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 Grabowski 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 in the Kingsburg area. Samantha has continued her studies with music in college, performing with the Fresno State Choir at Casmec. She achieved her Bachelors from Fresno State University in Music Education, studying under Andreas Werz. She has been teaching at Reedley School of Music since 2016, working through college and taking ownership of the school in 2022.
Nick Bell has been involved in music since middle school where he started his musical journey playing saxophone in band. In high school he was involved in Marching band, concert band, concert choir, Chamber choir, jazz band, and winter percussion at Selma High school. After his High school journey, he attended Fresno State where he pursued music as well. His college experience consisted of studying music theory, ear training, taking private piano lessons, conducting, composition, and other classes focused on being a music educator. Nick’s college ensemble experience consisted of playing saxophone in jazz band and symphonic orchestra. In addition to this, he was also studying piano with Andreas Werz which consisted of private lessons, keyboard ensemble, and performing solo piano repertoire. In 2017, he graduated from Fresno state with a Bachelor’s degree in music education. After graduating from Fresno state, he become interested in piano accompanying where he started accompanying for central unified. He has been involved in accompanying for the district for 5 years and has enjoyed working with several elementary, middle, and high schools in the district. In addition to this, Nick teaches private piano lessons to young musicians who share the same love for music and aspire to learn piano.
Instructor - Guitar
Bradley Lewis has played guitar since the age of 10, beginning with lessons right here at Reedley School of Music! Born and raised in Kingsburg, California, Bradley has had a lifelong passion for music and arts, and is a multi-instrumentalist in addition to guitar, with study on piano, drums, bass, and brass instruments. He has his degree from the Los Angeles Recording School with a focus in Music Production and Recording, and has taught Sound and Design for Pyramid Audio School in the Bay Area.