piano, harmony, theory
Mr. Clinton Pratt has been teaching piano for over 15 years in the Cincinnati area. He is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Ohio Music Teachers Association, and has served on the board at both the local and state levels. He is also on the Board of Directors for the American Guild of Music.
Mr. Pratt holds a Bachelor of Music in piano from Cincinnati Christian University and a Master of Music in piano from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In 2009, he became a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in piano through MTNA, and received a grant to study Dalcroze Eurhythmics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Pratt spent the summer of 2010 on staff at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in northern Michigan as a collaborative pianist. His diverse background also includes training in Jazz and Recreational Music Making. In 2012, Mr. Pratt established Music Alive!, an innovative multimedia concert that his students present each year, which fuses music with art, dance, movement, videos, and other visual components, providing in unique and engaging experience for the audience.
Mr. Pratt is involved with the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto,Canada) as a member of the College of Examiners since 2014. He is also an RCM Certified Teacher, holding the designations of Advanced Specialist in both piano and theory. In addition to his role as an examiner for RCM, he has also adjudicated numerous other festivals and competitions, given presentations at conferences, been a guest speaker for college pedagogy classes, and has written articles and reviews for American Music Teacher. He recently received the honor of “Teacher of the Year” for his district of the Ohio Music Teachers Association.
Jennifer Weiland earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, piano emphasis, from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, OH. She then went on to study at Miami University in Oxford, OH, earning her Master of Music in Music Education. Mrs. Weiland’s preparatory studies included advanced certificates from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in both piano and theory.
A dean’s list student at Heidelberg University, Mrs. Weiland has taught in private schools and in the public school system teaching pre-school, Elementary, Middle and High School music. She has directed adult and children’s choirs, taught general music classes, music appreciation classes, and instructed students in advanced theory through a course designed for students desiring to pursue music in college.
Throughout her education and career, she has continued to maintain a private studio in both piano and clarinet. She leads worship at church, singing and playing the piano. Mrs. Weiland, her husband Cleighton and three young daughters make their home in Trenton, Ohio.
piano, harmony, theory, history
theory, harmony, history
Rodrigo Vasconcelos holds a Master of Arts degree from Campbellsville University and a Piano Performance degree from the University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His piano teachers include Linda Bustani, Estela Caldi, Allan Hersh, and Wesley Roberts.
Mr. Vasconcelos keeps a healthy performing career as a choral conductor, pianist, and lecturer throughout the US, Germany, England, Czech Republic and Brazil, including appearances with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Vasconcelos serves as music educator for the Our Lady of the Visitation School, and on the piano, music history, and theory faculty of Indian Springs Academy of Music.
Mr. Vasconcelos is a Founding Teacher of the Royal Conservatory of Music's Music Development Program and is an active member of the National Association for Music Education and the Ohio Music Educators Association.