our entire team of educators works together to bring a diverse range of perspectives to each and every student.

Little-known fact: Our teachers are full-fledged employees of Music House, not just independent contractors like at every other music school in the Kansas City area. What does that mean? It means consistent instruction across the board, fully vetted music teachers, and an incredibly strong music community. We can't wait to meet you!

 
 

Aaron Sizemore Co-Founder, Executive Director

Aaron Sizemore

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Music House Co-founder, Aaron Sizemore grew up in the Quad Cities, a hotbed of blues and jazz along the Mississippi River on the Illinois/Iowa border. He started out on the trumpet when he was nine...

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Rachel Loewen Program Manager - West

Rachel Loewen

Program Manager - West

Rachel comes to Music House from Wichita, KS where she was born and raised. She brings extensive knowledge of the music retail industry having worked 5 ½ years for one of the state’s largest music ...

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Andy Launder Program Manager - South

Andy Launder

Program Manager - South

When Andy was 11 years old, he begged his mom for a guitar. It was the 1990’s then, during the height of the grunge rock era. Needless to say, she was uneasy at the prospect of Andy turning into on...

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Audrey Nicholson Program Manager - East

Audrey Nicholson

Program Manager - East

Audrey brings an eclectic background of music, education and business from Nebraska and Florida to the Music House community! She is a born and raised Husker with a Bachelor of Music Education degr...

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Kinsey Belgeri Office Manager

Kinsey Belgeri

Office Manager

Born in Overland Park, Kansas, Kinsey’s love for music came out her early experiences as a dancer. Her parents influenced her love for classic rock, and she is now the self-proclaimed number one Qu...

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Cheyanne Hodges Community Assistant

Cheyanne Hodges

Community Assistant

Cheyanne was born and raised in Kansas City, MO by a musical family. They kept her mind open to a wide range of music, from rock to classical and everything in between. Throughout her music-loving ...

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Fiona Msechu Community Assistant

Fiona Msechu

Community Assistant

Born and raised in Maryville, Missouri, Fiona’s love of music started early with the influence of her two older sisters. She is now an avid listener of all musical genres. Currently starting her se...

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Becca Kephart Outreach Manager

Becca Kephart

Outreach Manager

Becca has been teaching guitar, bass, and ukulele in the genres rock, pop, funk, soul, jazz, and classical for over 10 years. Helping people learn, grow and reach their full potential is what motiv...

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Brian Kephart Tech Manager

Brian Kephart

Tech Manager

A veteran of many rock, funk & jazz bands from southern Illinois to the Colorado front range, Brian has a diversity of musical experiences that he loves to share with students and fans of all t...

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Teri Quinn Clarinet / Saxophone

Teri Quinn

Clarinet / Saxophone

Multi instrumentalist Teri Quinn is an active musician in the Kansas City music scene. After graduating from the University of Kansas City-Conservatory of Music with a degree in performance and mus...

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Austin Cameron Trumpet / Trombone

Austin Cameron

Trumpet / Trombone

Trumpet and Trombone Instructor Austin Cameron is currently finishing his Jazz Studies degree at the University of Missouri Kansas City’s notable Conservatory of Music and Dance. Austin is a Jazz S...

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Daphne Scruggs Piano / Flute

Daphne Scruggs

Piano / Flute

Daphne Scruggs is a Kansas City native who has been teaching in the area since 1995. “My teaching philosophy is to give students the important tools they need to learn,” says Daphne, “while also gi...

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Ryan Smith Drums

Ryan Smith

Drums

Ryan is a passionate performer and educator based in Kansas City where he performs with original jazz quartet dreamachine. He also serves as a recording engineer at UMKC.  While living in Iowa, Rya...

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Joel Shipley Drums

Joel Shipley

Drums

Joel Shipley has been teaching drums for years, but what brings him to Music House is his passion for playing music with others. “My goal is to share the joy of drums and music with every student.”...

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Josh Blythe Drums

Josh Blythe

Drums

Joshua Blythe, a Missouri native, is a performer, composer, and educator based in Kansas City, MO. Beginning his musical career in Columbia, MO, Josh moved to Kansas City in the fall of 2012. As of...

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Steve Thomas Drums

Steve Thomas

Drums

Throughout his over 20 years of teaching experience, Steve has enjoyed sharing his passion for music with students of all ages. His teaching style is often described as “inspirational” and we’ve be...

