Musicologie Westerville

1190 County Line Rd
Westerville, OH 43081
Phone: 614-918-7428
Email: westerville@musicologie.co
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Community Manager: Kyle Lamoreaux

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We have had a great experience in the last year and a half at musicologie. My daughter’s violin teachers have been fantastic and easy to work with. The musicologie app is easy to use when needed and the community manager is very responsive and helpful!
Kate Oakes
Kate Oakes
01:39 15 Oct 19
I am an adult student returning to piano after years away. Although exterior of studio has a flavor of being child oriented, once at the piano with my teacher all of that fades away. My teacher, Thomas Crouch, is infectious in his enthusiasm for classical music, and always prepared for how he is going to help me get to the next step, be it with technique, theory, or the piece we are working on.
Allison Fagan
Allison Fagan
20:15 23 Jun 19
My daughter just started her guitar lessons at the westerville center. She has been playing for over 2 years, so she is not new to the instrument. However I see her grow every week from new skills to really mastering existing ones. Thanks Andrew and musicology.
Sangeetha Venkatraman
Sangeetha Venkatraman
00:16 16 Jun 19
Wonderful teachers who really care about their students! We love it here.
Stephanie Lee
Stephanie Lee
15:20 03 May 19
We love Musicologie! Thomas is a fantastic instructor who has helped my daughter grow more and more confident on the piano. He challenges and encourages her. I am so impressed how far she’s come in just under one year. Highly recommend!
Kristin Scott
Kristin Scott
02:34 27 Feb 19
I’ve been taking lessons at Musicologie for a year and it’s been absolutely amazing. I had no background in piano prior to my lessons and I was playing Chopin’s Prelude #4 within a few months. I recently signed up my 5 year old daughter too and she’s doing great. She is very excited for her lesson each week. Highly recommend.
Kevin Bodkin
Kevin Bodkin
23:09 24 Feb 19
Musicologie is a fantastic local spot for music lessons, and at the Westerville location, you can be assured that your needs will be met.The friendly teachers here will accommodate you regardless of your experience level - beginner to expert, hobbyist or professional, young or old! While they offer lessons for piano, voice, drums, and any manner of winds/brass/strings, my experience with them was voice lessons with Carlos, and the first time I heard the man sing it made me wholly confident in his abilities as a teacher. He was patient, creative, extremely talented and great to work with - do keep him in mind for your vocal lesson needs!The facility itself is well-organized, clean and high quality. They have professional sound-proof studio rooms for your lessons, and many are equipped with pianos, drums and guitars already (though they encourage you to bring your own instrument, other than the piano of course).Perhaps you have been to some terribly mediocre schools around town and you are a tad skeptical? You don't have to worry about that with Musicologie. They take care of YOU first. They make sure you have the perfect match in a teacher before charging you for more than one lesson. They won't overload you with unnecessary computer classes like MacGAMUT. They listen to your needs and construct your lessons accordingly, such as working on pieces that interest you or techniques you personally value while still maintaining their input and feedback as a teacher.Furthermore, the membership fee (starts at $138 monthly, that's $36 a week) is quite reasonable for all the perks you get with it, including unlimited make-up lessons, free group lessons, flexible scheduling, parent engagement with their children's lessons and involvement with community concerts. Both 30 minute and 60 minute lessons are available. Monthly charges don't suit your fancy? No worries - they also offer a pay-per-lesson system known as a Drop In lesson, and while you won't get all the perks of a monthly membership, you will have no strings attached.Why should you choose Musicologie? Because it's the best damn private-lesson music school in the Columbus area. What are you waiting for!?
Colin Betts
Colin Betts
08:42 29 Jan 19
My daughter has taken drum and piano lessons at Musicologie and has had a wonderful experience so far. The instructors are awesomely talented and enjoy sharing their skills. I like the convenience of flexibile scheduling when necessary. This is a great place to learn music!
Cynthia Hamilton
Cynthia Hamilton
18:38 23 Dec 18
A truly incredible place! I've been a student with Musicologie for just over four years. The staff is so supportive and I've had immense help with my music and completing goals in it (songwriting, auditions, contest, etc.). Highly recommend!
Tori Deeds
Tori Deeds
03:13 18 Jan 18
Musicologie has not only been an amazing place for my young son to learn how to play the drums, but to nurture his love for music in a holistic way. The owners Joseph & Kay are both amazing teachers who really get kids and the individualized ways they learn. They have a great line up of staff that cover the gamut of instruments. I really can't recommend the school more highly.
Sara Jones Rust
Sara Jones Rust
21:42 05 Dec 17
Both of our boys have taken lessons at Musicologie for over a year and we couldn't be happier! The instructors are friendly, approachable, and very talented. Our boys are learning both classical and contemporary music that they are interested in and this keeps them engaged in learning.
Irma Carreon
Irma Carreon
19:12 05 Dec 17
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Welcome to Our Westerville Lesson Studio

Musicologie is the fastest growing and largest music school in Columbus. In fact, 102 new students joined us in just the last month! We specialize in private, one-on-one lessons for all ages. We know how important a great teacher is to your musical journey. At our premiere music lessons studio in Westerville, we match each student to a specific teacher to make sure you have a great experience learning your instrument right from the start.

