Music Lesson Instructors
Guitar, Voice, Piano, and drum Teacher
Nathan is currently on the Worship Team at Christ Church in Wichita. Nate was a Worship Leader at Augusta United Methodist Church, Off Broadway musical, and was with New Song. He also has two years at Hutchinson Community college. 3 years at Friends University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music.
Flute and Piano Instructor
Rylie began playing the flute in fifth grade in the Andover school district. In high school, she took piano lessons and began her study of music theory, performance, and composition. She received her Music Composition degree from Kansas State University and has been teaching at Music Scene since June 2021. Her other musical activities include playing in her church orchestra; writing music for band, flute, etc.; and coaching color guard at ACHS.
Kyle started with the Trombone at the age of 10, and switched to piano at the age of 18. He has been teaching piano since 2012 now. He is currently in the band ‘Cool Blue’ and plays at the United Andover Methodist Church on occasion. Kyle also has started his own Jazz trio, and gigs around town. He also runs the Music Scene Kid Rock Bands, and has been doing this since 2017.
Steve graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1984 with a degree in business and a minor in music. He studied Trombone under Dr. Irving Wagner at OU and participated in various bands while in college. Steve has performed in his band ‘Cool Blue’ for 23 years now. His philosophy is to make music fun and relaxing and believes students benefit the most by having many opportunities to perform.
Jayme and Taylor Liardi
Taylor - Piano
Jayme - Cello, Piano
Both started teaching in 2018. Jayme has played cello throughout middle and high school and has studied voice throughout his college career. Jayme also works at the front desk here at Music Scene. Taylor started music in elementary school at Cottonwood Elementary and has been playing piano seriously since 2015. Taylor has been taking advanced courses on piano since 2017. Together they have a small flower farm called “Grace Gardens” which is located just north of Andover.
Kevin Rutschman has played the drums for 35 years. He studied music at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Percussion, with a minor in Education. After graduating in 1997, Kevin relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and performed as a drum set player and percussionist both locally and touring, until returning to Kansas in 2015. He is known for his proficiency in all styles on drum set, as well as being a well-rounded percussionist and educator.
Dianna began taking piano lessons at the age of 6 and continued with her lessons until college. For the past 30 years she has been giving piano lessons to students of all ages. Dianna graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in business, but has been active in Music all her life.
David first started playing guitar right after high school, learning rock and pop styles the way most kids did back then – through magazines, records and friends. He earned a Bachelor’s of Guitar Performance from WSU in 1998, but had started playing professionally a few years before then. He taught guitar at Jim Starkey Music from 1995 to 2005 and am very grateful and excited to be teaching once again, at Music Scene!!
Thor Bonner is a graduate of the WSU Jazz Performance program. He performs solo instrumental works as well as with jazz groups, colleges, and theaters in the surrounding area. Featured performances include Roxy’s Downtown, Crown Uptown Theatre, Forum Theatre, Mosley Street Melodrama, Century II, Wichita Grand Opera Orchestra, and Music Theatre of Wichita. He has also been a featured artist on KWCH, The Fox Morning Show, and as a guest performer at the Winfield Bluegrass Festival and International Oklahoma Bluegrass Festival. Thor is currently a resident of Wichita and teaches private music lessons in Andover at Music Scene.
Christiané Fox is a vocal artist and musician who has a strong passion for the art of performance and recording music. She started playing piano at the age of seven and has
trained rigorously to be a versatile pianist in classical and jazz styles. A recent graduate from NYU Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music with a B.F.A. in Recorded Music,
with an emphasis on Performance and Songwriting. She trained privately for four years with NYC music industry vocal professionals Darryl Tookes, Kenn Hicks, Nora York, and Marlon
Saunders. As an independent artist, Christiané has performed in venues in New York City, Los Angeles,
Berlin, and here in Wichita. Her journey in finding her unique voice as a solo artist was the most important experience she has had in exploring the nuances of the voice through control,
dynamic shifts, tone, and style. Christiané has also played as a session pianist in various music
projects of different styles.
Christiané has taught music for a few years at her home and has also been an assistant teacher
at La Centre de Musique in Wichita with Sharon Ingram. She enjoys watching the progress and growth of her students as they find their way to becoming excellent artists in their own right.
