Violinist Gregory Lewis is a passionate educator and firmly believes that music education should be accessible to everyone. Lewis serves as Assistant Director for the Heartbeat Music Project (HMP), a non-profit organization which offers tuition-free music education to Indigenous youth on the Navajo Reservation. HMP 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 HMP, please visit www.heartbeatmusicproject.org.
Lewis currently holds the position of Assistant Coach for the Yale College Chamber Music Seminar. He has previously taught for the Yale Music in Schools Initiative, in addition to holding positions as a Teaching Assistant for both music history and aural skills classes at the Yale School of Music. 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 a regular substitute teacher for the School for Strings Precollege Program in New York City.
Lewis is in demand both as a masterclass instructor and adjudicator. He has taught masterclasses at the Rice University Shepherd School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Manitoba, Lakehead University, Miami University of Ohio, and Chamber Music Connection, among others. Highly sought after as a competition juror, Lewis has adjudicated for the Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival, National Capital Region Kiwanis Music festival, Ontario Music Festivals Association Provincial Competition, and Vivo International Music Competition, among others. As a chamber music coach, Lewis has served on faculty at festivals including the Westport Chamber Music Festival, Hudson Conservatory of Music Advanced Chamber Program, and the Bravo International Chamber Music Workshop.
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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