4845 Ridgerun Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43229
(614) 847-1620


Master of Arts-Percussion Pedagogy, The Ohio State University, June 1988
Bachelor of Music-(Magna Cum Laude) Music Education and Jazz Performance, Capital University, May 1982 

Percussion/Jazz Piano Instructor, Kenyon College, 2002-2013
Responsibilities include teaching applied percussion and jazz piano. 

Percussion Instructor, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1998-2003
Responsibilities include teaching applied percussion, directing the University Percussion Ensemble, and teaching assignments in music education, music theory, and keyboard harmony/functional piano. 

Teacher, Diocese of Columbus, 1989-1998 
Responsibilities included Instrumental music, Choral music, Liturgical music, Music Theory/History classes and co-direction of musical productions at Bishop Hartley High School. Within the music theory program, studies were offered in jazz/ethnic music, beginning composition, and MIDI technology. Additional assignments have included music in Hartley's feeder school programs and at Wehrle High School and feeder programs until its 1991 closing. 

Graduate Teaching Assistant, The Ohio State University, 1986-88
Responsibilities included co-direction of Percussion Ensemble, teaching percussion methods for music education majors, music methods for elementary education majors, and applied instruction in percussion instruments for music majors and minors. 

Teacher, Diocese of Columbus, 1984-86
Responsibilities included instrumental and choral direction and business education at Wehrle High School and instrumental music instruction at Our Lady of Peace, St. Michael's, and St. Brendan's Elementary Schools. 


Organist/Leader, "LDB3" Hammond B3 jazz quartet, 2001- 
Organist/Pianist, “Soul Satyr” blues band 2005-
Pianist- “Johnny Mack Big Band” 2007-
Drummer/Pianist-(sub)“Cyndi Black Big Band” 2007-
Pianist (sub)-Benny Goodman Big Band” 2008
Pianist (sub)-“Harry James Orchestra” 2008
Pianist (sub)- “Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra 
Drummer, "The Walt James Band", progressive rock band, 2001- 2006
Pianist, "QED" jazz trio, 1998- 
Pianist, Paragon Music, 1998- 
Pianist, Capital Club, 1995-present (alternate) 
Freelance percussion/keyboards-various groups and solo performance; 1980-present 
Drummer, “Uncle Fester” band 2014-
Drummer, "Cheesequake" Dance Band 2002-2005 
Drummer, "Moxie" jazz ensemble 1995- 2002
Pianist, Local 404 "Jericho Big Band", Dover, Ohio; 1979-81 



“For Hep Cats”, Linda Dachtyl, Chicken Coup Records, ©2008-Hammond B3 organ
“No Slackin’”, Soul Satyr, ©2007-Hammond B3 organ, piano
“Compass and a Pen”, Elisa Nicolas ©2007-Hammond B3 organ, piano
“Comfort Me”, Al Smyth ©2007-keyboard
“Blue Bop”,Linda Dachtyl, Chicken Coup Records ©2006-Hammond B3 Organ
"Arrival", The Walt James Band, © 2003 - drums and synthesizer 
"Amethyst Dreams" Linda Dauwalder-Dachtyl © 2001 - synthesizer and percussion


RECORDING STUDIO: percussion/keyboards

Pterodactyl Studio-Columbus
Magic Garden Studio-Delaware
Rome Music Studio;-Columbus
Blue Moon Recording Studio-Columbus
Musicol Recording Studio-Columbus



Station ID Music for Ohio Government Television, 2004 
Music composer, "Widdershins" music drama, © 2001 
Staff composer, Amish Heartland Productions, 1993-present 
Incidental music for dramatic plays, "Dracula" © (1993), "A Midsummer Night's Dream" © (1996), "Romeo and Juliet" © (1997) 
"Caribbean Seabreeze", for percussion ensemble, Permus Publications, © 1987 
"Ice Cream Suite Rag", for marimba ensemble, Permus Publications, © 1983
Freelance commercial jingle writing


Percussionist, Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra (COSO), 1997-present 
Percussionist, Welsh Hills Orchestra, 1995-2003 
Percussionist, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, 1997 
Guest Conductor, Women in Music-Columbus Orchestra, 1994 
Percussionist/Vocalist, St. Christopher's Choir, November 1993 (Performed in audience ceremony for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican) 
Percussionist, Columbus Light Opera, 1992- 
Percussionist, Ballet Met , 1992 
Percussionist, Opera Columbus Orchestra, 1988-1991 
Percussionist, Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, 1987
Timpanist/Percussionist, Women in Music -Columbus Orchestra, 1987-88; 1994-1999 
Percussionist, Local 404 AFM concert band, Dover, Ohio; 1979-81 
Percussionist, Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra, 1977-78 
Freelance Percussionist, various area churches, chamber music and solo performance


“Listen for the Jazz Award” Linda and Cary Dachtyl Hot Times Festival, 2006
Phi Kappa Lambda Honor Society, The Ohio State University, 1988 
All-Ohio Collegiate Jazz Ensemble, piano, 1988 
Cuyahoga Community College Jazz Festival-Soloist Award, piano, 1982 
Cuyahoga Community College Jazz Festival-Composition Award, 1982 
Akron Jazz Festival-Soloist Award, Vibraphone, 1981 
Kappa Alpha Pi Honor Society, Capital University, 1981-2 
Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Scholarship, Capital University, 1980


American Federation of Musicians Local 103 
Percussive Arts Society
Columbus Blues Alliance





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