Emily Beck is the owner of ETBMusic and Fine Arts Center. She has been teaching private music lessons since 2000, and in schools since 2007. She currently teaches over 50 students each week and offers lessons for piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and voice, as well as Composition, Musikgarten Classes and other specialized group lessons and classes. She earned a Bachelor's Degree and Piano Pedagogy Certificate from Northern Kentucky University and a Master's Degree in Education with emphasis in Music from Xavier University. She is a licensed Musikgarten Instructor and received the OFMC Junior Composers Club Award in 2014 and 2015.
Miss Ellen C. Godbey loves to teach piano and voice at ETB! She is the music teacher at St. Antoninus School and Sts. Peter and Paul Academy. Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Xavier University. When she isn't teaching, she loves building her Mary Kay business, getting crafty, performing in musicals, and loving on her two kitties!
Ally Oakes is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) with a degree in Music Education. Her primary instrument is violin, but she also loves to teach viola, cello, and bass. She has experience teaching with the New Horizons Orchestra and the Wyoming Middle School Orchestra and has acted as a guest conductor with the Cincinnati String Festival at CCM. Ally loves to teach music because she feels that it is a wonderful route for self expression as well as being a fantastic way to learn life skills like patience, collaboration, and discipline. It is Ally’s goal as an educator to meet each student where they are and help them grow to be proud of their accomplishments as musicians.
John Bertke is an accomplished, professional drummer who has been playing for well over 20 years. He regularly performs live at venues around the city and has toured coast to coast as well as internationally. He has a great deal of recording experience with exposure reaching national TV. John has been teaching privately and working with marching percussion groups since 2003. His teaching skills range from basic drumming to multiple styles of drum set percussion to specializing in marching snare/tenor/bass drum. He has worked with many Cincinnati high schools, including Elder, Sycamore, Turpin, and Madeira.
Sabra Charles loves music and is very excited to share her passion with you! While currently a senior at Seton High School, she has been teaching since 2016. Sabra has participated in several competitions including the Ohio Music Educator's Association, the Junior Music Festival, and the American Guild of Organists Young Scholars Competition. She also has additional music experience with the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music’s Cincinnati Youth Choir, the May Festival Ensemble, School Vocal Ensemble, and Acapella Group. In addition to classical and choral music, Sabra is dedicated to teaching and enhancing sacred music through St. Dominic’s Adult Choir, Organ Playing, and St. William's Youth Choir. She can't wait to make music with you!!
Ben Huhn is a drum teacher at ETBMusic and Fine Arts Center. He has been playing drums since 2010 and currently plays in a hard rock band. He is a Junior at UC that has a passion for the music he plays. He teaches all drumline percussion and drum set. He was Elder Percussion section leader for two years and has participated in Marching Band, Indoor Drumline, Steel Drum Band, Pep Band, and the Stage/Jazz Band. He also has experience playing different live gigs from Grade School Festivals to Battle of the Bands competitions.
Nora Weisz is excited to be teaching piano and voice at ETBMusic! During the day Nora teaches music to students PK-8 at Saint Francis Seraph School. She graduated from Xavier University in 2019 with a Bachelors of Science in Theatre Education with minors in Special Education and Environmental Studies. Although in college she focused on live theatre, she has been immersed in music her entire life, training in both piano and voice through high school and college.
Maria loves crafting, and is excited to be teaching at ETB! Her earliest crafting ventures included making a patchwork quilt for her baby brother when she was 10, and sewing an extensive wardrobe for her Barbie dolls. Since then, she has branched out into needlework and embroidery, crocheting and knitting, sewing (including costume making), woodcraft, and jewelry making, among other things. Maria holds a BS in education. Her current hobbies include learning home renovation skills and attempting to keep her garden alive!
Carl G grew up knowing music was going to be his path in life in a little community called Sayler Park. Both he and his sister Alison followed the arts as a career choice and have composed music together in a band called entheos. Carl received a certificate in Sound Engineering in 2003 from the Recording Workshop and worked for Cincinnati Recreation Commission as a sound engineer on Fountain Square and the P & G Pavillion. While taking lessons at Keller Music in 2006, he was offered a job teaching guitar. In addition to Keller Music, he has worked for Mehas Music, and the School of Rock as a Vocal, Guitar and Bass instructor. Home | carl-g
Justin VanWagenen is in his third year of studies at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM). He is studying Music Education and Jazz Drumset Performance. Justin has experience with a variety of instruments including drums, piano, guitar and bass. He plays and records with several local bands of varying genres.
- Emily Beck
- Ellen Godbey
- Ally Oakes
- John Bertke
- Steve Condit
- Nick Federinko
- Sabra Charles
- Ben Huhn
- Nora Weisz
- Barb Ries
- Maria Tsorokean
- Maria Abele
- Beth Noe
- Carl Shepard
- Anabelle McDonald
- Justin VanWagenen