Fairfield County Strings & Keyboards
Our Music Teachers

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has been involved in music her entire life. She attended Ohio University as an Education Major. Whenever possible, she would enroll in music courses that would enhance her playing and teaching skills. In 2006, she recognized a lack of orchestral string opportunities in our area and created Fairfield County Strings & Keyboards, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit outreach dedicated to providing string education to students of all ages. In recognition of her efforts, she was awarded the Red Cross Education Hero of the Year in 2014.

Currently, Mrs. Theller enjoys teaching beginning piano and violin to the youngest students served by FCS&K and she provides her violin students their first ensemble opportunities in the Popsicle Players.

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has been involved in music since the young age of 5. She began her musical journey under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Lisko of Capital University and Elaine Davies, instructor of The Suzuki Teaching Methods at Capital University. Upon completing the Suzuki program she moved forward to study with Mrs. Ruth Jean of Dennison University.

During her childhood years she auditioned for and performed with the Columbus Cadet Symphony and the Columbus Youth Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Robert Culver. At that time Lynne was the youngest member in the Columbus Cadet Symphony’s history. She also studied privately with Dr. Robert Culver of The Ohio State University and Dr. Howard Beebe of Ohio University.

In addition to private studies, she participated in many workshops, including the Samuel Applebaum clinics, regional orchestras, Ohio State Summer Music Workshop and music camps. In 1979, Ms. Theller-Kitchen performed on stage at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall with America’s Youth in Concert. A.Y.C. auditioned students from all over the United States, only selecting two per state to perform. After performing at Carnegie Hall, the orchestra spent 30 days touring Europe.   

As an adult, Lynne has performed with string chamber groups, pit orchestras for recording artists and played in two country music bands. In 2009 Ms. Theller-Kitchen began teaching private lessons with Fairfield County Strings & Keyboards in addition to playing with the chamber strings. She also coaches a performance quartet.

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Violist Vicky Capper, a long time resident of Granville, performs on both violin and viola in the Central Ohio area.  A graduate of Otterbein College and The Ohio State University, Ms. Capper has retired after a distinguished 38 year teaching career with Granville Schools where she directed over 240 students in six different ensembles.  Besides her extensive experience and expertise in pedagogy, Ms. Capper performs viola in the Sterling Ensembles and Wind and Wood Ensembles - both professional chamber music collaborations.   Other affiliate orchestras include the Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, Mansfield Symphony and the SouthEastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra.  She currently teaches private lessons on violin, viola, cello and string bass in the Granville and Lancaster areas.  When not playing music, Ms. Capper likes to garden, hike trails, and tend to her several kitties.


An adult piano student with Mary Anne Theller.  She retired from teaching special education after thirty-five years with Heath City Schools.  She now volunteers her experience and time writing grants, fundraising, cataloging and filing music in the Fairfield County String Music Library, and an assortment of activities to help Fairfield County Strings and Keyboards.  Sheila loves all kinds of music, kids, dogs, and art.