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Teaches Percussion, Drum Set, Music Theory

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Teaches at:
Areas of Instruction

Percussion, Drum Set, Music Theory

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Youngstown Vegas Band, Girard High School Drumline Instructor, Jackson Milton Drumline Instructor


Bachelor of Music Performance - Youngstown State University, Private Lessons: Tom Freer (Cleveland Orchestra) & Garrett Arney (arx duo)

Levels Taught


Teaching Experience

9 years private percussion teacher, Drumline Instructor: Girard / Jackson Milton / Clarion University (Front Ensemble) / Crestview Local / Indian Creek / Cardinal Mooney / Matthews, Drum Circle Facilitator: Southside Fine Arts Academy & Youngstown After School Alliance

About Moriah

Moriah Gottschalk (Placer) holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance from Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music. Currently, she maintains a full time private teaching studio at Music & Arts in Canfield, Ohio. She also instructs and writes music as the Drumline Coordinator for both Girard and Jackson Milton high school drumlines, plays drumset with Youngstown Vegas Band, and maintains an active performing schedule throughout the area.

Through freelance work in the Northeast Ohio region, Moriah holds symphonic credits with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra and the Youngstown Scoring Stage. She has performed extensively with local theaters such as The Youngstown Playhouse, Salem Community Theater, The Strand Theater Initiative, New Castle Playhouse and various high school productions as a pit musician. She also served as drum circle facilitator for Southside Fine Arts Academy and the Youngstown City After School Alliance program.      

While a student at YSU, she studied percussion with Dr. Glenn Schaft and Dr. Elizabeth DeLamater. She has also studied with Tom Freer of The Cleveland Orchestra and Garrett Arney of arx duo. During her time at YSU, Moriah performed with the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Winds, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, and the Youngstown Percussion Collective touring ensemble. She served as section principal in the Wind Ensemble, principal timpanist in the Orchestra, and President of the Youngstown Percussion Collective.

Canfield Music & Arts 330-533-3600 CANFIELD OH