Lessons & Teachers

Photo by Ty Greenlees, Dayton Daily News

Music education has been a central theme since our inception.

Whether in classes or private lessons, our teachers make a real difference!

Our staff of over 50 teachers has been the focal point of our development as a leading music center in south Dayton. From pianists and guitarists with advanced degrees in music, to some of the area’s leading  professional orchestral and symphonic musicians, as well as professional performing and recording artists in a variety of genres and music therapy, our staff is simply the best around.  Get to know our teachers through their biographies on the right.

Get to know our teachers through their biographies on the right.

To schedule lessons,  fill out our online lesson referral form, or call us at (937) 435-2900, or and we’ll connect you with the teacher whose musical skills, teaching philosophy and personality match what you are looking for.

For special class offerings, including beginning guitar classes, classical guitar ensembles and Music Together™ for very young children, click here.

High-quality rental instruments are available through McCutcheon Music’s budget-friendly rent-to-own program.

McCutcheon Music is pleased to welcome Abby Jones and Scott Gasaway to our teaching staff!

Abby Jones recently completed a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree, and is finishing up a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance degree at Wright State University. Being a native to the area, Abby has been performing in the Dayton and Greater Cincinnati areas since she was seven years old. She has worked with musicians such as Sergei Babayan, Ann Schein, and Maestro Keith Lockhart. Prior to college, Abby studied under Sarah Benedict, and performed as Principal Cellist in the Middletown Youth Symphony and Section cellist in the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Abby teaches cello lessons for musicians of all ages. In her spare time, you’ll find her playing with her Basset hound, Ginger, fishing on the lake, or reading a book while drinking coffee.





Scott Gasaway holds a degree in Music Education from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he studied under Dino Govoni and Shannon LeClaire. Scott has shared the stage with many accomplished artists including Gary Smulyan, Rob Parton, Rick VanMatre, Greg Abate, Oscar Stagnaro, and Victor Mendoza. After spending time teaching in Massachusetts, Scott returned to his home city of Dayton, Ohio where he severed as the Band Director at Stivers School for the Arts, and is now the Assistant Band Director in Centerville City Schools. Under his direction, the Stivers Jazz Orchestra opened for Smokey Robinson in addition to earning considerable competitive recognition. In addition to teaching, Scott performs with several groups in the area.


Click here for "Blues for Beginning Guitarists" audio tracks.