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Collin Littlejohn Guitar

Collin Littlejohn

Guitar

Collin is a live and session guitarist, songwriter, and worship leader. He was born and raised in Memphis, TN where he grew up playing on Historic Beale Street. After attending Visible Music Colleg...

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Logan Contino Guitar

Logan Contino

Guitar

Logan Contino, a Johnson County native, graduated from Selkirk College in British Columbia with degrees in music composition, music production, and guitar. As a Music House alum, he spent multiple ...

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Guilherme Vaz Guitar / Bass

Guilherme Vaz

Guitar / Bass

It took only a split second for Guilherme (you can call him “G”) to know that music would always be part of his life. When, at age 11, Santa Claus brought him his first acoustic guitar (he’d asked ...

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Ross Williams Guitar

Ross Williams

Guitar

Ross Williams has taught guitar lessons for 8 years to a wide array of students, ranging from kids in band looking for another instrument, to retired adults interested in learning something new. Ro...

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Joel Stratton Bass / Guitar

Joel Stratton

Bass / Guitar

Joel Stratton is a rising multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator in the Kansas City area. Originally hailing from Topeka, Kansas, Joel instructed numerous students in double bass, electric b...

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Brandon Vogt Guitar / Bass

Brandon Vogt

Guitar / Bass

When it comes to teaching, Brandon’s philosophy is to help his students enjoy the instrument as much as possible. “I have come to notice that the best guitar players just simply enjoy playing more ...

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Josh Johnson Guitar

Josh Johnson

Guitar

Josh Johnson has been teaching guitar lessons and classes in the blues, rock and pop styles since 2002. Over the years he has developed an uncanny ability to coax discipline and dedication with a l...

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Mary Kay Grout Piano

Mary Kay Grout

Piano

Mary Kay Grout has been professionally directing, teaching, accompanying and performing for over a decade. She comes to Music House with experience teaching middle, high school and college-level st...

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Jessie Freyermuth Voice / Piano

Jessie Freyermuth

Voice / Piano

Dr. Freyermuth is a mezzo-soprano with nearly two decades of performing experience and over a decade of teaching experience. She has performed internationally with college ensembles and has perform...

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Stas Heaney Piano

Stas Heaney

Piano

While growing up in the Midwest, Staś had a knack for chancing upon world-class musical experiences as he studied piano, voice, violin, and percussion. He picked up a number of other instruments al...

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Drew Crane Piano

Drew Crane

Piano

Tulsa native Drew Crane is a Kansas City based pianist and orchestra conductor. He received his Bachelors in Piano Performance from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma, and while there was able to ...

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Andrew Ouellette Piano

Andrew Ouellette

Piano

Andrew Ouellette is a Kansas City pianist, composer, and educator. Originally from Hannibal, MO, Andrew has taught piano lessons for over 6 years. He had the privilege to study under the world-reno...

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Charles Hoeft Piano

Charles Hoeft

Piano

Minnesota native Charles Hoeft is a pianist, teacher, and accompanist. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and English literature from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and is currently purs...

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Daphne Scruggs Piano / Flute

Daphne Scruggs

Piano / Flute

Daphne Scruggs is a Kansas City native who has been teaching in the area since 1995. “My teaching philosophy is to give students the important tools they need to learn,” says Daphne, “while also gi...

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Jessica Seidler Voice

Jessica Seidler

Voice

Jessica Seidler is a choral director, musical theatre director, and voice teacher, and soprano singer. She has taught choir, voice, music theatre, piano, and general music to 5th-12th grade student...

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Jessie Freyermuth Voice / Piano

Jessie Freyermuth

Voice / Piano

Dr. Freyermuth is a mezzo-soprano with nearly two decades of performing experience and over a decade of teaching experience. She has performed internationally with college ensembles and has perform...

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Andrew Sanders Voice

Andrew Sanders

Voice

Andrew Sanders is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance with a strong emphasis in music education. Performing since high school with ...

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Jordan Smith Voice

Jordan Smith

Voice

From listening to Ella Fitzgerald and old country with his Grandma to seeing a Beatles tribute band at 8 years old, Jordan has always loved music. Early on he decided he wanted to sing and play roc...

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