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Glendale School of Musical Arts


The Glendale School of Musical Arts is a lifelong dream fulfilled in the lives of its founders, Geary & Sherry Randall. Starting in March 2018 finding space in the village of Glendale, Geary established the name “Glendale School of Musical Arts Inc.”, and with lots of help from his brother, Gerald Randall, he set off on his new journey of creating a music school. Along with their daughter Kelsey, they have always strived to promote excellence in the music in their lives, whether it be through church worship, public school education, or the opera/music theater stage where they have many years of combined experience. Their love of music teaching & performance has fueled their desire to share their gifts of music with others with the hopes of inspiring their musical talents & creativity.

Music has been proven over & again to be an unbelievably powerful tool that can lead to the discovery of oneʼs creative gifts & abilities. Studies have shown that music study can enhance personal skills & nurture childhood development such as listening, memorization & social skills, language & reasoning development, increased IQ, and improved test scores. Only through the dedication of well trained teachers who truly care about nurturing the talents & creative gifts of its students can a school such as the Glendale School of Musical Arts build its foundation. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality of music lessons & classes found in the greater Cincinnati area.



Located in the historic village of Glendale, our address is 240 East Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45246.

Downtown Cincinnati: From I-75, take Exit 15 Sharon Rd and go west for 1 mile. We are located on your right side next to the Charles Salon.

From I-275: Take exit 42 and go approximately 2 miles on Princeton Pike to the intersection of Princeton Pike & Sharon Rd. Turn left on Sharon Rd. (at the Grand Finale restaurant) and go about 1/2 mile and we are on your left side across from the Jack Rabbit store.

From Fairfield, Ohio: Take take Rt. 4 south through Springdale until you come to Sharon Rd. Turn left on Sharon Rd. and we are approximately 1 mile on your left side.


Sunday - Closed

Monday-Friday - 10 am-6 pm

Saturday - 10 am-3 pm

Our Teachers

Geary Randall

Geary Randall is a lifelong resident of the Cincinnati area where he is the oldest of eight children in the Randall family.  He began his piano studies at the age of 7 where he studied with John Quincy Bass and Madame Olga Conus in Cincinnati, and then later on in collegiate music studies with Wilfred Adler (Missouri State University), Richard Morris (CCM), and Maurice Hinson (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary). His love of improvisation also led him to study jazz with the late great Frank Vincent in Cincinnati.  He earned his Bachelor of Music degree at Missouri State University where he studied voice with Dawin Emanuel & Samuel Gordon.  His graduate music studies include voice study with Andrew White, George Gibson, Gary Kendall, & Hubert Kockritz.  


Mr. Randall has had a wealth of experience as a multi-talented performer & musician both on & off the stage.  As a bass soloist, he has performed in Bluebeard’s Castle (Bluebeard), Tosca (Scarpia), Don Giovanni (title role), and Die Zauberflote (Papagena).  In the field of oratorio he has been a featured soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St. Matthew & St, John’s Passions, and sang the bass solo in the world premiere of Symphony No. 5, “Canticles of America” by Robert Ward with the Butler Philharmonic Orchestra.  As a pianist, he has performed in many cities in the United States as a soloist as well as serving as an accompanist for soloists and choral groups. 


His lifelong career in the field of church music led him to serve over 40 years as a music/worship director for churches in the Cincinnati area such as Landmark Baptist and most recently for the Kenwood Baptist Church, where he retired in June 2017.  Among his many duties as a church director were directing various choir groups & instrumental ensembles, arranging for choirs, small instrumental groups & full orchestras, and directing many special productions for Christmas & Easter holidays.  One of his greatest joys was in directing & producing 20 years of the KBC Living Christmas Tree shows in Cincinnati!  Many have commented on Geary's versatility as a pianist, including the late Maynard Ferguson who praised him for his unique keyboard stylings in jazz and popular songs.  Geary has written & published several sacred songs for SATB choir and continues to work on composing & arranging choral & instrumental arrangements for publication.  


