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About Oliver Pontius

Oliver Pontius
Oliver Pontius
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Columbus, OH
Speaks: English
Instructs: Piano
Education: BM in Jazz Studies
Performance Experience: Oliver has performed in the highest ensembles at CCM, including the Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Lab Band, Birth of the Cool Combo, Trad Jazz Combo, and Charlie Parker Ensemble. I have also played many paid gigs in many miscellaneous groups across Central Ohio.
Teaching Experience: 12 Years
Teaching Philosophy: The potential of every person is unlimited.

Get to know Oliver Pontius

Born in the rural, unincorporated community of Irwin, Ohio, Oliver started private lessons at four years old. He grew to pursue music at the collegiate level at The Ohio State University, where he studied under Mark Flugge and participated in and arranged music for several small ensembles at OSU while teaching a dozen private students of his own. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati's renowned College-Conservatory of Music, studying jazz performance and composition under Assistant Profesor of Jazz Steve Allee. This experience, coupled with his minor in Commercial Music Production courses, has culminated in a solid and engaging musical voice. In addition to teaching private lessons for Music and Arts in central Ohio, Oliver also performs regularly with small ensembles in a wide variety of jazz styles, carrying on the midwest's colorful lineage of jazz music. 
Oliver Pontius teaches at:
178 Graceland Blvd
Columbus, OH 43214
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