Justin Swain (Fields)

Joseph Barker

Justin Swain
5.0
We currently have our two children enrolled with Ahmad at the Lewis Center location. Justin has been really great to work with. We instantly felt welcome. I am really pleased with the quality of the lessons. My son Evan is learning how to play trumpet and Ahmad is very patient with him, even on days where focusing can be hard. Norah tried violin but then wanted to switch to piano. Musicologie made it very simple for them to explore different instruments with their membership. Ahmad was very eager to introduce piano to her and she enjoyed his enthusiasm and patience. Ahmad is great at communicating with us and very understanding when we need to reschedule. He is very accommodating for makeup lessons as well. Truthfully, I am very happy that we were paired up with Ahmad. He is a great teacher, very patient with the kids, very enthusiastic and encouraging and it has been an extreme joy to work with him. We look forward to working with him for a long time:)read more
Kristin Young
Kristin Young
01:14 17 Sep 20
Justin Swain is the best when it comes to taking lessons and giving valuable feedback.
Ram Telikicherla
Ram Telikicherla
22:22 16 Sep 20
I have been extremely happy with my experience at Musicologie especially as an adult trying to pick up a new instrument for fun. Justin is so patient, makes the lessons enjoyable, and is always willing to work with me and my crazy schedule.It’s never too late to try something new, and Justin reminds me of that every week!read more
Stacy Racer
Stacy Racer
18:59 13 Sep 20
My son has been learning the guitar at Musicologie Lewis Center since last year, and he has made tremendous progress in the past year, all thanks to his instructor Wes and the culture at Musicologie. Wes sets the pace according to my son's focus and ability, and is constantly encouraging and motivating. Were it not for Wes' technical depth and love for teaching, I don't think my son would be at the level that he is at. I would also like to mention the manager/owner, Justin, who is a consummate professional and has created a warm and friendly place of business.read more
Joe Mathew
Joe Mathew
13:23 10 Sep 20
I've been working with Justin on and off for about 2 years now. He's a great teacher and has gone above and beyond to help me with my voice! I came to him with practically no experience and through his aid I've made great progress on my vocal technique and tone. Not only does he have expansive musical knowledge but his professional, patient personality really makes me feel comfortable during lessons. Not to mention his warmth and friendly demeanor has helped bolster my confidence which in turn motivates me to keep practicing. On top of all the one on one lessons with Justin, Musicologie provides many different opportunities and workshops that foster a great learning environment. I would definitely recommend choosing Musicologie Lewis Center to anyone looking to improve their voice or any other musical endeavor.read more
David Torres
David Torres
20:33 04 Sep 20
I have been working with Justin almost 3 years and it has been nothing short of life changing! Growing up in a musically inclined family singing and playing piano, I had gotten away from roots the past ten years. Starting back up in my late 20s, Justin has not only improved my skills as a singer and pianist, more importantly he has helped me develop a love and confidence for something that is very important to my health and well being. Whether you are looking for something serious or fun, I highly recommend that you begin (or continue) your music journey with one of Musicologie's teachers!read more
José Duran
José Duran
19:41 04 Sep 20
I love working with Justin. He's been great about helping me reach my goals and even expand them. He's honest and provides great critical feedback. He's provided flexible times, sometimes even free lessons, and the space is clean, cheerful, open and inviting. I love it.read more
Jared Young
Jared Young
15:10 04 Sep 20
Musicologie Lewis Center is the perfect place to learn music! The teachers there are each warm, patient and kind. They are also diverse in professional experiences and music styles to fit any student's music level and interest. From taking voice lessons there with Justin, I learned so much more than I had on my own just using youtube videos. The genuine care with pinpointed feedback really helped me to adjust my singing to be healthier and more powerful when I used to be self conscious of how I sang. The teachers there really believe in their students. At the student concerts, I could tell all the other students, from young to old, really enjoyed and loved learning there. They also provide online as well as in-person lesson options too so it's pretty convenient. You won't find another organization with such strong foundations in growing a life-long love for music!read more
Annie Song
Annie Song
02:13 04 Sep 20
Great instructors and the group classes led by Justin and Hannah are incredibly beneficial. They even provide Musicologie Junior and other outreach programs to underserved communities throughout central Ohio. They are so helpful and care about every single one of their students. Go to Musicologie! You won’t be sorry!read more
Destiny Coleman
Destiny Coleman
01:44 04 Sep 20
Where do I begin! A big shout out to Wesley and Justin for making my musical journey so smooth and wonderful.They have worked patiently and motivated me to go out of my comfort zone and achieve the milestones that never seemed like an option. Looking forward to achieve more!read more
Himanshu Mishra
Himanshu Mishra
14:45 08 Jun 20
Justin is not only a vocal performance expert and brilliant business person, he's also a spectacular friend. The resources at Musicologie have helped me refine my vocal technique, write an album, and even put me in contact with a studio to record an album. I can't recommend Musicologie Lewis Center enough.read more
Jeffrey Book
Jeffrey Book
03:46 07 Jun 20
I have been taking Voice lessons with Justin for about 1.5years now. He is one of the most amazing teachers in terms of technique, music knowledge, communication and personality! I absolutely love taking lessons with him and being part of the Musicologie family. He is kind, understanding, creative and makes sure that each of his students get to where they want to be. I am really glad to have the opportunity to learn with him!!read more
