Music

Two high school aged cello students perform on the Corbett Auditorium stage

A wide variety of music experiences are available at CCM Prep for students of all ages and abilities. Offerings include ensembles, music theory classes and private lessons for a wide variety of instruments, voice and composition.

Private Music Lessons

The core of our music program is private lessons with our talented and experienced faculty. CCM Preparatory teachers follow a curriculum developed by our faculty that includes musical and technical skills for each level, suggested repertoire and additional learning experiences. Most of our teachers use their own training, experience, knowledge and talent to teach students.

To register for lessons, visit CCM Prep's online registration website. Then choose your desired instrument/discipline for the private lessons. Additional instructions are provided for each instrument/discipline on the registration website.

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Carol H. Aufmann

CCM Prep Master Teacher, Bassoon

513-556-2595

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Ronald G. Aufmann

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clarinet; CCM Prep Master Teacher, Clarinet

513-556-9540

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Rachel Bierkan

Lecturer

513-556-6638

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Yuking Chou Brandenburgh

Lecturer

513-556-2595

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Cindy Beatrice Candelaria

Student Worker

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Richard James Canter

Lecturer

513-556-2595

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Nathaniel Chaitkin

CCM Prep Master Teacher, Cello

513-556-2595

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Jessica Chin

CCM Prep Instructor, Starling

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Jeremy D Collins

CCM Prep Master Teacher, Guitar

513-673-6856

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Jane Michelle Conda

Professor of Piano; Coordinator of Secondary Piano and Piano Pedagogy; Division Head, Keyboard Studies; CCM Prep Master Teacher, Piano

513-556-9525

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Jessica M Cox

Lecturer

513-556-2595

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Jacob Daniel Dike

Lecturer

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Eva G. Floyd

Associate Professor of Music Education, Director of CCM Community Women's Choir

513-556-9506

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Takako Hayase Frautschi

Performing Arts Specialist (CCM Prep Master Teacher, Piano)

513-556-6638

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Diana C Gipson

CCM Prep Master Teacher, Clarinet

513-556-2595

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Stephen Goers

Adjunct Instructor of Musical Theatre

513-556-5803

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Betty Anne Gottlieb

Associate Professor of Music Education (Strings), Director of New Horizons Orchestra

513-556-9530

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Joyce Chan Grabell

Performing Arts Specialist (CCM Prep Master Teacher, Suzuki Violin and Viola)

513-556-2595

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Jennifer Renae Grantham

CCM Prep Saxophone Instructor, Director of High School Jazz Orchestra and Combo

513-556-9434

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Jason Merrill Gunnell

CCM Prep Organ Instructor

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Ellen R. Harrison

Adjunct Associate Professor of Composition; CCM Prep Master Teacher, Theory and Composition

513-556-2595

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Martin Charles Hebel

CCM Prep Music Theory/Composition Instructor

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Paul R. Hillner

Director of CCM Prep Brass Choir; CCM Prep Master Teacher, Trumpet

513-324-0516

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Hannah Maria Hoffman

CCM Prep Suzuki Cello Instructor

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Kevin Michael Holzman

Assistant Professor and Director of Wind Studies; Interim Division Head, Ensembles and Conducting

