Violinist Gregory Lewis is a passionate educator and firmly believes that music education should be accessible to everyone. Lewis serves as Assistant Director and Teaching Artist for the Heartbeat Music Project, a non-profit organization which offers tuition-free music education to K-12 students on the Navajo Reservation. Heartbeat offers a yearly Summer Academy and Winter Workshop, in addition to year-round programming through local teacher partnerships and the Virtual Lessons Program. To learn more about the Heartbeat Music Project, please visit www.heartbeatmusicproject.org.
Lewis holds several teaching positions at Yale University, where he is an Assistant Coach for the Yale College Chamber Music Seminar and a music history Teaching Fellow at the Yale School of Music. He has previously taught for the Yale Secondary Lessons program, Yale Music in Schools Initiative, and Yale School of Music aural skills class. Lewis also regularly substitute teaches at the School for Strings in New York City. While living in Los Angeles, Lewis held a teaching position at the Colburn School in the Jumpstart Young Musicians Program and performed community engagement concerts for thousands of elementary school students through the Musical Encounters Interactive.
Lewis is in demand both as a masterclass instructor and adjudicator. He has taught masterclasses at the University of Manitoba, Lakehead University, Miami University of Ohio, and the Aspen Music Festival P.A.L.S. Program. He has adjudicated for the Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival, National Capital Region Kiwanis Music festival, and the Canadian International Children’s Arts Festival.
During the summer of 2022, Lewis will be on faculty at the Bravo International Chamber Music Workshop in Buffalo, NY and Westport Chamber Music in Westport, CT. Lewis maintains a studio of private students in New Haven, Connecticut and a studio of online students. If you would like to study with Lewis, please reach out via the CONTACT page.
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