- Musicologie Westerville
Our Programs at Musicologie Westerville
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 super fun and engaging group class for mixes ages. Try your first class for free.
Private Lessons for Kids
Most private lessons at Musicologie Westerville start at age 5. We work with very young children just starting, up to lessons for kids who are preparing for competitions or auditioning for college.
What to Expect
The first lesson is called an assessment and is 30 minutes long. We'll get to you know you and your child, talk about goals, and develop a curriculum. If you're a parent, you'll probably want to sit in the lesson, especially if you don't have music experience yourself. Parental involvement is key at the early stages.
Private Lessons for Adults
Yes, we teach adults too! Even if you're just starting, you'll fit in at Musicologie. Have experience and want to go to the next level? We'll help you get there.
What to Expect
Your first lesson will be a 30 minute assessment lesson with one of our expert teachers. They'll talk with you about your background and your goals and recommend a curriculum based on your interests. Don't worry, you won't have to learn Twinkle Twinkle!
Private Lessons in Westerville
The piano is an amazing, magical instrument. It’s the perfect place for most students to start. Piano teaches technique and dexterity, theory and note reading, and provides a simple, linear road map of how music works. Once you have that foundation, you can take it anywhere: from impressive classical pieces, to your favorite pop song, to adding another instrument to your resume. Piano lessons are absolutely the best way for every music lover to immerse themselves in music.
Your voice is an instrument you carry with you every day. It’s uniquely yours and incredibly personal. From learning to sing karaoke or polishing your classical vocal technique, from young kids beginning to develop their ears and voice and muscles, to advanced singers honing their craft, each voice has its own individual strengths and needs.
Guitar is a great place for students to start because – well – it’s cool! It’s the iconic rock instrument. Everyone’s played air guitar to their favorite song. Plus, games like Guitar Hero make pretending to play the guitar so. much. fun. Lots of people love the guitar, so let us tell you our two favorite reasons why everyone should learn to play right now.
Drums are a fun, active, and engaging instrument. It’s a great instrument for beginners of any age because you can start banging along to your favorite songs immediately. And getting started is easy: you just need a pair of drums sticks and a practice pad. We have drum students as young as three years old, but we offer lessons for beginning adults or advanced players too.
The most popular string instrument we teach is the violin. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or you’ve been playing forever, violin is an amazing instrument with rich history. Our teachers can work with you to accomplish whatever you want and make strings a daily part of your life. If you’re a beginner you’ll start with two books: Suzuki Violin School 1 and Essential Elements Book 1. These two books are the foundation of violin learning. They are so versatile they can be used by both kids and adults.
If you’re more advanced, our teachers will work with you to figure out where you are and develop a personal curriculum.
Our Westerville Music Teachers and Instructors
Austin has a Music Technology degree from Capital University and has studied with Mark Flugge, Stan Smith, Bob Breithaupt, Eric Paton and Paul Wertico. He was the touring drummer for Phillip Fox band for three years and currently plays with numerous Columbus bands with styles ranging from alt-rock (Castile) and reggae to spacey rock (Urban Tropic, Sussman Can't Sleep) and pop (Kid Runner.) When Austin isn't thinking or talking about percussion (rare) he enjoys working with computers, pizza and film. He is also the co-founder of Tiny House Music Collective, a local musicians organization working to bring musicians together through discussion, inclusion and action.
Heralded for his charismatic interpretations of leading men, Mexican bass/baritone Carlos Monzón has been charming audiences throughout the United States. He most recently performed Zuñiga in Carmen with Opera Columbus; Simone in Gianni Schicchi and Talpa in Il Tabarro, both with Opera Project Columbus where he will return in June of 2018 to perform Alidoro in La Cenenrentola by Rossini. Monzón was praised for his performances of Escamillo in Carmen with Sarasota Opera and as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro with Kentucky Opera. For Florida Grand Opera he portrayed Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Il Bonzo in Madama Butterfly and Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro. Mr. Monzón has sung regionally with such companies as Spokane Opera, Opera Idaho, Pensacola Opera and Coeur d’Alene Opera
Voice, Piano and Junior
Christy Campos is thrilled to join the staff of Musicologie as a beginner piano, Musicologie Jr., and vocal teacher. As a mezzo-soprano, she studied voice in San Diego for ten years under Wendy Kallen and the Uselman-Klein Vocal Studio, performed lead roles in numerous musical productions, and was often a solo artist in various concert settings. She has extensive experience directing children’s choirs, large-scale youth musical productions, and spent the last few years in San Diego teaching for Sing, Move, and Play Music Academy and Hope Music School.
