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 45 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 Christopher Ward to our teaching staff!

Christopher Ward
Christopher Ward holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Percussion with an emphasis in Jazz Studies from Central State University. He has taught extensively in the St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida schools as a classroom teacher, directed the Colonel White Steel Band in Dayton, and has taught privately for many years. A lifelong student of Afro-Caribbean music and performance, Christopher is an accomplished performer and educator of a variety percussion instruments such as the conga, bongo, steel pan, timbales, and many others. He also plays in various local jazz ensembles and composes.


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