A native of Cleveland Ohio, Ian Wenz enjoys an active and versatile career as both educator and freelance performer throughout Northeast Ohio. An accomplished flutist, Ian has performed in various ensembles, solo, and chamber music recitals both locally and throughout the United States. Ian earned a Master of Music degree in flute performance from the University of Akron under the tutelage of George Pope and Jane Berkner where he also served as a graduate teaching assistant. Ian is also dedicated teacher and his students encompass all ages and levels, from beginner to advanced. He teaches privately for Lakewood City School District, Saint-Edward High School and is on staff at the Hudson School of Music in addition to maintaining an active home-based studio. He is thrilled to be a part of OPA and to share his experience and love of music with students both in private lessons and in a classroom setting. He hopes to inspire and motivate students to acquire skills not only to help them succeed as a musicians but as individuals.