She has been trained and certified through two internationally known early childhood music education programs and believes that everyone is musical! Her passion for her students creates a warm and welcoming learning environment where mistakes are embraced as learning opportunities and joy is abundant. Christy believes that learning the language of music should be available to every child because music enriches all of life; it is her hope that she can help her students discover their unique musical voice and encourage a lifelong love of making music.
Piano and Drum Teacher
Erik Meininger is a piano, percussion, and drum set instructor with 8 years teaching experience. His teaching experience includes instruction of students ranging from kindergartners through retirees, beginners through advanced college preparatory instruction. His philosophy is to suit lessons individually to the student, with an emphasis on developing versatility and fostering life-long enjoyment of music for the student. From the casual learner to the advanced performer, he will offer students the techniques they need to become confident musicians at any level.
He holds a Minor in music from Ohio Northern University and is an active performer in Central Ohio. He has been the principal percussionist with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra since 2010 and is also a percussionist with the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra. He also performs with rock bands The Ghost Town Railroad and The Neighbors Kids. He has past experience performing in jazz bands, wind bands, and marching bands. He has performed with jazz luminaries Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, and Arturo Sandoval; classical artists Janos Starker, Hillary Hahn, and Bill Boggs; and has supported pop performers Michael Feinstein, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Chris Thile. He has also provided comedic rim-shots for Bob Newhart!
Violin and Viola Teacher
Jasmine is a violist from Marietta, Georgia. She recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Instrumental Performance from Ohio University, where she served as principal violist from 2014-2018. Jasmine has studied with Dawn Wohn and Stephanie Price, and she currently studies with Michael Strauss. She has performed in masterclasses with Joel Smirnoff, Joanna Frenkel, the Catalyst Quartet Basil Vendryes and Esther Park. Jasmine has previously been accepted to Tanglewood Music Festival and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, where she studied with Basil Vendryes and Susan Dubois. She also attend Sphinx Performance Academy at Oberlin Conservatory, where she studied with Jennifer Arnold and Christopher Jenkins. Currently, Jasmine plays with the Mansfield Symphony, Central Ohio Symphony and the Westerville Symphony.
Jasmine's teaching experience includes private instruction at Athens Community Music School and Laurel Ridge Music Camp, where she coached chamber musicians alongside Juilliard and Oberlin alumni. Jasmine has extensive experience leading viola sectionals and coaching chamber music ensembles. She has attended multiple chamber music festivals and leads her own string quartet.
Jasmine teaches on the foundation of her personal philosophy that we are all highly capable of reaching and exceeding our goals and dreams. She encourages her students to explore every aspect of the world of music, so they can discover the endless creative possibilities.
Piano and Voice Teacher
Jenna Johnson is an experienced professional pianist and vocalist currently based in Columbus. She is highly trained in classical and jazz styles as well as improvisational piano. Jenna’s extensive background in public performance includes music leadership in houses of worship since the age of 12 and community involvement through various musical groups and theatre companies in the Greater Grand Rapids area.
Jenna graduated summa cum laude from Western Michigan University in 2015. During university, Jenna performed in multiple music groups on and off-campus and began teaching music lessons for friends and fellow students.
Jenna is a proud member of the Clintonville Community Choir and leads weekly worship at New Albany United Methodist Church.
Sax, Clarinet, Flute Teacher
Joe graduated in 2008 from the Capital University Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance. During his college career Joe studied music performance, and pedagogy with Dr. Gail Lehto Zugger, Dr. Michael Cox, and Dr. Lisa Jelle. Though his studies focused primarily on the clarinet, they also included saxophone, woodwind methods, music theory, composition, and voice.
In 2012 he had the opportunity to serve as a producer on the album Insteption for the Dick and Jane Project, a Columbus based non-profit which empowers students through songwriting. Joe worked directly with young people to transform their lyrics into professionally recorded songs.
He has over 10 years of experience teaching students of all ages and ability levels, and is excited to teach through Musicologie!
Voice and Piano Teacher
Lauren Nelson is a mezzo-soprano who recently relocated to Columbus from Chicago. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance with a focus in classical voice. At university, she sang the role of the Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas and was involved in Chamber Choir and Concert Choir.
Lauren actively participated in the local music scene in Chicago where she played many solo shows as well as with local bands such as The Mason Burrow Sound and Peasantry. She has experience recording solo projects and with bands like The Kuhls. Lauren has been playing locally in Columbus since she was in high school with bands like Becca & Lauren, The Ark Band, No Cash Value, and The Quasi Kings. During her time in Columbus she has also played the roles of Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray and Mrs. Sowerberry in Oliver! The Musical.
Lauren enjoys teaching all ages and genres including classical, musical theatre, jazz, and pop. She has the skills and patience to mentor students looking to gain knowledge in songwriting and recording. Lauren creates a fun and positive learning environment for her students and looks forward to sharing her love of music with others.
