Stylie Music Studio, 808 High St., Suites B, C and most recently D, is celebrating its 12th anniversary this fall.
Owner and instructor Matt “Stylie” Steidle said he fell in love with music when he was very young.
“I believe, in this life, I’ve been tasked with giving music to people in some way, whether it’s performing, teaching, writing a song for someone or helping people finish their songs,” he said. “I hold a lot of hats, but I’ve been blessed to touch so many people in music.”
Steidle said that 12 years ago, Stylie Music Studio was opened in one studio suite in downtown Worthington next to the Old Worthington Library, beside Huntington Bank.
“Thanks to the Worthington community, we’ve been able to grow not only musically but physically with this recent expansion to three studio suites,” he said. “I’m excited for people to discover how we can help them and for them to join the Stylie family.”
Steidle and instructors Nick Purcell and Mark Rhodes offer lessons for all ages ‒ one-on-one or with others ‒ for acoustic and electric guitar, piano, ukulele, vocal lessons, drum, electric bass, mandolin, songwriting, composition and music production, technology and theory.
Erin Strouse said she discovered Steidle from a local moms Facebook group and researched online to see if he might be a good fit for her sons, who were 6 and 8 at the time, to learn to play drums.
“They had taken some piano lessons but found Mr. Matt’s style to be altogether different ‒ laid back and winsome,” she said. “He has invited them to play all the instruments in his studio, which they find fascinating, and they have cultivated a love for learning music. It’s been a great fit for our family.”
“While his music appeals to all, he really is a musician’s musician,” said Eric Ross, a student. “As a friend and teacher, he inspires me to keep working at my craft, and his nuanced playing is a constant reminder that there is always something new to learn and explore.”
Steidle is not only an active Worthington community member (local husband, father, small-business owner and member of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce and Worthington Partnership); he also is a frequent performer for such Worthington events as the chamber’s Market Day, Picnic with the Partnership and Experience Worthington Sunday Fundays.
He also plays original rock, funk and soul music and crowd-pleasing favorites at Zaftig Brewery and other venues around Columbus and across Ohio, either as a solo acoustic act or with drummer Doug Schwarzwalder in the That’s The Breaks band.
For more information, go to styliestudio.com or call 614-668-2558.
Farm market on the move
The Worthington Farmers Market kicks off its winter market season at 9 a.m. Nov. 5 inside the Shops at Worthington Place, 7227 N. High St.
The winter season operates from 9 a.m. to noon through March.
A map for the layout of the indoor market is online at worthingtonfarmersmarket.com/market-map.
The winter market will be closed Nov. 26, Dec. 24, Dec. 31 and Jan. 7, 2023.
Christine Hawks, market manager, said market gift certificates are available for holiday gifting and proceeds from the redeemed gift certificates benefit the market producers.
“This is a convenient way to continue to support small and local businesses during the winter months,” she said.
The Worthington Farmers Market is an event of the Worthington Partnership, a Worthington-based, volunteer-supported nonprofit organization.
This article originally appeared on ThisWeek: Stylie Music Studio notes expansion after 12 years in business