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 Minjie Bao to our piano teaching staff!


Minjie Bao holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Morehead State University, and a Bachelor of Piano Performance degree from Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Chengdu, China.  Minjie has been teaching piano for more than ten years. She enjoys working with young beginners, and believes music brings fun and hope to our life. Minjie is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Piano at the University of Minnesota, and is a Collaborative Pianist in the voice department at the University of Dayton. Her teaching methods include use of note reading, playing and singing, basic theory, and musical expression.


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