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.
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.
Meet the latest additions to McCutcheon Music’s teaching staff!
Andrew received his Bachelor’s of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Wright State University. There he was a member of the Wright State University Percussion Studio, under the instruction of Jerry Noble. He has performed in notable ensembles, including being a featured soloist at the Ohio Music Education Association Conference in 2016, and at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2016. Notable solo performances include performing as a finalist in The Masterworks Honor Recital 2015, and the Wright State University Young Artists Competition 2017.
Andrew is a founding member of Neutrals, a percussion duo based in Dayton, OH. Neutrals performs contemporary percussion and electronic music throughout the midwest and northeast. Currently Andrew teaches at Archbishop Alter High School, where he serves as the Director of Percussion. Formerly he was the Assistant Director of Bands, and the Director of Percussion at Brookville High School from the fall of 2015 through the spring of 2018. He has written music for solo and chamber percussion, and currently writes and arranges music for marching band, and indoor percussion. Andrew was awarded the Charles R. Spinney Music Composition Award in 2015.
Curtis Magee is a senior bassoon performance major at Wright State University, where he performs with the Jazz Band, Chamber Players, Chamber Orchestra, Men’s Chorale, and Bassoon Trio/Quartet. He has studied under Joe Hesseman and Bill Jobert, as well as performing in many masterclasses at Wright State, Bowling Green, and Glickman-Popkin. Curtis placed 2nd in his division of the 2018 BGSU Double Reed Day Solo Competition. Wright State’s School of music has awarded him the Stofer Award, the Mozart Award, and the Beethoven Award. Primarily a bassoonist, he also has extensive experience playing and teaching saxophone. Curtis is the President of PMA, WSU’s music fraternity. While he is completing his studies, he assists with the Centerville and Northmont High School marching bands. When not performing or teaching Curtis enjoys cooking, seeing stand up comedy, playing frisbee, connecting with friends, and spending time with his fiance, Emily.
Moira Levant, fiddle, violin, and viola
Moira Levant has 27 years experience as a music teacher. Moira has training in the Suzuki method as well as the Montessori method of early childhood education. She teaches classical violin and viola, Irish fiddle, and specializes in Irish Traditional Music. She is a founding member of Blackthorn and Laurel, a Dayton based Irish music band, and is co-founder of COCOA, a living composers group dedicated to providing composers a place to have their music heard and recorded. She also plays in the pit orchestra for musical productions around Dayton, as well as area churches. She has degrees in music from Wright State University, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland.
Tim began playing the violin at the age of nine, later focusing his studies on viola. Since then, he has earned his Masters of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Tennessee in 2015, studying under nationally recognized violist Hillary Herndon. After earning his Bachelors in Viola Performance from Marshall University in 2013. He has participated in such events as Viola Intensive, Eastman Summer Viola Workshop, The Karen Tuttle Workshop, and the annual University of Tennessee Viola Celebration. In addition to being a teacher, Tim is also an avid enthusiast for the advancement of the viola, commissioning and performing new works for the instrument.