let your creativity soar


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

View full calendar »

Alexander Technique Workshop 5/21

Got tension? Aches and pains?

Want to loosen up? Join us for an Alexander Technique Workshop with Shellie Cash, ATI certified instructor! For musicians and performance artists alike! Reduce pain, tension, gain freedom and ease of movement, and gain outcomes that reflect mindfulness and intentionality.

When: Sunday, May 21, 9 am – 5 pm (or 1/2 session in the AM 9-12:15 or PM 1:15 – 5)

Where: Wyoming Fine Arts Center Ballroom, 322 Wyoming Ave, Wyoming, OH 45215

Who: Singers, Musicians, Artists, Dancers, anyone who wants to improve body movement. **Ages 15 – 70.

Cost: $60 for the day | $40 half-day

$13.50 additional for lunch provided by Gabby’s Cafe.

**Ask about our Arts Educator and university student discounts (group rates available)


Call Claire at 513-948-1900 with any questions! Register below, call to register, or email us at registrar@musicartdance.org.

To learn more about the Alexander Technique and about Shellie Cash please visit www.ShellieCash.com

Shellie Cash is an accomplished Alexander Technique teacher and coach whose mission is to help others discover greater fulfillment and sustainability in their professional and personal journeys. For over 20 years, she has helped countless people address a wide range of life challenges and realize significantly higher levels of performance and functioning. Shellie assists them in learning to “undo” habitual patterns of moving and thinking that limit performance, thereby allowing higher capability to emerge. From business executives seeking greater leadership impact to performing artists desiring effortless yet dynamic performance quality, the utility of Alexander Technique is far-reaching.


Registration with Lunch option is now closed. You may still walk down to Gabby’s or call in a pick-up from their regular menu.

To Register for FULL DAY WITHOUT LUNCH – $60:

To register, enter the number of spots you would like to reserve and click on “Add To Cart”

To Register for HALF DAY WITHOUT LUNCH – $40 (we’ll call you for am 9-12:15 or pm 1:15-5):

To register, enter the number of spots you would like to reserve and click on “Add To Cart”