Private Lessons

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Private Instruction Teachers

Jeannine Groh- Piano/Keyboard:
Jeannine Groh holds a specialized degree in Piano Pedagogy, studying classical piano with Atarah Jablonsky, and music theory with Rev Angelo della Picca (Who's Who in American Music). While still in college, Jeannine played in a very popular Rock/Pop band. She taught for Buddy Roger's Music where she won numerous teaching awards for excellence. She became director of the Yamaha Music School of Willis Music. In addition to performances in liturgical music, Jeannine's Jazz Trio can be found performing regularly around town in the finest venues. Because of her experience with various styles of music, Jeannine can design lessons to best meet the students' needs.



Ken Willman- Guitar/Bass:
Ken Willman AKA: Kenny Wayne Rimez, is a professional musician, composer and guitarist, fluent in all guitar styles both in performance and instruction. He also teaches theory and composition.

He has been teaching music for over 20 years and teaches beginning guitar up to and including professional level musicians. He teaches piano and bass guitar for beginners and intermediate. He has written over 80 music compositions for guitar and has written numerous pieces for commercial use for P&G and other notable companies’ marketing departments. “My passion is playing and writing music for guitar and music in general. I love being able to pass that passion along to others through teaching. I consider it to be an honor to perform and teach guitar and music”.

Some of my original composition samples can be found on Sound Cloud. Just look for Kenny Wayne Rimez and enjoy.


Ria Villaver Collins- Acting:
Ria Villaver Collins is a Professional Actress, Director and Acting Instructor, based in Cincinnati. She earned her B.F.A in Acting, emphasis in Musical Theatre, from Wright State University. Featured performance credits include: Royal Caribbean Productions, Spring Awakening, RENT, 25th Annual...Spelling Bee, Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Les Miserables.

She is the Director of Theatre at Ross High School, and has worked as a Guest Teacher and Director with several theatre programs, in Cincinnati and Atlanta. She is a former Resident Artist at The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati and has performed with numerous local companies including Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre, The Carnegie, Fairfield Summer Theatre, and The Zoot Theatre Company in Dayton.

Ria's approach to acting combines her study of various acting techniques to help students find clarity of intention and a holistic understanding of character, while using physical techniques to help develop freedom of expression.


Samantha Bicknell - Voice Lessons:
Samantha Stapleton is thrilled to be joining the talented team of people here at the Madcap Education Center! She is currently the Choir and Voice Teacher at Summit View Academy in Kenton County Schools. When not teaching, she loves to perform in musical theater herself and has been a part of productions at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater. Please email her if you are interested in taking voice lessons at  Happy singing!




Keith Minnery - Drama & Guitar

Keith is happy to be teaching drama and private guitar lessons at the Madcap Education Center. Keith has taught general music and Choir for many years in both private and public schools in Ohio as well as Colorado. Keith recently taught Choir and Drama in Waynesville Schools including directing their seasonal shows, but is now happy to be teaching music so close to home at C.O. Harrison Elementary in the Oak Hills District. When not at work, Keith enjoys participating in Obstacle Course Racing and will be completing his first Spartan Trifecta this year.