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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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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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 Lehner Office Manager

Elizabeth Lehner

Office Manager

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

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Sarah Mills Assistant Office Manager

Sarah Mills

Assistant Office Manager

Sarah began taking violin lessons at the age of 9 and continued it into her adult life, playing at the Renaissance Festival for two seasons. Her love of performing also led her to take voice lesson...

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Jill Goring Assistant Office Manager

Jill Goring

Assistant Office Manager

Jill was first introduced to the staff and faculty of Music House by way of her daughter’s enrollment in the Music PlayHouse program. She loved the sense of community that Music House displayed. Th...

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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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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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Kim Foskett Oboe

Kim Foskett

Oboe

Kim Foskett, a Kansas City native, received her bachelor’s degree in oboe performance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, where she studied with Barbara Bishop. While in school she was a...

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Russell Thorpe Saxophone / Clarinet / Flute

Russell Thorpe

Saxophone / Clarinet / Flute

Saxophone, clarinet and flute teacher, Russell Thorpe moved to Kansas City in 2005, after earning a Master’s degree in saxophone performance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He ...

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Drew Little Drums

Drew Little

Drums

Drew Little’s passion for percussion started at the age of 9. With guidance from great instructors and a dedicated work ethic, the passion turned into a career at a very young age. By age 17, he wa...

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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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Pat Adams Drums

Pat Adams

Drums

Raised in a family of musicians, Pat started formal percussion training by the time he was twelve. His formative years were spent interacting with other young musicians. Just like the students at M...

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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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Jennifer Weiman Voice

Jennifer Weiman

Voice

Iowa native Jennifer Weiman grew up dancing and singing around the house knowing music would be her life-long passion. After receiving her Masters of Music degree in Opera Performance at Wichita St...

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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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Amanda Johnson Voice / Guitar / Bass

Amanda Johnson

Voice / Guitar / Bass

Ever since picking up the flute in 6th grade, Amanda knew she wanted to be a music instructor and began playing any instrument she could get her hands on. From school orchestras and jazz bands to p...

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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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Alex Vogt Guitar

Alex Vogt

Guitar

Alex Vogt is a guitarist, composer, arranger, and teacher based in Kansas City, Missouri. Alex picked up the guitar after discovering Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin in middle school, and got the opp...

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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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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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Jason Harmon Piano

Jason Harmon

Piano

Pianist and educator Jason Harmon grew up in southeast Nebraska. He received his Master of Arts degree in piano pedagogy studying with Dr. Mia Hynes, professor of piano and piano pedagogy, at the U...

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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

Daphne Scruggs

Piano

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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Amanda Johnson Voice / Guitar / Bass

Amanda Johnson

Voice / Guitar / Bass

Ever since picking up the flute in 6th grade, Amanda knew she wanted to be a music instructor and began playing any instrument she could get her hands on. From school orchestras and jazz bands to p...

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DJ Lee Voice

DJ Lee

Voice

David "DJ" Lee has been singing professionally on stage since the age of 7. Growing up in a musical family that travelled the United States singing in churches, DJ has a passion for authentic vocal...

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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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Jennifer Weiman Voice

Jennifer Weiman

Voice

Iowa native Jennifer Weiman grew up dancing and singing around the house knowing music would be her life-long passion. After receiving her Masters of Music degree in Opera Performance at Wichita St...

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