„We love piano and voice lessons with Tom at Lewis Music Studio! He has helped to instill a love and interest in music and a hunger to learn more in my son. Highly recommend!”
Becki Lewis was born and raised here in Pittsburgh. She has been playing the violin for over twenty years, and she is currently the violinist at Calvary Full Gospel Church. She also plays the piano, viola, and flute and has been trained extensively in music theory. She studied with the accomplished Linda Andersen, Rick Choura, and Karen Dietrich. In addition, she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Duquesne University and her Director’s Credential in Early Childhood Administration from Point Park University. Becki has been teaching piano since 2001, and has taught for several years in the classroom as well. Her passion for children and music make her music studio thrive.
*Becki holds current clearances.
Tom is a composer and pianist from Pittsburgh, PA. From a young age, Tom was fascinated with music and began to take piano lessons at the age of 7. Piano lesson quickly developed into many diverse interests, and Tom began to branch out into learning to play guitar, singing in a choir, and writing original music. Tom began performing music professionally at 14, and has continued to perform ever since in various styles such as jazz, big band, rock, pop, and classical. Tom earned a Bachelor’s of Music from Duquesne University in 2014, and had the pleasure of studying with such eminent musicians as Rob Kurth, Jeffery Turner, and Lynn Purse. Tom believes that music is for everyone, and that with the right attitude, anyone can achieve their goals.
Piano, Guitar, Voice. Devon Jackson started his journey in music when he was just 7 years old. During that time, he has studied and played various styles of music. Devon had the pleasure of studying under the retired head of the piano at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Dr. James Staples. He has also studied under Dr. David Ed from Sewickley as well as Charles Wilson. Devon minored in music at IUP, and played various recitals and concerts through out his college life. He is currently the Pianist for the band Escaping Destiny. *Devon holds current clearances.
Bonny Fox lives in Canonsburg, PA with her husband and seven children whom she
homeschools! She studied piano and flute with Julie Duda of Bethel Park. Bonny is an
experienced and active musician, and she has led worship from both piano and guitar for about 20 years. In addition, she was the music and choir director of Summit International School of Ministry (formerly Mt. Zion School of Ministry) for seven years. Bonny’s passion is to help children discover this wonderful gift called music that God has given us!
Chris Belin, sole proprietor / instructor / author of Chris Belin’s <Traveling> Drum School, has been teaching and performing professionally since 1999. Having logged in over 15,000 individual lessons and 650,000+ traveling miles to date, the drum school is still going strong and busier that ever! Chris works with students of all ages and levels interested in any type of drumming, privately and in classroom environments: currently teaching classes at the Western PA School for Blind Children, The Children’s Institute, and the Sampson Family YMCA. He also frequently does seminars and leads drum circles open to the public, focusing on drum set and hand percussion techniques as well as instrument maintenance. Chris released his first instructional DVD w/ eBook and play-along loops. “Drumming for the Young and the Young at Heart” in August of 2017 and has been voted “#1 Drum Lessons in Pittsburgh” via Thumbtack.com for the past six years. As a freelance musician, Chris has been performing 85-150 shows per year in many parts of the United States since the early 2000’s, working with over 30 bands / artists in all genres. He’s also appeared on over 100 recordings, including 40 official studio release. He is also an RB Drum Co. (custom snare drums) sponsored artist.
Gerjuoy was born in New Rochelle, New York and grew up mostly in The North Shore of Massachusetts and the Southern Maine seacoast Community of York. Brandy’s father, William (Buzz) Billingsley, was an accomplished jazz musician who played 17 instruments and was a skilled arranger besides. Brandy began playing the organ at age 7 and by age 12 was playing the organ for church services. Brandy continued her passion for music throughout high school and enrolled in the Berklee school of Music in Boston afterward, supporting herself and paying her tuition by playing gigs. Through her association with Berklee and her father’s connections in the business, Brandy had the opportunity to know and work with many of the great jazz musicians of the 50s and up through the nineties. Three of her musical associates from Boston are now the core of Tony Bennet’s band. As well as playing the organ, Brandy is also a skilled pianist and accomplished jazz vocalist. During her time in the Boston music scene, Brandy performed as a featured vocalist in several area big bands, pianist and vocalist in small groups, and as a solo act on piano and vocals. In addition to performing, Brandy also taught piano and voice for many years and has had students in the Pittsburgh area as well. Most recently Brandy was music director for the Saint Mark Parish which included directing the vocal choir the hand bell choir and cantoring as well as playing the organ and piano for services. Brandy was also music director for a musical passion play performed by members of the parish and some neighboring parishes.