Piano

Air House offers both traditional classical piano lessons as well as non-traditional, pop-music piano lessons. Lessons are offered for young children through adults and are customized to meet the needs and interests of the students.

For young children, Air House has teachers with specific training in elementary and pre-elementary education. Lessons for very young children can even be a combination of piano and basic musical skills and appreciation. Our teachers are very good in working with children, so you can feel confident that your child will have a positive learning experience.

We have a wonderful selection of accomplished classical piano teachers. Traditional classical piano instruction is available for all ages and skill levels.

For students that are interested in other styles of piano playing, we offer instruction in pop, rock, R&B, jazz, worship, blues and more. In addition to learning to read music, students can learn to read chord charts, play by ear and improvise.

Air House also offers songwriting and composition lessons on the piano. Several of our teachers are accomplished composers and songwriters with the skill and passion to help students learn how to compose their own music!

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You can also email info@airhousemusic.com or call 316-613-3378 for Piano lesson information.

Lessons

Lessons

Private music lessons in Wichita, KS. Air House has the top teachers in the area, offering piano, guitar, voice, drum, bass, saxophone lessons and more.

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Ensemble

Performance

Our House of Rock program gives students the opportunity to play in a band with their peers, express their creativity and perform at live music venues.

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Studio

Studio

Air House Studio is a hybrid analog/digital recording studio located in Wichita, KS, offering services in recording and mixing. From a demo to a full length album, Air House can help you achieve your sonic goals!

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109 S. Ridge Rd.
Wichita, KS 67209
316-613-3378

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Asher Isaac Piano, Trumpet, Voice

Asher Isaac is a graduate of Friends University, with a BA in Music. After studying for most of his college career to teach in high schools as a music education major, he changed in his last year to a Bachelor of Arts to focus more on individual education and private lessons. Asher was a part of several different ensembles in college, including the Singing Quakers, and the Jazz Vocal group at Friends University. Professionally, he has performed with local vocal Jazz ensemble Dreamliners, as singing with the Wichita Chamber Chorale since 2017.

Asher has a passion for music theatre, and has performed both on the stage, as well as in the pit. He has played lead trumpet for several production by CYT, as well as Sunrise Christian Academy. Asher has since transitioned to being the vocal music director for CYT and it’s successor, CPT. He teaches music classes there, as well as directing the pit for shows.

Asher loves teaching, and sharing the gift of music with students of all ages, and is excited to teach with Air House Music Academy, and spread the joy of learning even more!

Brenna Beeson Piano, Trumpet, Voice

Brenna offers lessons in piano, trumpet, and voice. At the age of 6, she discovered her connection to the piano. From there, she began her studies, eventually expanding them at Wichita State University. She started teaching privately her first year of college, 8 years ago, and has taken on students of all ages & learning abilities ever since. Outside of teaching, she has been writing, recording, and performing.

“With music, we paint upon the blank canvas that is silence. When I look at the keys of the piano, I see a playground of unlimited possibilities~ A vast universe to explore what hits us deep in the core and creates a unique essence I have yet to experience outside of the world of music and sound. Within this space, as we learn the fundamentals, we joyfully explore and decide what colours and shapes to form.
I absolutely LOVE working with individuals to discover what brings them that spark of pure joy, awe, and wonder. Music is not a chore, but a seemingly vital tool for therapeutic expansion. I look forward to embarking on this journey with you!”

~Brenna Beeson

Charisse Tierney Piano, Clarinet

Charisse has 15 years of experience as a piano and clarinet teacher. A native of Kansas, she participated in many of the local music ensembles and events that are still active today, including the Wichita Youth Symphony and the KMEA All State Orchestra. An Anderson Concerto Competition winner on two separate occasions, Charisse has also appeared as a soloist with the Hutchinson Symphony on both piano and clarinet.

Charisse holds a bachelor of clarinet performance degree from Wichita State University, and a master of clarinet performance degree from the prestigious New England Conservatory in Boston. 

Charisse has attended many of the world’s foremost summer music festivals, including Interlochen Arts Camp, Aspen Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, and Tanglewood Music Center, where she performed alongside and studied with members of the Boston Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Colorado Symphony and other major symphony orchestras.

Charisse has extensive experience in orchestral, chamber music, and solo performance. Other honors include being a prize winner at the International Clarinet Association solo competition, being named a Yamaha Young Performing Artist, and performing with the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida, under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas.

In more recent years, Charisse has enjoyed running piano and clarinet studios of various sizes, successfully guiding students through auditions and competitions, and holding studio recitals so all of her students can perform in a welcome and safe setting. She has had numerous students receive outstanding ratings at regional and state level solo contests, earn a seat in the district and all state ensembles, and win such honors as first prize in the Hutchinson Symphony’s Anderson Concerto Competition.

When she isn’t teaching or accompanying, Charisse stays busy at home in West Wichita with her husband and seven children, who have all provided her with great insight into how to teach different personalities and temperaments and how to fit studying a musical instrument into the daily rigors of family life.

