John studied classical guitar at the University of Dayton and has taught several guitar styles professionally since 1987. He was the first teacher ever hired at McCutcheon Music and has been with us over 25 years!
Kyleen Downes has studied the guitar for over 15 years. After she earned an Associate of Arts in Education in 2007, she transferred to Wright State University to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Music. Along with her classical guitar repertoire, Kyleen loves playing various musical styles such as folk, rock and pop. She incorporates these various styles into her own songwriting. She is an active performer in her community often singing and strumming her acoustic guitar at coffee shops, libraries, and restaurants. Kyleen is most passionate about helping her students achieve their individual musical goals and encouraging them to explore the endless possibilities in music.
Evan Fiehrer is a guitarist with degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. An accomplished classical guitarist, Evan has played solo and ensemble concerts throughout the Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana areas, and along the East Coast as part of the Blue Guitar Quartet. Evan teaches a variety of styles, including classical, acoustic fingerstyle, pop, and rock guitar.
A Guitar Institute of Technology graduate, with additional guitar study at Wright State University, John has taught at McCutcheon Studios since 1990, and is an active performer in the area rock scene. He is one of the most organized and thorough teachers we have ever seen in this genre. Rock, blues.
Banjo, Mandolin, Autoharp, Ukulele
Dan has been playing traditional music for nearly 50 years and is a nationally recognized master old-time fiddler and banjoist. He teaches those instruments, along with guitar, mandolin, autoharp, ukulele and more, in a wide variety of traditional styles. More at www.dangellert.com.
Studied at the University of Miami, Jazz guitar major. Proficient in jazz and blues guitar.
Have played with or opened for Otis Rush, BB King, Chuck Berry, Del Shannon, Ben E. King, The Marvelettes, The Drifters, W.C. Clark, Little Anthony, Sonny Rhodes, Tommy Castro, The Flamingos, Mary Wells, Coco Montoya, Johnny Nitro, Steve Arrington, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Walter Trout, Jimmy Johnson, Deanna Bogart
B.S., B.Mus. in Music Performance (WSU), M.Mus. in Music Education (WSU). Styles include classical, folk, fingerstyle, jazz, and banjo. Jim is Artist-in-Residence at the University of Dayton and Faculty Associate at Wright State University. He is known to children as “The Guitar Man” and specializes in teaching young students from age 7 up. His books and CDs are available at http://store.mccutcheon.biz, and you can visit his website at www.jim.mccutcheon.biz