Welcome to Musicologie in Lewis Center
Musicologie is the largest and fastest growing music school in Columbus. In fact, 143 new students joined us in just the last month! We understand how important a great teacher is to your musical journey. At our premiere music lessons studio in Lewis Center we match each student to a specific teacher to make sure you have a great experience learning your instrument right from the start.
Our Music Programs in Lewis Center
Musicologie Junior is a group class for toddlers and their parents, guardians or caretakers. At each 40 minute class, we’ll sing songs, move our bodies, dance to different styles of music, read sing-along books, and play lots of musical instruments while your child reinforces her naturally-developing senses of rhythm, melody, rhyme, speech, and movement! We’ll incorporate methods from Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Orff. Ages 0-5.
What to Expect
A 40 minute weekly class focused on experiential learning and introducing basic music concepts. Try your first class free >>
Private Lessons for Kids
Kids learn best when they're having fun. Our curriculum combines music your child is interested in, while also giving them the fundamental technique and theory they need. We start private lessons at about 5 years old. If you're not sure where to start, piano is a great instrument that teaches lots of musical basics. Our flexible program allows your child to switch instruments or teachers if their interest changes.
What to Expect
30 minute weekly lesson time. We'll match your child to a teacher and get started with a curriculum based on age and interests. We recommend you sit in on the lesson with your child for the first few weeks so you know what they're learning and how you can help at home. Get started here.
Private Lessons for Adults
We teach adults too! Whether you're a beginner, or have experience already, you'll feel at home learning at Musicologie.
What to Expect
A 30 minute weekly lesson time. The first lesson is an assessment lesson to get to know you, your interests and your goals. We also have events and concerts just for our adult students. Get started here.
Instruments We Teach in Lewis Center
Piano is a great instrument to start your musical journey. Because it’s visual and linear, it’s the simplest way to learn the building blocks of music. For young beginners, we usually recommend piano as a starting place.
Music Teachers in Lewis Center
Piano and Voice Teacher
Hannah Roberts is a recent graduate of Ohio University with a master’s in Vocal Performance. Throughout her academic studies, Hannah has appeared in a variety of productions. Hannah was recently seen singing the role of First Lady in Ohio University Opera Theater’s production of Die Zauberflöte and as a 2018 Vocal Academy Artist with Prague Summer Nights Young Artist Music Festival. In addition to solo work, Hannah also has an extensive background in choral music and has performed with ensembles such as the Capital University Chapel Choir, the Capital University Women’s Chorus, and the St. Joseph’s Cathedral Choir. Hannah holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Technology from Capital University.
Voice and Piano Teacher
Justin T. Swain (Fields) is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and a Master of Arts in Vocal Pedagogy where he was awarded “Most Outstanding Graduate Associate” and was a student of both Dr. Scott McCoy and Dr. Robin Rice. Justin served for two years as the vocal performance area’s administrative assistant and taught applied voice as a graduate teaching associate within the OSU School of Music. Prior to completing his graduate studies in music, he completed a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at Ohio State, and completed an Associate of Arts degree at Columbus State where he assisted in the piano lab and was awarded the prestigious “Man of the Year” award for his contributions to the campus through his volunteer work and with various student organizations.
A Columbus native, Justin has served as Opera Columbus’ Teaching Artist (2018), been featured in the Columbus Italian Festival (2012 & 2018), in concert with Harmony Project Columbus (2015), with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra (2016 & 2018), with Opera Project Columbus (Maestro Spinelloccio in Gianni Schicchi 2017), has given a number of public and private recitals, and has performed four world premiere works. Additionally, Justin has performed numerous times with Opera Columbus as a chorister, on the main stage (Baron Duophol in La Traviata 2016), as a member of their touring Education Outreach program for two seasons (2015 & 2017), Opera On The Edge (Marcello in La Bohème 2016), as a member of The Voice of Freedom touring performance group (2018-2019), and returns to perform this Autumn in Twisted 3, a collaboration with BalletMet and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (Pinellino in Gianni Schicchi 2019).
As an academic, Justin owns and maintains the free database of phonetic transcriptions, IPA Resource Center (IPAResourceCenter.com), has contributed the full breadth of digital transcriptions of vocalises for Dr. Robin Rice’s book, “Great Teachers on Great Singing,”available through Inside View Press (VOXPed.com), and hosts a Voice Science & Pedagogy Podcast (Voxologie.com).
With over six years of teaching experience, Justin specializes in working with adolescent and adult singers looking to prepare for collegiate studies in voice or productions, adult and child beginner to late intermediate piano studies, and both performers of classical and contemporary styles of music.
Justin’s teaching methods are best suited for those looking to prepare for a lifetime of music-making, truly understanding their instrument, enhancing their musical knowledge/competency, and who look to improve their overall technical ability and health through the study of classical and contemporary technique.
Piano, Drums and Guitar Teacher
Wesley graduated from University of Illinois in Chicago with a Masters in Public Health and from Ohio State University with a BA in Health Sciences and a minor in music. During his time at Ohio State, he was a member of the OSU Jazz Ensemble and club. He was also a regular member of the UIC choir club. Wesley has performed throughout several venues in Chicago before relocating to Ohio as a member of the Musicologie team.