Preethi Raghuraman
Preethi Raghuraman
01:40 07 Jun 20
Justin and the staff at Musicologie Lewis Center are always professional and attentive. Justin in particular has been the perfect piano teacher for our six-year-old boys, who generally have a harder time warming up to a new teacher. Justin is thoughtful, patient and fun. He understands how to balance learning with just the right amount of entertainment for our kids, and they love going to their piano lessons. They don't even mind having to practice at home. We are really thankful to Justin and Musicologie for making learning music such an enjoyable process for our family.read more
Jane Lee
Jane Lee
17:13 26 Aug 19
I started taking voice lessons two years ago with Justin and ended up following him to Musicologie a while back, and since then to Lewis Center. I've also done a bit of voice with Regan, and have only praise for both teachers! "Knowledgeable" is the name of the game. Justin has a very scientific, researched approach which I personally like, and which I can only imagine has been a big factor in my improvement!read more
Robert Patton
Robert Patton
18:01 27 Jul 19
Facility is wonderful, always clean and has plenty of rooms for lessons/practice with plenty of amenities, musically speaking (instruments, music, etc) as well as non musically (free book exchange, water, tea, etc). My only experience with a staff member is Justin Swain but WOW he is perfection as a voice teacher. If I had been asked what all I want and need in a voice teacher and was given just that, it would be Justin. If I was that lucky. He has excellent positive energy, super knowledgeable and a good judge of what is needed for a student at any given time. Would recommend him and Musicologie to anyone, 10/10 with no hesitation!read more
Samuel Page
Samuel Page
16:12 24 Jul 19
Facility is wonderful, always clean and has plenty of rooms for lessons/practice with plenty of amenities, musically speaking (instruments, music, etc) as well as non musically (free book exchange, water, tea, etc). My only experience with a staff member is Justin Swain but WOW he is perfection as a voice teacher. If I had been asked what all I want and need in a voice teacher and was given just that, it would be Justin. If I was that lucky. He has excellent positive energy, super knowledgeable and a good judge of what is needed for a student at any given time. Would recommend him and Musicologie to anyone, 10/10 with no hesitation!read more
Samuel Page
Samuel Page
16:12 24 Jul 19
Justin is the best! I started taking lessons from him as an adult student who had built up decades of bad habits, which meant that our first few months together focused on rebuilding my vocal technique from the ground up. Justin definitely knows his stuff and helped me re-engineer my voice so that I could sing with confidence (and without pain), something I hadn't been able to do in years. Not only is he a phenomenal instructor, but he's also a kind and empathetic individual whom I'm proud to call my friend. I'd gladly recommend him to anyone, of any age, who is looking to take their singing to the next level!read more
Lauren D'Souza
Lauren D'Souza
15:20 24 Jul 19
Justin is THE BEST! He listens to what you want to sing, and works with you to find arrangements that will work. He takes popular songs (Billie wiling, for example) and uses them to get you exited about learning new techniques. Yes, he does like show tunes, but you can’t not find that in a vocal teacher(he chooses songs that you like anyways, so... yeah) He’s fun an pushes you to do things you uncomfortable with (I.e. performing in front of a crud ton of people) and makes sure you’re ready to do it. I could ramble on and on about how awesome he is but I’ll stop here.read more
MJ Music.
MJ Music.
22:14 23 Jul 19
My son won his first talent show! And has been invited to sing at another show. Thank you Justin!! With each lesson Napoleon is growing more confident in his voice!
E.Diann Patterson
E.Diann Patterson
21:14 23 Jul 19
Justin and the staff are really top notch. Great place for lessons and improving your skills. If your taking lessons elsewhere, stop wasting your money and book here now!
Ed Spahr
Ed Spahr
20:24 23 Jul 19
I have been taking vocal lessons at Musicologie for about 1 1/2 years and Justin has been phenomenal. He has the education, background, and attitude to get you to where you want to be as a singer. He will challenge you and teach you things you didn’t even know about. The facility is open and very inviting. I highly recommend studying here!read more
Greg Sigley
Greg Sigley
20:11 23 Jul 19
As an adult learner (and completely new to the piano) Justin has been amazing at helping me learn the ropes of the instrument and even how to read music in general. He has gone above and beyond in not only instruction but materials as well. The extra handouts, and study material has been invaluable to my learning experience. He never makes you feel bad about missing a note or having to start your piece over and over again. He truly is extremely knowledgeable about the piano. I've never asked a question her couldn't answer and his determination to make sure you truly understand the material is phenomenal. His desire to keep you growing and learning is remarkable. Every week I achieve something new that the previous week seemed impossible. The goals that we set each week are challenging yet obtainable with practice. Plus his true dedication is answering phone calls, emails or even texts when you're stuck and cant seem to move on. I look forward to what I get to learn each week and wont be stopping my lessons any time soon!read more
rebecca carl
rebecca carl
15:19 19 Jun 19
Mr.Justin is a super great teacher. He is professional, experienced and really special in teaching. My daughter likes him very much!! Every lesson we can feel his passion and enthusiasm in music. He is careful and patient with every student in teaching. We are so lucky to be with Mr. Justin!!!! My daughter has learned more with super Justin!!:))read more
Kathy
Kathy
18:16 12 Jun 19

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.