Greetings and welcome to music lessons! On this site you will find information about me, my teaching experience, procedures and policies of the studio and related topics. Please take a few moments to carefully read through these important guidelines.
Music is a language--and like any language, there are many basics which must be mastered prior to advancing to more complex applications. During a course of study, I attempt to cover all areas of musicianship: theory, technique, analysis, harmony, ear-training, sight-reading, performance, and a comprehensive study of musical literature in a progressive fashion.
I truly feel that a well-rounded musical education helps students define for themselves what music means to them.
Please bear in mind that no two students are exactly alike, and we learn at different rates of speed. I approach students as individuals and attempt to challenge each according to their own unique potential.
Judy Lewis, NCTM
Lewis Music Studio
625 Circle Drive
Bryan, OH 43506-2231
Judith Greenisen Lewis, NCTM received a Bachelor of Music Degree from Kent State University, and was organist and lead accompanist for the Kent State University Choir. She studied organ with Kirby Koriath & John Ferguson & voice with Mary Cradduck.
She is director of choirs, organist & Coordinator of Music Ministry at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Bryan. She has attended numerous conferences, workshops & seminars having to do with early childhood music, church music & piano pedagogy throughout the United States.
She has been the accompanist for the Bryan High School and Bryan Middle School vocal departments & Tinora Junior and Senior High School, the Bryan Madrigal Chorale as well as other professional and civic groups.
Mrs. Lewis is a member of & past national officer of both Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity & the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association (ECMMA). She is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) as well as the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) and the Ohio Music Teachers Association (OMTA). She holds a permanent professional certification from MTNA, and the highest level (Level 3) certification from ECMMA.
She is recognized by Carnegie Hall and the Royal Conservatory of Music as a founding teacher of The Achievement Program, now called the Music Development Program. She currently is chair of the Northwest Ohio Music Teachers Association of Defiance, Fulton, Henry & Williams Counties, is co-leader of the Wesley United Methodist Women & is treasurer of Fortnightly Study Club (Bryan). She is active in the Music Teacher’s National Association, Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, Chorister’s Guild, Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) & the Northwest District of the Ohio Music Teachers’ Association.
Mrs. Lewis also works part time at Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Homes. She & her husband, Michael E. Lewis, CPA, are parents of two grown children & have seven grandchildren.
*NCTM stands for National Certified Teacher of Music, a designation by the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) indicating competency and demonstration of required knowledge and skills, and having met all criteria in accordance with all approved standards and procedures established by MTNA. Mrs. Lewis has achieved this designation for over twenty years.