Mon-Thurs 11am to 8pm
Fri 11am to 5pm
Sat 10am to 5pm
Sun Noon to 5pm
Kathy Hassay – Piano and Voice
Kathy received a Bachelor of Music degree from Youngstown State University at the Dana School of Music, where she majored in Music Education and Piano and minored in Voice and Organ. She is an alumni of Sigma Alpha Iota, an honors music sorority.
Kathy taught music at Campbell Schools for many years before retiring. In addition to teaching, she is a member of “Christ the Good Shepherd Parish” choir, former organist at St. Elizabeth Parish, former organist and vocalist in the bands Kaleidoscope, Ice-n-Spice, and Adam TISHOV Orchestra.
In her spare time, Kathy enjoys gardening, animals, arts & crafts and nature.
Ralph Rich – Percussion
Ralph Rich began playing drums around age 4 on his father's drum set. In 1995, he enrolled in drum lessons at Hubbard Music and continued his studies through high school.
Ralph has been teaching at Hubbard Music since 2008. Ralph also co-heads the Rock Band program. In addition to the drums, Ralph plays guitar and piano. He currently drums for Demos Papadimos in his folk-rock band. When he's not drumming or teaching, Ralph works at The Purple Cat in Youngstown.
Jay Hinrichs – Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo
Jay Hinrichs has been playing guitar since he was 10 years old. He loves to study all kinds of music and is well versed in rock, blues, classical, jazz, country and metal. Jay played lead guitar in the country group The Robbie Jay Band and currently plays in the Hard Luck Kings, a local blues band. Jay has done studio session work for Ralph Rich, Chrissie McCree, and Katy Ann Timko.
Jay has been teaching at Hubbard Music since 2011. He also co-heads the Rock Band program. In addition to teaching, Jay is also Hubbard Music's full time guitar and string luthier. In his spare time, Jay spends time with his wife Annette and his son Vaughn, who is his best student.
John Rongo – Guitar
John Rongo has been teaching guitar at Hubbard Music since 1990. John began playing professionally while still in high school with a Motown based band called The Sounds of Soul, which went on to win several battle of the bands competitions. He did a short stint with the Youngstown-based band The Wispers. However, John is perhaps most notably known for his role in the successful 70's band Menagerie, a band that had a recording contract with Big Men Records, a night club, and a clothing store. The 80s were just as successful with bands Savannah, and The Works. John currently plays in the local cover band The Sensations every weekend. Aside from teaching and playing, John loves drinking coffee from his kitty cat mug.
Bobbi Hall – Brass
Bobbi Hall is a 2002 graduate of the Dana School of Music at YSU. She holds a BA in Music Education has been teaching privately for 22 years.
As the mom of two wonderful kids, Bobbi no longer has time for hobbies. She works as a substitute teacher and plays solo in church and for weddings.
Mike Oleksa – Woodwinds
Mike Oleksa studied at the Navy School of Music and YSU's Dana School of Music. He spent 7 years on the road with a show band and toured Europe with the USO. Freelance work has included Maureen McGovern, John Davidson, Kingston Trio, Tommy Tune, Crecuts (“Earth Angel”), Chordettes (“Mr. Sandman”), The Four Preps, Lawrence Welk Singers, jazz singer Nancy Wilson, Al Martino, Deana Martin (the daughter of Dean Martin), Art Mooney (“I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover”), and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.
Locally, Mike is a regular member of Easy Street Porduction, Don Burns Big Band, Nostalgia and record with Youngstown's original rock group The Sharkbites, whose recordings were played on local stations, college radio and England's BBC. Thirty years of teaching experience helps many of Mike's students win “first chair” in school bands and top honors in state contests. Mike Oleksa has been teaching at Hubbard Music since it's opening in 1990.
Hannah Mogg – Clarinet
Hannah graduated from Hubbard High School in 2015, where she participated in Marching Band, Concert Band and Symphonic Band. She now attends Youngstown State University and is a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority.
Traci Hines – Brass
Sam Dipre – Piano
My name is Sam Dipre Jr. I like pizza and the game of golf. I also love music – especially classical music! I started playing the piano when I was 18 years old and I have been incredibly passionate about it ever since. I am a piano performance major at the Dana School of Music, and I enjoy sharing my passion with others.