Mr. Randall has privately taught hundreds of area pianists and singers who have continued on into music careers as singers, church worship directors & teachers themselves.  He teaches  private lessons in classical, opera, music theater, and pop/rock styles of voice, and also classical, jazz & popular piano styles & improvisation.   


Geary is thrilled to serve as the executive director of the Glendale School of Musical Arts and sincerely hopes that his love & zeal for music will be communicated through his teaching of his students there.  

Sherry Randall

Originally from the Springfield, Missouri area, Sherry has been a resident of the Cincinnati area since 1974.  She attended Missouri State University and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education degree at Edgecliff College in Cincinnati (now part of Xavier University) majoring in violin & voice.  She earned her Master of Music degree in conducting and pursued further doctoral music studies at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, where she studied with notable conductors such as Elmer Thomas, John Leman, Terry Murai, and Robert Hornyak.  She also studied violin with Constantine Kiradjieff & Ronald Koniecka, and voice with Samuel Gordon, Franklin Bens, Hubert Kockritz, & Barbara Honn.  In addition to her classical music studies, she studied alternative music styles with greats such as Darol Anger, John Blake, Matt Glaser, and Julia Lyon Lieberman.


Mrs. Randall has been a lifelong career music educator in the Cincinnati area and has over 35 years of public school choral & orchestral teaching experience in the Princeton, Indian Hill, Mariemont, and most recently in the Fairfield City Schools, where she had over 120 students involved  in the orchestra program grades 9-12.  She established the first string program ever in the Mariemont City Schools and has also received over 25+ years of superior ratings in the Ohio Music Educator Association state orchestra & solo & ensemble contests.  She has been selected as a clinician for several OMEA conferences through the years on the subject of recruiting & building public school orchestras. In music theater, she has personally directed the stage productions & pit orchestras of over 40 Broadway musicals, of which her personal favorites were the Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, and Les Miserables, which won her students the “Best Pit Orchestra” Cappie Award in Cincinnati.  Her student groups have performed for the OMEA conventions and have traveled all over the United States earning performance awards in festivals & competitions in cities such as New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Disney World-Orlando, San Antonio, Toronto, Virginia Beach, and even on Royal Caribbean cruises.  


As a stage performer, Mrs. Randall remains active in the Cincinnati area as a singer, violinist & violist and has performed in the Cincinnati Community Orchestra, the Butler Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vocal Arts Ensemble.  Her love of music theater earned her roles in several Cincinnati Music Theater and Footlighters Stained Glass Theater productions in the greater Cincinnati area.  She considers teaching music to her students to be one of the greatest joys in her life and is thrilled to see her students grow & develop into wonderful musicians and young adults.  

Kelsey Randall

Mezzo-Soprano Kelsey Randall is excited to begin teaching at the Glendale School of Musical Arts. Kelsey holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she also received her Bachelor of Music degree. She has a great passion for performing repertoire ranging from opera to musical theatre, and lives a life enriched by music. She has performed as a soloist with the Hamilton- Fairfield Symphony Orchestra’s Haydn Creation oratorio performance in April 2016, and most recently performed the role of Zita in an Indiana University production of Gianni Schicchi directed by Carol Vaness.


In her undergraduate career, Kelsey performed in a scenes class directed by Sylvia McNair in which she sang the role of Carmen in the Bizet Card Trio. Kelsey has sung in numerous opera choruses with IU Mainstage Opera Theatre including Cendrillon, Falstaff, Cosí fan tutte and Florencia en el Amazonas. This past November, she participated in a 200 voice choir under the baton of atonal composer Krzysztof Penderecki to sing his St. Luke Passion at Indiana University. Although she has dedicated years of her study to classical repertoire, she is no stranger to the musical theatre world. She has performed in many theatrical productions in the tri-state area including Jason Robert Brown’s Parade with the Kentucky Footlighters for which she won an OCTA theatre excellence award. Kelsey is equally devoted to teaching voice, beginning piano and beginning violin to students of all ages.

Our Affiliations 





OFMC-Ohio Federation of Music Clubs


We’d love to hear from you!

240 East Sharon Road | Glendale, OH | 45246 |

Tel: 513-772-3333

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