Contact us to schedule lessons with Charisse

Connor Siler Piano, Drums

Connor Siler offers piano and drum lessons. He’s a performing musician with four years of teaching experience in the Wichita and Kansas City area. Performance groups have included Lisa Hittle Jazz Plus combos, Soulstice, the Nathan Borton trio and numerous churches.  Additionally, Connor is an accomplished accompanist for choir and vocal and instrumental soloists. Some of his notable performances include performing at the annual JEN Conference, KU Jazz Festival and the Kansas Music Educators Association conference. 

While teaching as a private piano and percussion instructor, Connor’s students have learned how to play classical, jazz, pop, rock and a variety of latin styles of music. Students of Connor have performed in recitals and competitive contests, playing at high levels. 

Through his four year stay at Friends University, Connor received a double performance major in Classical Piano and Jazz Drum Set. This fall, Connor will be pursuing a Masters of Education through Wichita State.

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Dawn Moore Piano, Voice

Dawn Moore is a professional piano and voice teacher with over 15 years’ experience teaching students of all ages.  Currently, she is the music teacher at a private school in Wichita, Kansas. She has been a professional musician for a variety of local churches as well as a musical coordinator for a national non-profit organization.

Originally from New York, she received her B.A. and her Master’s Degree in Music from Syracuse University.  As a professional vocalist, Dawn was on tour as a vocalist with national recording artist Luther Vandross.

She teaches a vast range of music genres from classical to contemporary, performance vocals, and fundamentals of music.

When Dawn is not teaching, she enjoys camping and fishing and one day, she would really love to catch “the big one that got away!”

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Joel Cachero Guitar, Piano

Joel studied Jazz guitar and received his B.M. M.M. from Wichita State University in 2012 and became certified to teach Pre-K – 12 music education at Black Traditional Magnet Elementary. He plays in a variety of styles including classical, jazz, rock and pop music. Joel specializes in teaching music theory, music technology; including production and and home recording. Joel has been teaching since 2006 and has experience working with students of all ages and development levels. He also specializes in teaching students with disabilities and has several students with exceptionalities. His passion for music and teaching inspire his students to develop into sensitive, inspired musicians.

Keith Martin Piano, Saxophone, Voice

Wichita Kansas native, Keith “Marlo” Martin, is a multi-talented powerhouse. The ultimate triple threat, Keith is a premier vocalist, saxophonist, and pianist.
As an international touring musician, Keith has shared stages with Alicia Keyes, Najee, Al Green, Sheena Easton, and a host of others. For five years, Keith toured the world with “Bruce In The USA”, the premiere Bruce Springsteen tribute band playing the role of “The Big Man”, saxophonist Clarence Clemons.
Soon after finishing the tour, Keith decided to produce his own tribute show in Las Vegas honoring one of his idols, the late Luther Vandross. The show, “Power of Love”, sold out every night for the duration of its run.
Over the last 15 years, Keith has taken his talent worldwide with many tours of Asia. He has performed on stages in Macau, Hong Kong, Beijing, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka. While overseas, Keith taught voice, saxophone, and piano to international students.
After relocating back to the USA in 2020, Keith started working on his third studio album, “Love Island”. He is also the current Minister of Music at a local Wichita, KS church.

Kurt Aiken Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Mandolin, Piano, Ukulele

Kurt teaches guitar, banjo, bass, mandolin, ukulele, and piano lessons. Coming from a family of talented musicians, he grew up with a love for music and especially music performance. He wrote his first tune on the piano at eight years old and that sparked a creative drive that never left. Although piano was his first love, the guitar seemed to be calling him and he dedicated himself to the instrument. Practicing for hours each day in his dorm room as a Kansas University engineering student and track and field athlete, Kurt began learning all the styles of American music. Engineering wasn’t his future. He knew that his true calling was to be a musician, so he began playing gigs around Lawrence, Kansas. In those days he played mostly for little or no money, but the early gigs were the beginning of his career as a professional musician that has lasted over two decades and counting.

Kurt had always known that his passion in music was to express himself through improvisation but mostly in the rock and blues tradition up to that point. Then one fateful day he walked into a little pizza joint in Lawrence, Kansas not expecting his life to change. The music playing on the sound system was unlike anything he’d ever heard. That was the very first time he heard John McLaughhelin, Al DiMeola, and Paco de Lucia. They were playing some sort of flamenco jazz guitar fusion and Kurt was mesmerized with the sound. The album was “A Friday Night in San Fransisco”, which he promptly purchased and set out to learn every note the three masters had played. This was the start of his love affair with jazz music. The complex harmonies and rhythms and the freedom to be creative were a perfect fit for his musical capabilities. Kurt went on to study jazz guitar performance at Wichita State University under the guidance of the great Craig Owens who would become his mentor and a major influence on Kurt’s music. To this day the two guitarists can be seen playing in Craig’s avant-garde jazz group, Bodo Ensemble, along with other heavy hitters in the jazz arena. Dale Black, one of the nation’s premier bass players, is the arguably the most famous band member, but there are so many others. Brian Mueller, Andrew Bishop, Jeff Stidham, and many other accomplished musicians trace their roots back to Bodo Ensemble. The band is a breeding ground for great jazz players. Kurt has also performed with funk legend Rudy Love, Steve McClure of Garth Brooks fame, and the well known actress/singer Cindy Summers to name a few. Showing his versatility, Kurt can also be heard playing some nice keyboard in the R&B, soul group Blue Eyed Soul, and regularly works as a session guitarist in Wichita Kansas.

