Esther Dixon, Piano

Esther is a recent graduate of Cedarville University receiving a Bachelors degree in Keyboard Pedagogy. The program at CU incorporates a working knowledge of a wide variety of teaching techniques, and breaks down the art of teaching into a scientific formula for any student. Pedagogy prioritizes creating tailored curriculum for the individual student based on their background, goals, and unique musical abilities. Esther has had the privilege of teaching piano to both children and adult students.

Her most recent performance accomplishment was her senior recital presented on December 2, 2023, where she performed the music of Beethoven, Dvoƙák, Rachmaninoff, and Robert and Clara Schumann. Esther also went on tour with the university’s Concert Chorale traveling through parts of Pennsylvania. By the time she graduates, Esther will have worked alongside other musicians in the presentation of multiple junior and senior recitals as an accompanist. She has served MTNA as the treasurer/secretary of the Cedarville University Collegiate Chapter since the Fall of 2022.

Claire Greene, Harp and Piano

Claire has performed across the US and around the world as a soloist and with professional ensembles. She began her studies at the Eastman School of Music and holds a MM in Harp Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and a BA in Harp Performance from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. Claire served two summers as harpist at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, MI. She lives in Centerville, OH with her husband, Ryan, their daughter, dog and cat. 

Throughout her teaching career in Texas and Ohio, hundreds of harp and piano students have been lucky to have Miss Claire as their teacher at the Centre for Musical Minds in Frisco, TX, the AramArt World Music & Art Institute in Plano, TX, and from her home studio in Centerville, OH. Claire also has experience teaching adaptive lessons for those with special needs.

Ryan Greene, Piano

Ryan holds a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Butler University. Before returning to Ohio, he served on the piano faculty for six years at the Centre for Musical Minds in Frisco, TX. Ryan also spent multiple summers teaching at Interlochen Arts Camp, the Butler Piano Camp, and the SMU Institute for Young Pianists. From 2016–2017 Ryan served as Adjunct Lecturer at Southern Methodist University.

In addition to teaching, Ryan is engaged with the music teaching community as Director of Membership Development & Affiliate Relations at Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit association headquartered in Cincinnati. In this position, Ryan works with a national staff and network of volunteers to develop music teaching-related programs, conferences, and resources that serve MTNA’s 17,000+ members across the country. His role also involves supporting more than 500 affiliated State and Local MTNA organizations.