513-556-9424

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Trio J. Jeng

CCM Prep Master Teacher, Voice

513-556-6638

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Dan Karlsberg

Adjunct Instructor; CCM Prep Master Teacher, Jazz Piano

513-556-2696

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JiYong Kim

CCM Prep Suzuki Violin Instructor

513-556-2595

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Sarah Kim

Adjunct Instructor of Cello; CCM Prep Master Teacher, Suzuki Cello

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Christopher Koon

CCM Prep Organ/Piano Instructor

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Catharine   Carroll Lees

Professor of Viola, Geraldine B. Gee Chair of Viola

513-903-7927

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Boyun Li

CCM Prep Starling Instructor

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Tze-Yean Lim

CCM Prep Master Teacher, Violin

513-556-2595

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Jessica L Madsen

CCM Prep Master Teacher, Piano

513-556-2595

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James M Meade

Lecturer

513-556-2595

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Andrew P. Millar

CCM Prep Master Teacher, Piano

513-544-7268

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Elizabeth J. Motter

CCM Prep Master Teacher, Harp

513-556-2595

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Brad Thomas Myers

Adjunct Instructor

513-556-2696

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David Christopher Myers

CCM Prep Starling Orchestra Player

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Naoko T. Nakayama

CCM Prep Master Teacher, Piano

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Christopher James Nichter

Dir Bearcat Bands

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Igor V. Plitsyn

CCM Prep Master Teacher, Theory

513-556-2595

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Ann M. Porter

Professor of Music Education; Chair, Division of Music Education

513-556-9527

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Alan B. Rafferty

Assistant Professor- Educator of Violoncello

847-571-8097

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Christoph Sassmannshaus

Student Worker

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Kurt Sassmannshaus

Professor of Violin; the Dorothy Richard Starling Chair in Classical Violin

513-556-9550

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William J. Seale

CCM Prep Master Teacher, Voice

513-556-6638

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Matthew K Shin

CCM Prep Starling Orchestra Player

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Mary Henderson Stucky

Professor of Voice

513-221-1896

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Rodney Stucky

CCM Prep Master Teacher, Guitar

513-556-2595

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Christina ChengLian Tan

Lecturer

513-556-2595

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Mary Katherine Ventura

Lecturer

513-556-2595

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Heather D. Verbeck

Adjunct Instructor of Flute/Piccolo

513-556-6638

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Andrew C Villemez

Assistant Professor-Educator

501-517-0491

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Christine W Woodbury

Lecturer

513-556-2595

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Nozomi Yamaguchi

Performing Arts Specialist

513-556-2595

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Won-Bin Yim

Associate Professor of Violin; Chair, String Department

513-556-5254

CCM Prep's private lesson packages include 30 lessons for the entire school year. Students must know how long lessons will be (30, 45 or 60 minutes) and must register online before beginning their studies. CCM Prep offers private instuction in all of the subjects listed below:

  • Acting
  • Ballet
  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Cello - Suzuki
  • Clarinet
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Guitar- Jazz
  • Harp
  • Harpsichord
  • Musical Theatre Dance
  • Musical Theatre Voice
  • Oboe
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Piano - Jazz
  • Piano - Suzuki
  • Saxophone
  • Tap
  • Theory/Composition
  • Ukulele
  • Viola
  • Viola - Suzuki
  • Violin
  • Violin - Suzuki
  • Voice

Interested students can learn more about CCM Prep's private lessons by submitting an inquiry online. Here you will create an account pm CCM Prep's registration website and answer a few questions related to private lessons. Then CCM Prep staff will help set up a trial lesson with an instructor. 

You can also follow these instructions to create a new account on CCM Prep's registration system, ASAP Connected:

  1.  Create a new account in our registration system, ASAP Connected. Click the "Login here" link and then the "Create New Account" button
  2. Once you have created an account, click on "Private Lessons" on the left side of the screen. Then click "Overview" and then the link that reads "Click Here to Inquire About Private Lessons."
  3. Once you have submitted the inquiry form, CCM Prep staff will help set up a trial lesson with an instructor.

All new students may contact the CCM Prep Office at 513-556-2595, or by e-mail at ccmprep@uc.edu to learn about music programs at CCM Preparatory.

For current CCM Prep students who wish to continue their private lessons this school year, please contact your instructor first to confirm your continuing schedule. All private lessons for fall will continue to be offered remotely. For scheduling purposes, the first day of fall lessons will be August 22.

Students must be registered for lessons before they can begin their studies. For the 2020-21 school year, we will register private lessons students for fall and spring semester seperately.

Returning students should receive information about an invoice for fall 2020 for 15 lessons and will need to login to the registration system, click to sign the waiver and confirm their lessons. Any necessary changes can be submitted through the registration system (changing the number of lessons, the length of the lessons) or by emailing CCM Prep. Fall invoicing will be initiated in August and Spring invoicing will occur later in the fall semester (November or December).


Ensembles

We believe that performing is an essential element of music education. All CCM Prep students are strongly encouraged to participate in ensembles coached by CCM Preparatory faculty. Additional information is available in the links below.

Please note: Most ensembles are not holding rehearsals in fall 2020.


Early Childhood Classes

Our goal is to introduce young children to the performing arts and essential skills in a nurturing, creative environment. Offerings include multi-arts classes that incorporate music, movement and creative play; dance classesprivate lessons for guitar and Suzuki music lessons for piano, violin, viola or cello.


Music Theory Classes

Music theory is essential to a music students’ training. Students enrolled in theory classes have access to the CCM technology labs, and students enrolled in private lessons at CCM Prep receive a discount for theory classes. A theory test determines proper placement. We offer music theory classes for youth and adults and music theory classes for ensemble musicians.