Lacey Lewis is an educator and musician here in Austin, Texas. She has a bachelor’s degree in percussion performance from Ouachita Baptist University as well as a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in ESOL from Concordia University. She enjoyed her college classical music studies but always felt like a frustrated rock-star. After college she moved to Austin to work for AmeriCorps but mainly to immerse myself in the Austin music scene. She joined an electronic-oriented band which introduced her to synths, Ableton, and different aspects of music production. That band eventually dissolved but she still had a hunger to express myself musically.
She ended up finding my band the Sophies and gradually developed her solo project “Heavy Stars” in which she layers her voice, synths, and samples via a loop station to create songs. Along her path in Austin, she started teaching drums for Lone Star School of Music and has taught there part-time since 2012. Through Lone Star she gained a wealth of experience teaching students with different abilities such as Autism and Down Syndrome. She became more interested in serving students with specific needs which led her to become the residential music teacher at The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired where she works full-time. Her passion is to help students of all abilities discover the tools to express themselves, make them their own, and develop their own voices through music and any art form.
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