Buzz graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1989 and then proceeded on to
his graduate studies at The New England Conservatory of Music. He has over 30 years of teaching experience and has
been performing professionally for over 35 years. Buzz teaches nearly all styles of music but specializes in blues
and jazz idioms. He teaches all levels, from beginners to advanced and is highly sought after in preparing students
for the audition process required when pursuing higher goals in music education. His approach to teaching has
helped students to successfully achieve acceptance into music programs at The Ohio State University, Berklee
College of Music in Boston, and Capital University.
Jeff teaches all styles of acoustic and electric guitar. He has studied rock, blues, jazz, fingerstyle
and bluegrass. He enjoys playing all regional genres from British Invasion to Chicago blues, Kentucky bluegrass to
Bakersfield country, Travis picking, Piedmont blues, Rockabilly, etc. Jeff has prepared many Clintonville and Upper
Arlington area students for school jazz band, with several students making the All Ohio jazz band. In 2003 he came
to Upper Arlington High School to teach the guitar program. He began teaching private lessons and after-school
programs in 2005 and is nearing his thirteenth year teaching in Columbus.
Leigh has been teaching private guitar lessons for more than 20 years -- at least 17 of those years have
been in Upper Arlington. She started playing guitar at the age of nine. The pinnacle of her study was as a student
of Aaron Shearer at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Leigh now holds two masters degrees: one
in arts administration and the other in education. In addition to classical guitar, Leigh teaches folk and basic
rock styles. She prides herself in teaching solid guitar technique and foundation, no matter what style a student
eventually hopes to play.