Stephen Klunk has been playing drums and percussion for fifteen years, and teaching for six. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music performance from Bowling Green State University. His saxophone and drum set duo, Patchwork, collaborates with composers to create a body of eclectic new music that draws from popular genres and the avant-garde. Stephen has a deep passion for metal and other rhythmically engaging styles of music. His musical interests include technique, independence, extreme dynamics, and unusual phrasing. Stephen loves to find inventive ways of teaching concepts to students and strives to convey the importance and excitement of curiosity and independent learning.
CJ Langmack has had over a decade of experience playing music. He started with the Suzuki program at the Cleveland Institute of Music on the violin at age 6. Later, CJ studied guitar at Tri-C in partnership with the Berklee School of Music program for 3 years. He has a deep understanding of the theory of music and implements them into his playing abilities.
As a teacher, CJ works with his students to obtain the knowledge they seek to accomplish their goals and overcome challenges they will face along the way. He looks forward to helping you along your musical journey.
John Rupert has been teaching guitar for more than 25 years, but his love of music began at the age of seven when he began taking lessons at Sodja Music. Originally from Cleveland, OH and a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, John taught guitar at Alamo Music in San Antonio from 1988 until he relocated back to Ohio in June. John teaches numerous styles of contemporary music to ages ranging from six to adult. One of his greatest strengths as a teacher is open -mindedness. He appreciates a good song, no matter what the style, and is willing to teach it to his students. John’s teaching incorporates ear training, music theory, and reading music notation. He also likes to teach the creative side of music, encouraging students who are interested to compose their own music.
Harry Thomas Amick Teaches Trumpet, French Horn, Euphonium, Trombone, Piano, Music Theory, Composition and Improvisation. Attended Kent State University, Cleveland State University, and Studied privately with Phil Rizzo of the Stan Kenton Clinics. Taught music and related arts at Cleveland Central Catholic and St. Wenceslaus.
Jim Murphy, known professionally as Shufflebeat Murph has been teaching drums for 40 yrs(playing for 50).Is well versed in rock,jazz and concert drumming(having studied with the first chair percussionist of the Cleveland Orchestra) and is currently giging around Cleveland in the Four Lads(Nationally known recording artists) and The Chuck Hamilton Band.