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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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Terri Paglusch Community Manager

Terri Paglusch

Community Manager

Terri comes to Music House with extensive experience in business management, especially accounting. She started her career in Public Accounting at Ernst & Young gaining experience in many diffe...

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Elizabeth Hollis-Lehner Office Manager

Elizabeth Hollis-Lehner

Office Manager

Elizabeth Hollis-Lehner has been a part of the Music House administrative team for over seven years. She played violin in school and was able to travel to Europe twice on performance tours. Playing...

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Stephanie Litwer Assistant Office Manager

Stephanie Litwer

Assistant Office Manager

Stephanie was born in Memphis, TN and grew up primarily in Leawood, Kansas. She grew up around art and music. Her mother played piano and now mosaics old guitars and her father plays fingerstyle ac...

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Brian Kephart Tech Manager / Guitar / Bass

Brian Kephart

Tech Manager / Guitar / Bass

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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Kinsey Belgeri Assistant Office Manager

Kinsey Belgeri

Assistant 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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Kora Cameron Assistant Office Manager

Kora Cameron

Assistant Office Manager

Kora has lived in many different cities, but she is new to the Kansas City area and excited for all the culture it has to offer. At a young age, Kora had a love for music—everything from Disney son...

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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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K.R. Azad Drums

K.R. Azad

Drums

K.R. Azad is a versatile musician, with comprehensive experience in diverse genres such as jazz, rock, funk, and hip-hop. His knowledge of musical styles from around the world — Cuban, Brazilian, W...

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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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Beth Lillian Early Childhood Music

Beth Lillian

Early Childhood Music

Elizabeth Spellman Lillian is a music instructor, performance coach, and children’s theatre director. She earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University, part...

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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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Alex Frank Guitar

Alex Frank

Guitar

Alex Frank is a guitarist currently finishing up his degree in Jazz Studies along with a certificate in Music Business at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Hailing from Topeka, Alex began his s...

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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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Becca Kephart Guitar / Bass / Ukulele

Becca Kephart

Guitar / Bass / Ukulele

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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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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Brian Kephart Tech Manager / Guitar / Bass

Brian Kephart

Tech Manager / Guitar / Bass

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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Brock Chart Piano

Brock Chart

Piano

Brock Chart is a pianist, educator and composer residing in Lawrence, Kansas. As an educator, Brock has taught private and group piano lessons for nearly 10 years. He has experience with a wide ran...

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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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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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Sheriece Veazey-McNally Voice

Sheriece Veazey-McNally

Voice

Sheriece Veazey-McNally graduated from Penn State Altoona in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in integrative arts. There she concentrated in vocal performance, with a secondary in theater and mi...

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Emma Foreman Voice

Emma Foreman

Voice

Emma Foreman graduated with a Bachelor's of Music in Music Theatre from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2016, but found her passion in music long before that. As a child, she began singing in...

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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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