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Our Westerville Music Programs

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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 >>

Instruments We Teach in Westerville

Musicologie Concert Adult piano playerPiano Lessons

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.

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Our Westerville Music Teachers and Instructors

All Westerville Teachers
Expertise
Piano
Voice
Musicologie Junior
Guitar
Strings
Drums
Bass
Ukulele
Sax/Clarinet/Flute
Banjo
Brass
Austin Nill
Drum Teacher
Austin Nill

Drum Teacher

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.

Christy Campos
Voice, Piano and Junior
Christy Campos

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.

Erik Meininger
Piano and Drum Teacher
Erik Meininger

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!

Jenna Johnson
Jenna Johnson
Piano and Voice Teacher
Jenna Johnson
Jenna Johnson

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.

Joe Brenneman
Joe Brenneman
Sax, Clarinet, Flute Teacher
Joe Brenneman
Joe Brenneman

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!

Lauren Nelson
Voice and Piano Teacher
Lauren Nelson

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.

Regan Tackett
Voice and Beginning Piano Teacher
Regan Tackett

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
Piano Teacher
Thomas Crouch

Piano Teacher

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.

Harrison Belew
Guitar Teacher
Harrison Belew

Guitar Teacher

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.

Renée Holzmeier
Voice and Piano Teacher
Renée Holzmeier

Voice and Piano Teacher

Renee Holzmeier recently settled in Columbus, OH after living and working in New York City for 9 years. She has had a versatile performance career appearing in numerous opera and musical theatre productions, summer festivals, concerts and recitals, outreach and educational programs, with choirs and with jazz and folk ensembles. She has also premiered new works and lent her voice to recordings. 

A graduate of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, Renee received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance in 2007. While attending CCM Renee studied voice with both William McGraw and Barbara Clark (Paver) and was awarded the John Lehman Award for Excellence in Leadership and Musicianship for her ensemble work. Renee also performed and studied with the Opera Theatre of Lucca, Italy and the Moores Opera Center in Houston, TX.

While living in NYC, Renee taught voice privately, working with students ranging from young beginners to professional performers. She addressed vocal health and technique, as well as assisted with all preparation during the busy Broadway audition season. As a teacher, Renee’s methods are individualized, encouraging and focused - addressing the needs of each unique student. While she is classically trained, she enjoys singing and teaching a wide range of vocal styles! 

An active member of The Voice Foundation, Renee stays up to date with the latest in voice science and pedagogy - her future goals including further education and specialization in speech pathology and singing health. She also works regularly as a voice over artist, recording and editing a wide range of content from her Grandview recording studio.

A native of Loveland, Ohio, Renee began voice and piano lessons at a young age from the Cincinnati Music Academy - where her love and deep appreciation of music first began!

Jason Snoddy
Guitar, Piano and Bass Teacher
Jason Snoddy

Guitar, Piano and Bass Teacher

Jason Snoddy has worked as a bassist, composer, bandleader, and educator. Graduating from Ohio University with a double major in Music Performance in Tuba and Music Education with Instrumental Emphasis, Jason then continued to earn a Master’s in Music Theory at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. During this time and beyond Jason has written, recorded, and performed with multiple ensembles and performers including Wolfmen, 6:5 Quartet, Largemouth Brass Band, Megan Wren, Julia Neville, Maxwell Hedron, and more.

Jason wants each lesson to wholly fulfill each student’s needs and goals. Because of the one-on-one nature inherent in music lessons, the goals and progression can be individualized for everyone. Whether a student aspires to be a professional musician, or simply wants to enjoy creating on their instrument of choice, they will feel welcome in their lessons to explore exactly that. Each lesson setting brings a unique set of discoveries for Jason and students to explore!

Linnea Stolze
Violin, Piano and Brass Teacher
Linnea Stolze

Violin, Piano and Brass Teacher

Linnea grew up in Avon Lake, Ohio and has been teaching for 8 years. She is currently finishing her final year at The Ohio State University, where she will earn degrees in music and psychology. Her musical experience began when she started to learn piano at age 8.  During her time at Ohio State, she was a violin major, but was also a trumpet player in the OSU marching band, performing in more than 10 states across America. Linnea also has a strong background in flute, as she performed as a high school soloist in both Severance Hall and The Chicago Symphony Center. Linnea has received various awards and scholarships for her versatility in music and focus on growth in education.