Music Lesson Instructors
Music Store - Music Scene
Guitar Teacher Vocal Teacher Drum Instructor
Nathan is 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.
Brass Guitar Electric Bass Piano Instructor
Jeff has been playing trumpet professionally for several years, and has a Master’s degree in trumpet performance. He has played all over the world, and teaches trumpet at Friends University. He performed with the national Broadway tours of Wichita. He has been teaching out of Music Scene for approximately 5 years.
Kyle started with the Trombone at the age
of 10, and switched to piano at the age of 18. He has been teaching piano for 5 years
now. He is currently in the band
‘Cool Blue’ and plays at the United Andover Methodist Church. John Goering the jazz piano instructor at WSU is currently mentoring Kyle.
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.
Taylor & Jayme Liardi
Taylor - Piano & Jayme - Cello
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 vegetable farm called “Grace Gardens” which is located here in 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 has been performing and teaching guitar since 2009 and received his Bachelor's in Music Performance - Jazz Studies from Wichita State University in 2016. He has developed experience with Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, and Banjo and currently performs with varying Jazz combos around the Wichita area.
Clarinet Teacher, Sax Instructor
Laurie began playing clarinet in fifth grade. She began giving private lessons at the early age of 15. Laurie received her bachelor degree in music performance. In 2016 Laurie placed 23 of her 26 students of her high school students in District KMEA Band. She has performed with the Wichita Symphony, Friends University Jazz Band, Home in Harmony Tour, and many more groups.
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 10 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 10 years. He has his degree from Friends University in Guitar Performance and Jazz Studies.
Dana began studying piano at the age of 7. Her middle school and high school music career included choir, where she sang and served as accompanist, as well as band, where she played bass clarinet and tenor saxophone. Dana earned her bachelor’s degree in sacred music from Calvary University. In Maryland she taught 3 ½ years of general music and during missionary service in Argentina she taught 6 years of general music in an international Christian school. A lifelong joy of hers is playing the piano in church and accompanying in a variety of settings as well as conducting singing groups and choirs. Teaching piano lessons has been a part of her life since the age of 16; she has experience teaching both children and adult learners with a wide range of skill levels.
Drum & Piano Instructor
Spencer Weaver has been playing percussion for the majority of his life. He currently attends Wichita State University as both a Percussion Performance and Music Education major, studying under the direction of Gerald Scholl. He is a part of WSU’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Impulse Percussion Group, and Shocker Sound. Post-graduation, Spencer plans to continue impacting the lives of young musicians all the while continuing to cultivate his passion for music.
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.