Meet Marble Music's amazing teachers! All of our instructors are dedicated to providing high quality teaching and a positive learning environment for all of their students.  Each teacher comes to lessons prepared to teach, listen, encourage, and guide each student in his/her abilities both as a musician and as an individual. They strive to be creative and are willing to try a variety of learning strategies to meet their student’s needs. Each highly trained musicians and performers themselves, Marble Music teachers are always expanding both their own ability as well as their personal teaching pedagogies in the studio.


Julia Marble

owner, Suzuki violin teacher, conductor, performer

Julia Marble completed her B.S. in Education from Concordia University Nebraska in 2012 and her M.M. from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2016. She is a certified Suzuki violin teacher with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and continues to take teacher training sessions during the summer months. Besides founding Marble Music, she is also the artistic director for the Nebraska Youth Honor Choir, an adjunct professor at Concordia, and the secretary for the Seward Arts Council. She is also mama to Kyra Viola and spins her free time having dances parties in the kitchen, going for stroller walks, and practicing yoga. 

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Bethany Eckloff

voice instructor, Spotlight teacher, performer

Bethany Eckloff currently resides in Lincoln, Nebraska.  There she received her BA in both Music and Theatre from Nebraska Wesleyan University and her MM from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.  Most recently she was seen as the soprano soloist in the Axtell Oratorio Society’s Annual production of Messiah.  Favorite past roles include Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Lucy (The Telephone).  She also has experience in musical theatre, with roles including Margot (Legally Blonde) and Ado Annie (Oklahoma!). She leads the vocal program at Marble Music and is dedicated to helping students find their own unique voice through healthy vocal technique. 

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Riley Beranek

cello instructor

Riley Beranek leads the cello program at Marble Music. He is completing a degree in cello performance from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and performs with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra. He is also a founding member of the Amore String Quartet. Besides teaching, Riley also performs for weddings and events with Marble Music throughout the state.  

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Arianna Bohning

piano instructor, collaborative pianist

Arianna Bohining teaches piano at Marble Music and performs as a collaborative pianists for recitals as well as for weddings and events. Arianna received her Bachelor's degree in Music and International Studies from Iowa State. When she is not teaching at Marble Music, she is the collaborative pianist for the vocal music program at Schoo Middle School in Lincoln. She is an accomplished pianist, oboist, and artist.   

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Kasten Phares

guitar instructor

Kasten teaches acoustic, jazz, and classical guitar at Marble Music. He is completing a degree in guitar performance from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. When he is not teaching and performing, Kasten also helps others find their perfect guitar at Deitz Music in Lincoln.  

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