Christiané is happy to be able to impart her knowledge to students in giving a compelling
performance and moving the hearts of people through music.
Guitar, Piano, Bass
Ryan has lived in Wichita for his entire life, and currently plays professional in many local restaurants and venues around town. Ryan won Guitar Center's Regional King of the Blues contest in 2011. He wants to spread his passion for Music to a younger generation, and is great at making learning fun.
Christy Ross has been playing piano since she was 7. In middle school she started out playing the flute in band, but Then transferred to percussion where she found her true love of music. In high school she was in honor bands and continued with music into college where she participated in symphony, marching, and jazz bands. She was also part of the percussion ensemble at Emporia State university. Christy earned her bachelor's in elementary education but went on to teach music. She taught 9 years of music, 6 at St. Andrew and 3 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic schools.
Guitar, Ukulele, &
Bass Guitar Instructor
Bill plays Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele. He has been a semi-professional musician, singer-songwriter for over 30 years. Bill has produced, recorded, and released 4 CD's of original music. He has written and sold Commercial Radio Jingles and has been Director of Music at a Wichita church for several years, as well as developed and mentored several musicians over the years.
Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, and Beginning Banjo
Eric has been performing professionally with jazz groups for over 12 years now. He also plays with bluegrass groups, classical guitar groups, and in pit orchestras around Wichita. Eric has also been teaching on guitar, ukulele, bass and other string instruments for 12 years. He has his degree from Friends University in Guitar Performance and Jazz Studies.
Violin, Viola, Piano Instructor
Becky Brown grew up in California where her parents and siblings all played piano and at least one other instrument. She began piano lessons when she was preschool age, and violin lessons when she was 10 years old, and continued with lessons throughout high school and college. In 1999 she moved to South Dakota where she studied ministry, music, and education. During that time when she placed a violin in a three-year old’s hands and saw her eyes light up, she discovered her love for teaching music and began taking students. She opened up a teaching studio in South Dakota, “Fall River Fiddle”, and taught private and group lessons to all ages. She has also played in a variety of settings such as churches, weddings, funerals, graduations, and other venues. In 2019, she and her husband moved to Wichita, Kansas, and she began teaching at Music Scene soon after.
Mikhail started playing trumpet at the age of eleven and studied trumpet performance and education up until the age of twenty-one. During that time, he got to play with a symphony and several concert bands. At the age of 21 he decided to pursue a career outside of music, and currently works in the aerospace industry. However, he continues to play trumpet with various groups, such as Delano Wind Ensemble, Delano Chamber, Christian Performance Theater, and others. Mikhail is grateful and excited to be teaching trumpet at Music Scene.
Bass, Cello, Guitar Instructor
Lane has been playing since age 11, and studied Bass Performance with Mark Foley at WSU. He was in the youth symphony growing up, and has a real passion for teaching music. Lane plays electric bass around town as a musician, and he is also one of the repair techs at Music Scene.
Cathy Wiedeman was born and raised in Lawton, OK and received her bachelor of arts degree in vocal music performance, with a minor in instrumental music-woodwinds, and an endorsement in piano from Cameron University, Lawton OK in 1994. She is married and has 3 grown children, two living here in Wichita and one living in Lawton, OK.
Ms. Cathy took piano lessons from age 5 and continued until college, took an exam and passed the piano proficiency with flying colors. She has accompanied numerous choirs for about 30 years and many soloists and instrumentalists for weddings, solo and ensemble contests, an all-region choir concert, many school and community choir musicals, and recently accompanied for six choirs at Derby High School in 2012-2013.
She started playing the clarinet in 6th grade and played all the way until college, made the All-State band and choir for two years in a row and was in the 1984 All-State Choir and the 1985 All-State HS band.
Voice, Piano, Clarinet, and Saxophone Instructor
Guitar, Voice, and Piano Teacher
Emileigh is an aspiring professional musician, and gives lessons in guitar, piano, and voice. She has an associates in music performance, and is pursuing a higher degree in music. She has played in various jazz & show bands, productions/plays, churches, vocal groups and so on. She loves working with all experience levels, helping anyone on their musical journey.