5958 Harrison Ave. | Cincinnati, OH 45248 | 513-289-0104

Meet Our Instructors!

Emily Beck is the owner of ETBMusic and Fine Arts Center. She has been teaching private music lessons since 2000, and in schools since 2007. She currently teaches over 50 students each week and offers lessons for piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and voice, as well as Composition, Musikgarten Classes and other specialized group lessons and classes. She earned a Bachelor's Degree and Piano Pedagogy Certificate from Northern Kentucky University and a Master's Degree in Education with emphasis in Music from Xavier University. She is a licensed Musikgarten Instructor and received the OFMC Junior Composers Club Award in 2014 and 2015.

John Bertke is an accomplished professional drummer who has been playing since 2000. He performs live at venues around the city and has toured coast to coast as well as internationally. He has a great deal of recording experience with exposure reaching national TV. John has been teaching privately and working with marching percussion groups since 2003. His teaching skills range from basic drumming to multiple styles of drum set percussion to specializing in marching snare/tenor/bass drum. He has worked with many Cincinnati high schools, including Elder, Sycamore, Turpin, and Madeira.

Rachel Cerimele comes from a family of teachers most of whom are involved with music. She is currently a student at Mount Saint Joseph University as a sophomore studying Music Education. She really enjoys playing and teaching. Her major instrument is flute, but she is also very passionate about alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone as well as piano. She attended Notre Dame Acedamy for high school where she assisted in all parts of the band from sophomore year up until the summer after she graduated. She worked with her peers as needed whether that was in groups or one on one. She succeeded in being student conductor senior year of high school, and was involved in choir for three years where she was secretary. She is very excited to be teaching at ETB Music.

Steve Condit teaches voice, guitar, piano, and music production at ETB Music. For the last 15 years, he has played guitar. He is an accomplished pianist of 8 years. He’s recorded songs for many artists while living in Nashville and Cincinnati. In addition to assisting others using his musical talent, he wrote and recorded his own 13-song album. Recently, he played at the famous Bluebird in Nashville . He plays regularly with his band Chalis, in Cincinnati! Learn real world experience on what real musicians expect and do! Steve believes music is the most beautiful thing the world offers, come find out why!

Nick Federinko has been playing guitar half his life. From the oldies he was raised on, to inescapable 90’s radio, music was always crucial to getting through life’s fluctuations and feelings. At fourteen, he picked up a guitar and cut his teeth in youth group band, jazz band, pit orchestra, and finally, leading a band through covers and originals. A transplant from Michigan (fear not, he roots against the Wolverines), Nick’s studies in English and religion took him from Ada, Ohio, to a Methodist seminary north of Columbus, to Cincinnati in search of excitement and meaning. He finds those by playing in multiple bands and teaching, wanting to help others find joy and affirmation through a musical outlet- no matter the skill level or music preference. Nick mostly listens to classic rock and under-appreciated alternative music (on vinyl when possible), but relishes to chance to play any and every style, from vintage-flavored rock, to pop reggae, to neo soul, to the occasional praise song. In addition to teaching and playing music, Nick does audio/video work, church communications, and social media work - including helping with ETB’s photos and media!

Samuel Fronk is currently in his second year at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) working on his Masters of Music in Percussion Performance. While at CCM, he has studied with Percussive Arts Society Hall of Farmers, Percussion Group Cincinnati and performed in many of the school’s top ensembles including the Percussion Ensemble, Steel Drum ensemble, Chamber Players, Wind Orchestra, and the Philharmonic Orchestra. Prior to CCM, Samuel Fronk received his Bachelors of Music from Bowling Green State University in 2016. While at Bowling Green, he was the Principal Percussionist for the Perrysburg Symphony Orchestra, Timpanist for the Rosary Cathedral in Toledo, and would perform for the Toledo Youth Symphony Orchestra Side by Side concerts. On top of performing, Samuel Fronk is currently an instructor for Western Hills Music store and is also the Percussion Director of Finneytown High School. While at Finneytown, his ensembles and solo students constantly receive Superior Ratings at OMEA Solo and Ensemble, OMEA Marching Band, and OMEA Large Group events. Prior to this, he spent two years at Front Ensemble director at Schockwave Indoor Drumline and were 2015 and 2016 OIPA State Runner Up. Sam Fronk also has over ten years of piano experience including performing in numerous church services.

