Hilliard Community Music School offers private instruction for all ages with professional musicians. We are all degreed or certified and have strong performance histories. Our mission is to make learning an instrument fun rather than tedious so that their skill will provide a lifetime of joy.
- Musikgarten: Birth to age 5 – Erin Meats
- Musikgarten: Ages 6 to 9 – Jim Williams
- Piano: Jim Williams
- Piano: Qianyoyo Liu
- Piano: Patrick Bachmann
- Piano: Lin Tian
- Percussion: Curt Hudberg
- Percussion: Aaron Scott
- Flute: Tara Novy Crawford
- Saxophone: Eric Churchill
- Clarinet: Tom Regouski
- Voice: Jamie Massa
- Voice: Robert Boyd
- Guitar: Bryan Percoco
- Cello: Caitlin Trevor
- Violin/Viola: Tracy Lipscom
- Violin/Viola: Debbie Wiles
- Brass: Brad Oyer
- Music Technology: Shane Tubaugh
Jim Williams graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in 1984 and continued with piano studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He began teaching piano in 1986 after transferring to the Ohio State University and has been teaching in Hilliard, Ohio for 17 years. He is a member of the Ohio Music Teachers Association, a certified teacher of the Musikgarten program Music Makers at the Keyboard and a Founding Teacher of the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program. Mr. Williams still studies music and hopes his students will end up having as much fun learning about it as he does.
Bryan Percoco holds a MM in music composition and a BM in classical guitar performance, both from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). He also holds a composition and performance certificate from the Upbeat International Summer School of Music in Milna, Croatia. Active as a composer, his most recent commission is a chamber music project for NYC-based woodwind quintet, Vortex Street. In addition to his composition and guitar background, he is an avid pianist, and has studied piano with CCM Doctoral Candidates, and performed on keyboard with groups such as CCM’s contemporary music group, Cafe Momus. Stylistically varied, he has studied and performed in a diverse array of genres ranging from classical to rock-oriented music, while currently studying jazz. As an experienced and committed teacher/performer, he is dedicated to teaching students to approach their chosen instrument with discipline, passion, and purpose.
Tara Novy Crawford has maintained a private studio for 20+ years. She received a performance degree from the University of Iowa where she specialized in Baroque flute performance. Later she studied flute performance and musicology to further pursue historic performance. Tara currently performs with Southport Baroque and Traversi, both early music performance groups. Tara accepts dedicated flutist and pianists into her studio.
Robert Boyd has a B.M. in Music Education from Capital University. Robert works with students of all ages in groups and in private lessons.