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Music Class




Tom Kohlhepp - Guitar


Tom studied jazz guitar with well known Jazz Guitarist Cal Collins, and classical guitar at CCM/UC. He started playing at age 16 with a number of top local pop groups, including "Vision" in the '70s and playing venues such as The Beverly Hills Supper Club and Bogart's. Tom has also appeared on the local TV variety show "The Rob Braun Show" around 1980. More recently he has served as Music Director at 2 local Catholic churches. 

Tom began teaching in the mid-1980s and uses a combination of method, ear training, improvisation, and technique. Older beginners-Professionals welcome!


Tori Stewart -Flute/Piccolo, 

Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Saxophone, Violin, and Piano

Mrs. Tori is our woodwind and violin family expert/repair technician. Though she’s just getting starting in the exciting world of instrument repairs, she has been teaching children and adults how to master their preferred instruments for over 10 years. She is very patient with all of her students, no matter their age, and enjoys every minute she spends teaching, repairing, and performing. She has performed with The Northern Kentucky Youth Orchestra, Florence Community Band, Westside Community Band, Select Band, Queen City Concert Band, and many other groups. 

Mrs. Tori is available Monday - Thursday at varying times.

Private lessons available. Ages 4 & up are welcome!


Lou Larson - Guitar

Combining degrees in business and music with decades of experience as a performance artist and teacher,  Lou ensures that every student gets precisely the needed, and wanted, instruction. Guitar lessons in popular styles such as pop, blues, metal, classical, country, jazz, and finger-style are available, as is instruction in music theory, improvisation, composition, and music reading.

Lou is skilled at developing proper left & right hand mechanics, and is able to diagnose problems to help you improve your speed and accuracy.

Lou works with people from every stratum to enhance their love of, and skill with, music. From top-level executives, medical and musical professionals to underprivileged children from struggling neighborhoods, he’s not yet found a person he can’t connect with through music.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons available. 
Lou is at Music House Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Lou is also a professional musician in Jazz, Metal, Eclectic and Experimental genres.


Mike McCord - Drums

Mike is a retired Elementary Music Teacher, and Percussion Instructor for many High School Band programs in the area. He has played and performed in a variety of Music Ensembles, covering all styles and genres of music for many years. Mike has a Bachelors Degree in Music From Morehead State University, and a Masters in Education from Northern Kentucky University. He has taught private lessons and group ensembles of various types. He is currently teaching here at Music House.

Eric Sutton - Guitar, Banjo, and Ukulele

Eric has been playing music for 30 years, and teaching in the Tri-State area full time for 15 years. While attending Northern Kentucky University, he studied under Bob Mercer and Chris Wilke. Eric has experience with ages 5-85, and is proficient in all styles of music. Whatever your goal musically, he can help you attain that in a fun, relaxing atmosphere.

Transfer students welcome!

Sarah Wells - Guitar

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My name is Sarah Wells and I love teaching guitar! I was raised in Northern Kentucky and took lessons from Tom Kohlhepp, owner of the Music House studio, since I was in high school. Having graduated college and now a young adult, I am so grateful to be teaching at the studio where I was taught. I teach beginner guitar lessons and I strive to give my students a basic understanding of the various options they have on guitar, and then let them decide where they want to go with their instrument. I try to incorporate a little music theory and equip them with a basic ability to read sheet music, because I think these skills are important to form my students into well-rounded musicians. My goal is simply to give my students the skills and resources to pursue their passions in music and eventually be able to pave their own path on the guitar and make it their own as they progress.

Jim Hill - Guitar

Jim started teaching at 17, and was very fortunate to have older, more experienced teachers as mentors. He taught for the next 14 years, before taking a sabbatical as a Full Time Musician. Jim toured with Bands such as The Van-Dells, R&B, country and various other groups. Playing in places such as Bogart's, The Beverly Hills Supper Club WEBN Fireworks and more. Jim taught at Machinot's Music from 2000-2005, and has been at Music House Ever since. Jim Loves teaching Classic Rock, Country and even Hard Rock. Students learn to play music early on in lessons.

Sarah Allen - Piano, Voice, Music Theory, & Audition

More info coming soon!

Brad Klein - Flute, Clarinet, & Saxophone

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Lorraine Allen - Piano
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