Our Mission

To create an inclusive community of music explorers and empower teachers to build sustainable careers.

Who We Are

Our mission is everything to us. It drives who we are and where we’re going. Read our post about what it means to us and how we use it to make decisions >>

Musicologie was started by husband and wife Kay and Joseph Barker in their house and we’re now the largest music education company in Ohio with six studios in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati and a team of 80+ amazing teachers with diverse backgrounds and specialties.

What We Do

We help people become better musicians. We are unabashedly passionate about music – teaching, performing, recording, everything! We teach almost every instrument and specialize in one-on-one private lessons for kids and adults. We also do group classes, events, in school presentations, summer camps, workshops, and we write articles, like this one about the teaching methods we use in our toddler class.

Our Teaching Philosophy

Every student is different with their own goals, abilities and musical tastes. We create an individualized experience that’s comfortable and positive, making sure that every lesson is both fun and challenging. We also know that learning an instrument is hard work and can get frustrating. We’re here to develop our students’ skills and passion at the same time and will fight through the challenges with them! We also believe great music lessons should be available to everyone, so we offer scholarships through our project, The Musicologie Fund.