We have several teachers available for lessons throughout the week. Call 740-366-2344 for times and availability.
Lessons typically run $17-23 for half-hour sessions. Lessons are one on one. Some teachers may charge by the month.
Pat Painter (Guitar): Pat has been playing guitar for over 35 years and has been a teacher at Martin Music for over 24 years. He has played in dozens of bands over the years & currently the guitarist of Johnny Thief & the Kleptones. He teaches both electric and accoust guitar in all styles.
Jackie Dawson (Piano, Beginner Flute): Jackie has been teaching piano lessons at Martin Music since January 1996. She also teaches beginning flute. For the last 10 years she has taught piano classes at OSU Newark and she is the organist at The United Church of Granville. She also accompanies community choral groups and the University Chorus at OSU Newark.
Chuck Hunt (Piano, Keyboard)
Chuck Hunt has over 40 years of teaching experience. He began his career as a piano teacher in 1974. Not only does Chuck teach piano, but he is also the organist for his church, and plays keyboard professionally.
Caleb Powers (Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Upright Bass)
Paul Richards (Drums, Percussion): Paul began playing drums with the Licking County 4H Band under the direction of 'Mac' and 'Corky' Mcleish. He also studied percussion with Ruth Jeanne and Dr. James Moore and OSU. Moving to New York City to attend college he studied with legendary drummer and teacher, Michael Carvin. After performing, recording and touring internationally for over 25 years, Paul returned home to Licking County in 2000 where he started teaching drums at Martin Music. Paul enjoys each and every student and feels privileged to be part of such a wonderful community.
Liz Donahue-Redrow (Piano, French horn, trumpet, ukulele, voice, songwriting/composition) Liz is a multi-instrumentalist who has been teaching piano since 2006. She is a product of public school music programs, who started on trumpet in 5th grade and french horn in 7th. Liz has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Kent State University, and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from OSUN. Songwriting and composing are her true loves in music. She has performed with a variety of ensembles throughout the years and has hosted open mic events. Liz currently performs solo and with Celts Crossing.
John Garren (Beginner Band, Advanced Woodwind)
Mark Haven has 21 years experience teaching strings and conducting orchestras in the public schools of Southeastern Ohio. After earning a Masters degree with distinction in violin performance and string pedagogy from the Crane School of Music of the State University of New York, Potsdam, Mark moved to Zanesville and taught strings and orchestra in the East Muskingum and Zanesville City Schools. A member of the American String Teacher Association and the Ohio Music Education Association, Mark is an active freelance violinist in the Central Ohio area and currently plays section Violin 1 in the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra and conducts the Newark-Granville Youth Symphony. Mark teaches private string lessons on Mondays at Martin Music.
LC Gartin (Guitar, Bass and other string instruments): Lewis Cass, L.C., has been teaching at Martin Music for over 15. He has been on many tours with bands out of Nashville. He started playing guitar since he was only 7 years old in Cleveland. He teaches many musical styles and works with students of all ages.
Derek Shell (Beginner Band, Advanced Woodwinds) Derek Shell has been teaching at Martin Music since 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Otterbein University. While at Otterbein, Derek performed in the top Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Saxophone Quartet. He performed with his quartet at the 2012 Navy Band Saxophone Symposium in Washington D.C. and was first chair alto sax in the 2013 CBDNA Small College Intercollegiate Band. Derek occasionally performs with the Heisey Wind Ensemble. He is currently the director of middle school bands in the Lakewood Local School District