Nick Terelle has been a dedicated musician for over 18 years and graduated from the College of Wooster in 2010 with a Bachelor's of Music in Theory and Composition. In 2016, Nick received his Master's of Music in Jazz Pedagogy from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. His master’s thesis focused on teaching adolescent youth and designing an adaptable teaching curriculum that focuses on each student’s musical goals, needs, and interests.
For over seven years, Nick has been active in the Columbus area (with a brief sabbatical teaching in Cleveland), and loves to perform, educate, and share his passion for music. Nick's musical influences include Bill Frisell, John Scofield, Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, D’Angelo, Tera Melos, and John Barry.
Voice and Beginning Piano Teacher
Regan Tackett, soprano, holds a degree in Vocal Performance from Oakland University and a masters degree in Voice Pedagogy from The Ohio State University. A current student of Dr. Scott McCoy, Ms. Tackett’s recent engagements include winning the OSU Concerto Competition and the Wilson Competition. She additionally enjoyed performances as Queen of the Night with Opera Columbus’s “Opera Goes to School” production of The Magic Flute, as well as the opportunity to perform the role of Cunegonde in Candide with Ohio State Opera & Lyric Theatre. Ms. Tackett enjoys a variety of musical genres and performs twentieth-century modern works as well as classical-period works.
Thomas Crouch grew up in Virginia and started piano lessons at 8 years old. When he was 14, he moved to Portland and studied with internationally renown pianist Lena Vozheiko, former professor at the St. Petersburg conservatory. Under her tutelage he placed 3rd nationally for MTNA high school division, received honorable mention in the 2007 national Modern Music Festival And received a young artist achievement award for the state of Washington. Thomas attended University of Puget Sound where he studied under Dr. Tanya Stambuk and graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance. While at UPS Thomas placed first alternate in the 2010 MTNA young artist solo division. With the Puget Sound Sax Quartet, Thomas placed at the 2011 MTNA National young artist chamber division with an original transcription of the Dvorak Piano Quintet op. 81/a by Fred Winkler. He performed for numerous masterclasses and was asked to perform many original works for the 2011 National Composers Symposium hosted by University of Puget Sound. With Cellist Chrisitna Wu, Thomas took top prize in the Beatrice Hermann young artist competition and the duo was asked to perform for masterclasses held by the Tokyo String Quartet and composer Daron Hagen. Thomas and Chrisitna, along with violinist Grace Yoen, were often asked to play as ambassadors for the School of Music at recruiting functions and local schools. As a soloist Thomas was invited to perform for Seattle’s Northwest Artist series hosted by Steinway and at the Perugia International Music Festival. While completing his studies Thomas also maintained a private studio through the University of Puget Sound Community Music Program where he taught an array of ages and levels.
Violin and Viola
Vince Huzicka is a violinist and violist from Youngstown, Ohio. He currently studies Music Education at The Ohio State University with Dr. Robert Gillespie and viola with Dr. Juliet White-Smith. Vince has been awarded by the OSU School of Music in the field of Music Education for the past two years in a row.
Vince served as a teaching assistant for the Canfield Suzuki Strings and Boardman Orchestras Summer Class Program near Youngstown. He also serves as the Columbus Youth Orchestra Chamber Strings Orchestra 1st Violin coach.
In addition to his teaching experience, Vince has recorded and performed with the Youngstown Scoring Stage. He placed 3rd in the Galante Competition of the Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar in San Francisco. Vince also won the Maestro Award for Solo Performance from the Chicago Heritage Music Festival. Huzicka served as personnel manager and violist of the Christ Church String Quartet and the Boardman String Quartet for 4 years.
Vince enjoys working with students of all ages and hopes to encourage as many people as he can to love music.
Tom graduated from Capital University with a jazz studies degree and the University of Edinburgh with a Master of Music in Musicology. He has more than 15 years experience teaching students of all ages and currently teaches guitar at the Columbus College of Art and Design and Kenyon College in addition to Musicologie.
Music has been a part of Harrison Belew's life from an early age. Some of his first memories are of his father accompanying his sister on piano as she sang. At 8 years old he picked up a guitar and there was no turning back. Harrison studied under the great Scotty Anderson and wrote his own charts for his high school marching band. He attended Capital University and studied with Stan Smith, graduating with a degree in jazz studies in 2018. Harrison has played with touring bands and performed with numerous Grammy winning artists. You can catch him around town with various local acts, and playing festivals that are staples of Columbus’ eclectic culture. He loves to teach students of all ages and believes that if they put their mind to it, anyone can play a musical instrument at any level they want.