Piano Instructors

Don Rankin

Don Rankin

Piano & Organ

Don travels worldwide performing and conducting keyboard clinics in theaters, schools, churches and other venues. As an accomplished pianist and organist he routinely performs at the Akron Civic Theater and at Cleveland Playhouse Square. Don also records and releases solo albums through his marketing and entertainment company DR4 Productions LLC. His private teaching studios are just one part of the teaching he does throughout the country. His experience as a performer, recording artist, and clinician provide his students of all ages a unique and friendly approach to piano and organ.

Jefferson Rice

Jefferson Rice

Piano, Jazz & Woodwinds

Jeff is one of Northeast Ohio’s premier performing Jazz musicians. Since completing his studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and Kent State University, Jeff has spent a generation performing, teaching, recording, and arranging music. Equally proficient on Piano and Woodwinds, he not only teaches “serious” music but is a master at teaching Rock, Jazz and Improvisation.

Kayle Gorenflo

Kayle Gorenflo

Piano, Woodwinds

Kayle earned her Bachelors Degree in Music Education at Ohio Northern University. She has been a music instructor in the Bluffton , Ohio schools as well as Marysville, Saint Henry, and Ohio Northern. She is currently teaching at Kent State where she is also working on her Masters Degree in Performance. She has performed in groups of many musical genres including Concert and Marching Bands, Pit Orchestras, and Jazz Ensembles. Kayle has taught privately for many years and brings a extensive background of experience to her students both in woodwinds and piano.

Brent Brown

Brent Brown

Piano

Brent is an outstanding teacher and performer who has taught privately and in the public schools in Ohio and Kansas. He earned his music education B.M.E. degree from Akron University and is currently finishing up his Masters Degree in Instructional Technology. Brent has been teaching piano over ten years and also teaches at our studios in Medina. He is also an accomplished Tuba player. Brent is experienced and comfortable with all age groups and approaches all his students on an individual basis.

Joshua Sandman

Joshua Sandman

Piano

Joshua is an outstanding pianist who has performed throughout the world as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps elite Jazz Ensemble. He has taught piano for a number of years including studios in this country and abroad. Joshua has experience working with all ages and proficiency levels. He is youthful, personable, and has a broad background in all styles ranging from traditional classical piano to pop and jazz. He is also an proficient percussionist who performed routinely with Marine Corp concert bands.

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