Hailey Baker – Flute
Hailey Baker is a Music Education major at Youngstown State University and a resident of Bristolville, Ohio who has been playing flute for 12 years. At Bristol High School, she was involved in concert band, jazz band, pep band, Solo & Ensemble contests, and received the John Philip Sousa Award in 2012. Hailey currently attends the Dana School of Music, where she studies with Dr. Kathryn Thomas Umble, Associate Professor of Flute. At Dana, Hailey is an active member of the Dana Flute Society, where she has been the treasurer for two years, and the YSU Marching Pride, where she has been on Leadership Staff for two years. Hailey's recent performances at YSU include the Dana Flute Ensemble recital, Flute Studio Solo Recital, YSU Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra.
Rebecca Shelton – Brass
Rebecca Shelton is a second year Music Education Major and Euphonium player at YSU. The daughter of two musicians, Rebecca has become well versed in all brass instruments, many woodwind instruments, piano and guitar. Rebecca is an active performer in ensembles such as the YSU Wind Ensemble and the Lowellville Mount Carmel Band, as well a a Euphonium Soloist. With fifteen years of piano experience, Rebecca dedicates time to accompany local high school choirs in addition to her peers at the Dana School of Music. Although young, Rebecca has had the opportunity to teach music to children of all ages and looks forward to sharing her knowledge as she grows as an educator.
Zach Connolly – Percussion
Zachary Connolly is currently pursuing a degree in Jazz Studies with an emphasis on drum set performance at the Dana School of Music at YSU. During his time at YSU, Zach has participated in the Jazz Ensemble 3, Jazz Ensemble 1, Contemporary Ensemble, Dana Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Frank Zappa Ensemble, Jazz Combos, Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble. Outside of that, Zachary participates in student groups such as the Youngstown Jazz Collective and Youngstown Percussion Collective. As a passionate student, Zach is also a passionate educator teaching private lessons to young students interested in learning the craft of music and percussion. Zachary is also the current recipient of the Robert Bulkley Memorial Scholarship for Jazz Drummers, which helps him pursue his musical and academic desires while studying at the Dana School of Music. Outside of school, Zachary plays many freelance gigs around the area spanning jazz and classical to rock and pop music.
Tyler Lisko - Guitar, Ukulele, Sax
Tyler attends Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music and majors in Saxophone Performance and Voice. Tyler sings lead vocals and plays guitar in the local original band Highland Rose. Tyler heads up our Group Ukulele Lessons at the Eastwood Mall.
Bobby Fritz - Guitar, Bass, Voice
Bobby Fritz is a singer/songwriter/guitarist with over 30 years experience playing in and around the Mahoning Valley, and also around the country. Bobby teaches all styles, specializing in rock, metal and shred styles. He has opened for acts like Saliva, Blue Oyster Cult, and Buckcherry to name a few!
Jordan Mastrangelo - Clarinet & Sax
Jordan Mastrangelo is in her senior year at the Dana School of Music of Youngstown State University. She is currently pursuing a music education degree with a focus in clarinet. At YSU, Jordan has been a part of the YSU Marching Pride, Dana Concert Band, YSU Wind Ensemble, Dana Clarinet Choir, multiple Dana Chamber Groups, Jazz Ensemble I, and has also performed with both Jazz bands as their vocalist. Outside of school, Jordan performs with the San Rocco Festa Band and Mt. Carmel band for multiple festivals and concerts.
Along with performing, Jordan is very involved in teaching around the area. She has worked with multiple high school marching bands such as East Liverpool, East Palestine, and her alma mater, Central Valley as their woodwind specialist. She has worked with Niles McKinley’s middle school beginner band and currently acts as the Assistant Band Director for the Mighty Mercer Mustang Marching Machine. If you’re free on a Saturday, come to a YSU football game to see her sing the National Anthem! She is excited to join the Hubbard Music team and has enjoyed teaching lessons so far.
Amanda Nottingham - Voice
Amanda Nottingham is a senior vocal music education major at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music. Singing is her passion. She was born and raised in Warren Ohio and went to LaBrae High School. Amanda has been taking voice lessons since she was nine years old. She has studied with Bill Crank, Jennifer Mosher, and Dr. Alan Mosher. Amanda is an active member of her church, The Leavittsburg Church of God. She is a volunteer youth leader and works with students in grades seven to twelve and loves working with youth and younger kids. Amanda leads the youth worship service every Wednesday night and sings at the Sunday morning worship services. In the future Amanda wants to become an elementary or high school music teacher.
“Singing takes me to a magical place I’ve never been to. Whether you sing professionally or just sing for fun, singing is happiness!”
Abigail McLaughlin - Violin, Viola, Cello