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German Village Music Haus is your One-Stop-Shop for all your music needs. Buy your instrument, amps, parts, accessories here, have your instrument repaired and even take lessons from one of our teachers here at GVMH!

Instrument Repair & Setup Bill Foley has been repairing instruments for over 25 years and has an international reputation as a luthier. Whether your prized guitar or bass is vintage or modern, Bill has the expertise to get it done right and at a fair price.


We have a number of teachers on staff that can help you become a better player. Click on their pages to get a better idea of who they are and how they can turn you into a better player and better musician!

Steve Mitchell – Guitar

Steve Mitchell has played professionally for over 30 years and has taught for over 20. If you’d like to reach Steve, click here.

Frank Harrison – Guitar

Frank Harrison considers himself to be a player who teaches. Being self-taught, he has constructed a unique approach. If you’d like to reach Frank, click here.

Bob Catapano – Guitar – In Memoriam

Bob passed away on September 29th, 2007. He is missed…

Mike Shoaf – Bass

Mike Shoaf teaches bass at the GVMH and has been playing professionally for 37 years. He spent 3 years as a studio musician in Los Angeles. Mike has performed in bands with RCA Records, Buddha and private stock labels.

If you’d like to reach Mike, click here.

Jimmy Castoe – Drums

Have been a professional drummer for 29 years. Considered a master of musical styles including jazz, pop, funk, progressive, blues, rock, roots, country, etc. Have taught all skill levels and age groups, from professional drummers to six-year-olds.

Cornell Wiley – Bass – In Memoriam

Gone but never forgotten–Cornell Dozier Wiley was German Village Music Haus’ resident bass expert. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Cornell was a member of the legendary Dozier Boys. Cornell opened the first jazz school in Columbus, Ohio in the early 70’s.

In 1976, Cornell joined the staff of Capital University and taught there for eleven years before moving to Denison University in Granville where he taught until recently.

Click Here for an extended Dozier Boys Biography.