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.
Laura Smart is an accomplished art educator and visual artist. She has been teaching various art classes since 2006. Being a hometown girl, she gained a BFA in photography and a minor in art history from the College of Mount Saint Joseph (now university). She earned a Master’s Degree in 2006 from the University of Cincinnati in art education. Laura has taught in Ohio and Kentucky schools. She teaches a range of art at ETB including but not limited to; painting, sewing, drawing and sculpture. She believes that art is essential to life, and life is better with art. Come get smart with art!
- Emily Beck
- Ellen Godbey
- Ally Oakes
- John Bertke
- Steve Condit
- Nick Federinko
- Sabra Charles
- Ben Huhn
- Chris Goins
- Laura Smart