Our experienced instructors are comfortable with students of nearly any age, and we have a special program available for children too young for individual instrument instruction. We can also work with you or your organization to present special events tailored to your interests—whether it be King Records, Herzog's own history, or other significant events in our region's rich musical past.

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Lauren Schloemer is a regional music scene veteran and instructor—performing with Hickory Robot, occasionally sitting in with The Part-Time Gentlemen, and currently recording her new project, the Lauren Schloemer Band—an original 7-piece, female-led group with strong vocals, harmony and electric violin/acoustic fiddle lead. At the Herzog space, Lauren provides lessons for violin, viola, cello, ukulele, mandolin, and Music Introduction for Children.

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Lance Martin is a guitarist / multi-instrumentalist with a concentration in pedal steel. He plays a variety of styles, both live and in the studio. His unique style is centered around a nonidiomatic approach to the instruments he plays; stretching the inherent tendencies and limitations of each instrument.

Lance is just one of many teachers we've got here at Herzog, and he can get you up to speed on guitar, banjo, dobro, piano, ukulele, lap steel, pedal steel, as well as theory and improv.

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Ed Bullock provides bass and guitar lessons at Herzog Music, and is one of our most popular instructors! Get in touch today to meet Ed, and to plan the next steps of your musical journey.

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Pete Fosco provides lessons in experimental and improvised guitar playing, including unique or unusual tunings, extended techniques and improvisation workshops, exploration of scales and exercises to encourage creative development with any instrument. Pete has a BFA in electronic media studies from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.


Lauren Eylise staked her spot in the music industry with the release of her EP Life/Death/Life in September 2017. Lauren plays both piano and acoustic guitar, and is a powerhouse vocalist. In 2009, Lauren officially began her professional career as a performer. She has since gone on to open for major artists including Tank, Lloyd, Matt Kearney, Train, John Legend, Yasiin Bey, Erykah Badu and Patti Labelle.

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Justin Todhunter is a regional music scene veteran and instructor, performing with Jake Speed & The Freddies for close to 20 years. At the Herzog space, Justin provides lessons for guitar and mandolin.

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Tim Garner is a Multi-Instrumentalist composer and performer who specializes in teaching percussion and piano. After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Commercial Music Production from UC’s College-Conservatory of Music, Tim writes and records as part of the team at Sonic Signatures LLC, and performs at a variety of local venues. He can help sharpen your drumming and keyboard skills, as well as guide you through composition, music theory and songwriting.

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Jeanne brings a wealth of experience to Herzog Music, and has been teaching since 1987. She holds a BA in Vocal Music Education and a Piano Performance minor (Miami University). She offers traditional teaching methods for beginners through advanced students of all ages and specializes in teaching classical, jazz, pop, Broadway, Standards, basic theory and composition.

And now, Jeanne's accepting new students interested in performing, show auditions, recordings, competitions, or just the pure enjoyment of music - with lessons taking place at Herzog Music! She's been a professional performer for recitals, local gigs, competitions and recordings (vocal and piano), with directing experience for schools and community events. Additionally, Jeannehas been a professional performer since 1985.