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Tom Buckley – Drums

Tom Buckley, Drums Instructor - Wyoming Fine Arts Center

Tom Buckley is one of the most in demand drummers in the Cincinnati area. While attending the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, he performed with a variety of small jazz combos, played in several of the school’s highly regarded musicals, and performed in both the Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Ensemble. He was the first recipient of the now annual Bob Bodley award and scholarship, which is given to the student who most exemplifies Bob’s characteristics of humility, creativity, and professionalism.

After graduating from CCM, he was chosen to be one of four students to travel to Brazil with professor Phil Degreg. Here, he taught classes on improvisation and studied with some of the masters of Brazilian music. He has been teaching private lessons regularly for four years, and he also has taught at music camps across the country and has worked with students of all ages. He is currently the head drum instructor of the Taylor High School Drum Line.

In addition to his busy teaching schedule, Tom regularly plays with some of the finest musicians in the area. He is a part of many groups including The Cincy Brass, the Rick Van Matre Quintet, the Chris Barrick Quartet, and the Joe Duran Nonet. He can be heard on several critically acclaimed releases including Cincy Brass’s 2011 release Ain’t Nuttin Louder, Kim Pensyl’s 2012 release Foursight, and most recently Rick Van Matre Quintet’s Lines Above (Summit Records).

Tom is from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he started playing percussion at age nine.

Upcoming Events

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Fall 2017! (it’s getting close!)

Fall is around the corner! Web updates for online registering are in the works. All classes prices are as listed. Registration fee of $25 for 1st child, and $12.50 for second child is added. Family members in excess of first 2 are not charged the registration fee.

Dates of programs:

Musik Kids – new this year – UNLIMITED CLASSES:

  • Fall Music and Movement: 9/5 – 12/12
    • Family Music (Ages 1-4) 35 min, child attends with parent or care giver ($195)
      • Monday 10 am
      • Tuesday 6 pm
      • Thursday 10 am
      • Saturday 10 am
    • Pre-Piano (Ages 4-1/2 – 6) 45 min, child attends alone. Parent comes for share-time at the end of class ($250)
      • Monday 10 am
      • Wednesday 4:15 pm
      • Saturday 10 am
  • Fall Group Piano: 8/26 (Ages 5-1/2 – 12) 60-65 min, 14 classes, 1 recital ($330)
    • New Beginner – Book 1 groups*
      • Tuesday 4:30 pm – Ms. Diane
      • Saturday 11 am – Ms. Diane
        • ** Prerequisites for New Beginner: 1) Pre-Piano classes here or equivalent elsewhere of 1-2 years, 2) Parent orientation and parent attending the class for Book 1 (1-2 years). If you are new to MK program, call Ms. Mary directly at 513-259-4459.
    • Continuing Books 2-5
      • Tuesday 4:30 – Ms. Mary
      • Wednesday 5 pm – Ms. Mary
      • Saturday 11 am – Ms. Mary
      • Saturday 12:15 – Ms. Diane

Art (Studio Art)

  • NEW: Preschool Art: 7 week sessions ($99.40)
    • Friday 10:00-11:00am
      • Fall: 9/22-11/3
      • Winter: 1/12-2/23
      • Spring: 4/6-5/8
  • Fall Quarter Elementary to HS
  • September 11-December 9 (12 weeks, off week 11/20-26)
  • Winter Quarter: January 15- March 24 (10 weeks)
  • Spring Quarter: April 2-May 26th (9 weeks)

Hip-Hop Dance

Musical Theater: Two Semesters, 14 and 17 weeks

  • Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6 pm
  • Fall: 9/6 – 12/13 (off 11/22), Show 12/13 @ 5:30  ($264.60)
  • Winter/Spring:  1/ 10 – 5/16 (off 3/28), Show: 5/16 @ 5:30 ($321.30)

Private Lessons and Suzuki Piano (can be joined at any time):

  • Fall: 8/14 – 11/5  (make-up week: 11/20-22)
  • Winter: 11/6 – 2/18 (make-up week: 2/19-25)
  • Spring: 2/26 – 5/27 (make-up week: 5/28-6/3)

Suzuki Violin, Viola and Cello; Orchestras (15 week terms):

  • Private lessons start: Tuesday, Sept. 5
  • Orchestras start: Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Kick-off: 9/14 (tentative)

NEW: Winter Camp 2018: Jan 2 – 5, 2018 (Tuesday to Friday) 

  • 9 am – 12 pm     Winter Break Musical Theater – Winter Wonderland! ($176)
  • 1 – 3 pm               Winter Break Art Bonanza – It’s the Holidays! ($116)
  • Before and after care available: 8:15 drop-off, 5:30 pick-up ($25 for the week)

NEW: Family Music Time OPEN HOUSE: Jan. 20, 10-10:50 am for ages 1-1/2 to 6 – FREE!

  • 10 am – instrument making
  • 10:15 – Move! Sing! Play!
    • Led by the early childhood music specialists of the Musik Kids program,this fun and interactive music-making time will delight you and your children.

NEW: American Girl Halloween Art Party: Saturday 10/14, 5-8 pm