Theory Teachers  




Peter Oehrtman
piano, theory

Peter Oehrtman is an active performer and teacher in the Cincinnati area. A native of northern Ohio, Mr. Oehrtman received his Bachelor of Music degree at Bowling Green State University, his Master of Music degree at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at CCM. 


A student of Eugene and Elisabeth Pridonoff, Mr Oethrtman has won numerous scholarships and awards. His musical honors include placing in several piano competitions, including the Brevard Music Center International Piano Competition, the Marjorie Conrad Peatee Art Song Competition, and the Bowling Green State University Concerto Competition.


An active and committed teacher, Mr. Oehrtman serves as a teaching assistant under the direction of Dr. Michelle Conda at CCM. Comfortable teaching students of all levels and in a variety of formats, he teaches many CCM students through both private lessons and group classes. Mr. Oehrtman is also a faculty member at the Piano Camp of Summer Music Institute at Bowling Green State University and at the Indian Springs Academy of Music. 


Mr. Oehrtman is a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and has presented many of his teaching ideas through presentations at the local, state, collegiate, and national levels. Most recently, he was invited to present a session entitled “Steve Jobs Meets Mitsuko Uchida: Applying Innovative Strategies” at the Young Professionals Track of the 2014 MTNA National Conference in Chicago. Among the other lecture courses he teaches is a course titled "Practicing and Performing Strategies". 

An active participant in the Royal Conservatory of Music Certificate Program, Mr. Oehrtman successfully prepares students for both Performance and Theoretical certificate examination at all levels. Mr. Oehrtman is full time faculty at the Indian Springs Academy, where he also serves as Assistant to the Director. 


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.

Jennifer Weiland
piano, theory, harmony, history
Rodrigo Vasconcelos
piano, theory,  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.