Since music has been such an important presence in his life, Wesley hopes to spread the joy and passion that it brings to both new and experienced students alike.
Reeds and Flute Teacher
With as spirited as Jeff is standing on the podium, teaching in the studio, or composing new music, you probably wouldn’t have guessed that he holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer & Information Science from The Ohio State University.
With specialties in woodwind instruction, Jeff is the Assistant Director of the Clintonville Community Band, which performs 10+ times annually throughout the Columbus area. He strongly believes that musical discovery serves a noble purpose: to provide a break from the monotonies of life by giving you something to be look forward to – a spark!
Jeff strives to be a little nontraditional, yet finds grounding in his passion and love for developing musicians, both young and old, to be everything they want to be, and then some. Just because you didn’t go to school for music, or don’t plan on it, doesn’t mean you can’t become an accomplished musician. Jeff's goal is to provide a well-rounded experience to students, showing just how connected we all are in this world.
Adventure – I believe that all learners should feel inspired by the educational process, and have the freedom to strive for new things, even if outside of their comfort zone.
Purpose – I believe that all learners should feel that what they are learning is useful, meaningful, and applies to their greater life picture.
Love – I believe that all learners should feel that they are wanted in the educational process, and that it is okay to make mistakes.
Curiosity – I believe that all learners should be pushed to follow their inner desires to learn, as that will provide the energy to do their personal best.
Sharing – I believe that all learners should feel that what they have learned is worth sharing, and that with sharing, always comes new opportunities.
Reflection – I believe that all learners should be pushed to critically reflect on the “whys” to provide a deep-rooted satisfaction from learning.
Brass and Piano Teacher
Ahmad Hasan is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelors in music education. Ahmad has spent the past year directing a 90 piece orchestra as well as concert band and teaching music theory. During the recent school year he also spent his free time performing with the Grove City Community Winds where he studied under world renowned James Swearingen. Ahmad is known as a brass specialist who also teaches beginner piano.
Ahmad’s philosophy of music education is to make music as accessible as possible. He believes giving the opportunity for private lessons can instill passion and motivation for a skill that can be with them for the rest of their life.
With 6 years of experience, Ahmad is excited to teach music to all ages! His charismatic personality can blend with any type of learner and is excited to continue giving back!
Violin and Viola Teacher
Abby Wagner is a violist and fiddler based in Columbus, Ohio. She received a Master of Music in viola performance from The Ohio State University, where she served as a Graduate Teaching Associate. She holds a Bachelor of Music in viola performance and music education from Lawrence University of Wisconsin. Before moving to Columbus, she taught English and conducted field research in Austrian folk music as a Fulbright scholar in Vienna. Abby performs regularly with area orchestras such as the Central Ohio Symphony, Lima Symphony, and Springfield Symphony. Passionate about chamber music, Abby enjoys performing in a variety of small ensembles for events, ceremonies, and in concert. She is active in the Columbus folk music and dance scene as a member of Columbus Folk Dancers, Ohio Old-Time Music, and Square Dance Columbus.
Abby has been teaching violin and viola lessons to students of all ages for ten years. She believes that every person has the ability to learn to play an instrument with joy, skill, and ease. Her current students are engaged in projects ranging from playing in the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestras to learning to play their favorite fiddle tunes; from playing their violin in the context of community outreach to composing their own music. Abby’s teaching methodology is eclectic, blending inspirations from master pedagogues, ways of learning found in oral traditions, current research, and the spontaneous spark of creativity that makes each lesson different from the one before. She strives to guide all of her students toward their unique goals and help them to learn how they learn best.
Trumpet, Piano, Guitar, Uke
Ian Harrah graduated in 2014 from Miami University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. He is an active Columbus musician and arranger in a variety of styles, including jazz with the Ben Crowder Sextet and Ian Harrah Quintet, salsa with Al Son del Iya, pop/rock with The Big Badd, funk with Osage, second line with Largemouth Brass Band, and latin jazz with 7 Igba Ire. Ian has also served as pianist/guitarist/singer at the American Baptist Church of Westerville for the past 5 years.
Ian believes that music is for everyone and that anyone can learn how to create and find joy in music. His teaching style is to encourage students to find their passions and goals to help them feel self-motivated and excited to learn and play!
With 4 years of teaching experience, Ian is comfortable teaching students of all ages on brass, piano, guitar, ukulele! He is excited to join the Musicologie team!
Nia Dewberry is a current Master’s student studying Violin Performance at The Ohio
State University. She holds a Bachelor of Music (BM) degree from Bowling Green State
University. Nia started playing violin at the age of 11, and from there continued her
studies at Stivers School for the Arts until she was 18. She has won multiple violin
scholarship competitions, including the Dr. Paul Makara Competition (Bowling Green)
and the Dayton Music Club Scholarship Competition. She has performed in multiple pit
orchestras, such as The Muse Machine orchestra and both BGSU and OSU Opera
Nia’s goal is to “enrich the lives of children in underserved areas through music.” She
enjoys teaching both children and adult beginners. Nia not only wants to teach her
students classical music, but jazz, rock and roll, and country. “I strive to teach musicians
the type of music they want to play. It’s always so much fun to watch the joy on a
musician’s face when they are playing their favorite piece!”