Even though performing and recording music for a living is a dream come true for Kurt, he wouldn’t be complete without sharing the joy with others. He is experienced teaching piano, guitar, bass, and ukulele lessons. He seems to get more joy helping his students attain their musical goals than even working on his own, and it shows. Kurt has been at it so long that these days he is teaching many of his former student’s children, and he keeps himself busy teaching a studio of about 50 students per week. He is very excited about getting the students up in front of an audience, when they are ready, and he frequently organizes recitals for them to get their feet wet. In fact, many of Kurt’s students have gone on to become pro musicians themselves. A true musician’s musician, Kurt Aiken loves to share his talents with the world through both performance and education.

To schedule lessons with Kurt, contact us!

 

Marial Isaac Voice, Piano, Strings

Marial is a voice and strings teacher at Air House. She is a recent Friends University graduate and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Vocal Performance emphasis. Music is an essential part of her life, faith and connection to the world.

Her inspiration is drawn from a variety of experiences. At Friends University she performed vocally as a member of the Singing Quakers, the vocal jazz ensemble and was involved in musical theatre and opera. She also performed as a violinist in the Chamber and Community orchestras. She has traveled to Germany for opera chorus work and was also able travel to Costa Rica with the Singing Quakers. She teaches because she loves connecting with people and helping them learn. She seeks to foster a love for singing through growing students as healthy singers and as artists.

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Mary Beth Byers Voice, Guitar, Piano, Trumpet

Mary Beth “Izzy” Byers is a Kansas-based vocalist, trumpet player, and composer, with experience in guitar and piano as well. She started singing as soon as she could talk and found her passion for songwriting as a freckle-faced youngster. Miss Byers has had many experiences, including opening for Pentatonix, performing at the New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp, and sharing the stage with many stars in jazz, including Connaitre Miller of Afro Blue.

After starting her local music career, she decided to go on the World Race, an organization that allowed her to volunteer in 11 countries over 11 months. Little did she know how many passionate musicians she would meet. Eventually, she uncovered a fresh love of music, performing on 3 different continents, numerous countries,  and rediscovering joy for her career path.

Mary Beth, who writes and performs music under the psuedo-name Izzy, has also performed onstage during the Panama Jazz Festival in Panama City, Panama, and for numerous events during her times of travel. She has also instructed numerous students with language barriers, health challenges, and other challenges, but has successfully learned ways to teach musicians from many different backgrounds and cultures all around the world.

She released a new album in 2019 entitled Discovering Home. This album highlights her travels, experiences, and growth as a woman and a musician.  Miss Byers is thankful and honored to join the Air House family and is looking forward to sharing her gifts and passions with all students.

Contact us to schedule lessons with Mary Beth

 

 

Paul Fowler Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Voice

Paul Fowler is has a diverse skill set, offering guitar, piano, ukulele, and voice lessons. Paul was born and raised in Wichita, KS and has spent the last 15 years writing, performing, recording, and teaching.

He has a passion for showing students what is possible if they focus and fall in love with their music.  He has an unorthodox way of teaching with incredibly fast results for those who LOVE music.

“There is a better way to explore an instrument than the way our parents learned… and quit. Learning should always be engaging and always focus on exactly what the student wants to learn. We didn’t learn the alphabet before we began to speak, so why would we learn notes before we play. It’s time to have fun! 

Finding your voice or expression through an instrument is one of the most rewarding areas of growth in a persons life. It is so integral to finding your true voice and being able to sing and play with the your greatest dynamic range. Music is about joy, and integrating that joy into your life!”

– Paul Fowler

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Seth Carrithers Bass, Guitar, Piano

Seth offers lessons in electric bass, double bass, guitar, ukulele, piano and music theory. He has been an active musician and music educator in Wichita, Kansas for over 20 years. As a double bassist working in various jazz ensembles, Seth has had the pleasure of playing with many notable musicians ranging from well-known locals such as Craig Owens and Sterling Grey, to internationally recognized recording artists such as Benny Golson and Jerry Hahn. Outside of the jazz world, Seth has worked in the studio with Grammy Award winning country music star Lynn Anderson.
While the double bass remains Seth’s primary instrument, he excels at the electric bass as well, and has utilized this skill as a staff musician at the Book of Acts Tabernacle of Praise Church for the past 15 years, and East Heights United Methodist church for the past 4 years. In addition to Seth’s various experiences both playing and teaching music, he holds a Master of Music Degree from Wichita State University.

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