Welcome to Musicologie in Lewis Center
Musicologie is the largest and fastest growing music school in Columbus. In fact, 98 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.
Musicologie Lewis Center is brand new and will start lessons in June with a grand opening in September.
Our Music Programs in Lewis Center
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.
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
Voice and Piano Teacher
Jennifer Talbot is a lyric coloratura soprano and belter who earned her M.A. in Voice Pedagogy at The Ohio State University where she studied voice with Dr. Scott McCoy. Previously, she earned her B.M. in Voice and Piano Performance at Capital University. She has been performing with Opera Columbus for seven years including her main stage debut as Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro and Bunny/Zozo in the Opera on the Edge production of The Merry Widow with Shadowbox Live. Other favorite engagements include singing Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) with the Opera Academy of California, Just Jeanette (Too Many Sopranos) with Opera Project Columbus, Rapunzel (Into the Woods) at Capital University, and soprano soloist for Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb with the OSU Chorale. Since studying the Estill Technique with Kerrie Obert (M.A., C.C.C./S.L.P.), Jennifer also began performing in more contemporary singing styles as well with the Howlin' Prayers. She has also enjoyed performing as a collaborative pianist for Opera Columbus' educational outreach programs Opera on the Go and Improv Opera.
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.
Voice and Piano Teacher
Courtney Cunningham is a vocalist, performer, and licensed Pediatric Registered Nurse. She graduated from Capital University with a Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance in 2015, and returned to Capital to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing which she completed in 2018.
A native of Columbus, Courtney has been participating in music and theatre throughout her life. As a high-school student, she was the top-scoring female vocalist in solo musical theatre in the National Association for Teacher’s of Singing annual competition, and was selected out of 900 graduating students to sing the National Anthem for the city of Dublin’s Independence Day celebration. As a student at Capital, Courtney studied both classical and contemporary voice technique under Jacqueline Barlow-Ware, Mark Baker, and Scott Ewing. She has played roles in Broadway-style shows as well as operatic productions.
Since becoming a nurse, Courtney has performed in a variety of settings including musical theatre productions, sacred ceremony spaces, and local music venues. She also serves as a Soprano Choral Scholar at New Albany United Methodist Church under the direction of Dr. Michael Martin. As an RN, Courtney makes every attempt to bring the magic of music into the health care setting. She has provided education to peers and patients alike about the use of music as a means of healing, and is an advocate for the holistic application of the arts and sciences in all aspects of patient care.
Courtney is incredibly passionate about bettering the lives of children. As a teacher at Musicologie, her mission is to utilize her knowledge of children’s cognitive and psychological development, as well as her experience as a musician, to allow her students the opportunity to discover the lifelong gift of music-making (and have some fun along the way!). She is committed to providing age-appropriate, explorative, and enjoyable activities to support her student’s unique goals as they grow in their craft.
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.