Stephanie Glassmeyer is super excited to be joining ETB Music as a voice teacher! She loves singing and is very passionate about it. She took voice lessons for 7 years. In high school she was a part of McAuley’s Vocal Ensemble for 3 years and was in countless musicals with Lasalle Drama and St. Ignatius. She graduated from McAuley in 2014 and is currently majoring in Early Childhood Education at the University of Cincinnati, while continuing to study music on the side.

Sam Herzog is currently a junior at Oak Hills High School. He has been playing piano since the fourth grade, and has participated in multiple concerts and performances with ETB Music, as well as talent shows at his school. He has additional musical experience in the vocal field, having been in choir throughout middle school and the Oak Hills Men's Ensemble in High School. Sam has also been a part of several Rock Bands at ETBMusic. He has assisted with the production side, arranged music, taught student performers, and also been a performer himself. He has high expectations for this teaching opportunity, and looks forward to meeting new students!

Laura Holland has a degree in Music Education from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and has been a licensed Kindermusik educator for over 20 years. She has taught elementary general music and children's choirs but early childhood music is her favorite. "I enjoyed Kindermusik with my own four children so much, it is my pleasure to share it with your family! I have seen firsthand how music can unlock parts of a child and enrich the entire family with a common musical experience!"

Kyle Hudson recently graduated from Capital University with a degree in Music Education and Flute Performance. He is a woodwind specialist, but his primary is flute, which he has been playing for nearly thirteen years. Over the years, Kyle has performed in numerous ensembles, such as band, choir, orchestra, pit orchestras, chamber winds, and more. He is extremely excited to share his passion for music with students, and continually strives to advance music in America.

Ben Huhn is a drum teacher at ETB music. He has been playing drums for around seven years and is the current Elder drumline section leader. He is a senior at Elder that has a passion for the music he plays. He teaches all drumline percussion and drum set. At Elder he participates in the Marching Band, Indoor Drumline, Steel Drum Band, Pep Band, and the Stage/Jazz Band.

Amy Lesko has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio Northern University with a concentration in Graphic Design and Art Education. Most of her professional experience is in the field of graphics. She also teaches high school art for a homeschooling co-op. Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and five children. She looks forward to fostering creativity and sharing her love for Art. Her goal is to bring out the strengths of each individual, help them to grow in their weaknesses, and meet their learning needs. She believes all people are given special talents from The Lord and hopes to bring those God given gifts out of each student.

Melanie Markowich is a violinist and music educator currently residing on the West side of Cincinnati. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Miami University. Her primary violin instructor was Hal Grossman and her chamber music instructor was Steven Shumway. While at Miami University, Melanie earned a 4 year performance scholarship on the violin. She also received an award from the mu...sic department for excellence on the violin in 1987. Melanie enjoys teaching both traditional and Suzuki methods. Melanie has enjoyed playing in local ensembles while she taught strings at various locations in the Cincinnati Public School district. She founded the strings program at the prestigious Fairview Clifton German Language School, and established the outstanding Fairview Orchestra. The orchestra was invited to perform at the Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA) annual conference in 2005. Melanie has been playing the violin for more than 40 years and teaching strings for more than 15 years. Her passion is teaching private lessons to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.

Becky Schoenfeld grew up in a very musical family on the Westside of Cincinnati. She began taking piano lessons at the age of 5 when she would see her grandmother play “Gloworm” and continued taking lessons through high school and college. In high school, Becky began to focus on voice and started taking lessons at the age of 15. She taught private piano and voice lessons for about 6 years at Western Hills Music. Becky graduated from Mount St. Joe University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance and taught general music at a catholic grade school for 2 years. Now, she is the music teacher at St. Dominic School. Becky is so excited to be part of the ETB Music team and can’t wait to help the students share their gifts and talents with the world!

Laura Smart is an accomplished art educator and visual artist. She has been teaching art classes since 2006. Being a home town girl, she gained a BFA in photography and a minor in art history from the College of Mount Saint Joseph. She earned a Master’s Degree in 2006 from the University of Cincinnati in art education. Laura has taught in Ohio and Kentucky schools. She believes that art is essential to life and life is better with art. Come get smart with art!