Owner & Director
email@example.com Jacqueline Johnson began studying piano at age 4 and organ at age 15. Specializing in early childhood music education, she has been the owner of the Reedley School of Music since 1988. She is currently its director and senior instructor. She has been the organist at Concordia Lutheran Church for over 30 years and is a charter member of Concordia’s handbell choir. Her piano instructors have included Zenora Swanson, Ena Bronstein, and Sally Christian. She studied organ with Richard Galloway, James Strand, Laurell Huber, and Aran Vartanian. She trained with the Yamaha Corporation and taught in the Yamaha Schools for 14 years. Mrs. Johnson has accompanied extensively in the Central Valley and the Kingsburg School District. She formerly conducted early childhood music classes for the Tulare County Schools. She is a former Arts in the Schools performer and has performed throughout the valley for many years as part of a piano four hands and piano and organ duo with Zenora Swanson. She is a member of the American Guild of Organists and is a former member of the executive board. She is a charter member of the Fresno Pipe Organ Academy and participates in conducting Pipe Organ activities for students throughout the San Joaquin Valley.
Instructor - Piano, Classroom Music
Samantha Tyler began studying piano at the age of six at Reedley School of Music with Jacquie Johnson. She has studied piano and pipe organ since then, along with learning other instruments on her own including guitar, ukulele, hand bells, and drums. Samantha spent three years working at various churches with their Hand Bell Choir programs, and has conducted them for various events. Samantha has continued her studies with music into college, and is now majoring in Music and Music Education at Clovis Community College. She has been teaching at Reedley School of Music since 2016, and hopes to continue in her career as a music educator.
Instructor - Piano
Jessica Williams was born in Hanford and raised in Selma, California. She began piano lessons at five years old and studied up until she was 18. She graduated Top 25 of her class in 2012 from Selma High School. Jessica attended College of the Sequoias and studied as a nursing and vocal major for a year. At the start of her Fall Semester of 2013, she began her studies as a piano major in which she studied under Christina Thompson, who is a graduate of Fresno State. She participated in two master classes of Natasha Kislenka and Mark Gutierrez in 2015. After she finished her studies at COS, she spent a year in New York studying Performance and Digital Media in Theatre Arts. Jessica now attends Fresno State as a piano performance major for her bachelor’s degree. She is an active member of her church choir and helps lead some rehearsals. She participates in musicals and recently began assisting with vocal direction at the Reedley Opera House. In her spare time, Jessica takes voice lessons under Hanna York and teaches beginning piano. Every year, she helps organize an Annual Christmas Concert with her brother, Jordan Williams, who recently received his Master of Arts degree in Piano Performance. After she achieves her bachelor’s degree, Jessica hopes to begin her studies in Music Therapy.