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New music studio opens in Mt. Lookout Written b y Lisa Wakeland Feb . 27, 2014 |

cincinnati.com Queen City Music Studio 1021 Delta Ave. in Mt. LookoutPhone: 513-201-8593Email:

Dob roslawa Ryb inska Johnson, owner of Queen City Music Studio, gets ready to teach a piano lesson to Gab e Beeb e at the studio's new location in Mt. Lookout. / Lisa Wakeland/The Community Press

info@queencitymusicstudio.comWebsite: queencitymusicstudio.com• Lessons offered include piano/keyboard, voice/singing, violin/fiddle, guitar, ukulele, drums/percussion, trumpet, flute, saxophone, oboe, clarinet, cello and more. ?It’s a way to combine her love of music with her passion for teaching. That’s why Dobroslawa Rybinska Johnson started the Queen City Music Studio when she moved to Cincinnati from Dallas almost two years ago. She started the studio from her home in Newtown and recently moved to Mt. Lookout, 1021 Delta Ave. Queen City Music Studio offers everything from piano and violin to guitar and drums with teachers who have performed around the world. Johnson, who is originally from Poland, has been playing the violin and piano for years, two of the instruments she teaches. “I come from a musical family and my father is a classically professionally trained violinist, and I followed in my father’s footsteps,” she said. “I’ve been playing both (piano and violin) since a very early age. It’s just become part of my life and passion — it’s been everything I’ve been doing since I was 6 or 7 years old.” Johnson said she always wanted to open a music school to share her experiences and help her students develop a love for music. “I know if I did not have the wonderful experience to study with certain instructors I would not be where I am today, so I would like to give back what I’ve experienced and what I’ve gained,” she http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20140227/NEWS01/302270088?nclick_check=1

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said. “Overall, I enjoy contributing to people’s lives by sharing the arts with them — that’s just what I love doing.” Johnson, who lives in Amelia, also takes great pride in her teachers, and both adults and children come to Queen City Music Studio for lessons. For the adults, many of them finally have the time and money to invest in their hobby, and Johnson said, “it’s just wonderful to see those dreams come true.” With children, she said a solid music foundation — even fundamentals like rhythm and pulse — helps tremendously with motor skills and imagination. “We’re introducing them to the world of music, which is completely new to most of them,” she said. And when she hires music teachers for the studio Johnson always makes sure they’re enthusiastic and have a passion for teaching, so “when a student comes here it’s energetic and enjoyable.”

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Queen City Music Studio featured in Community Press  

QCMS article 'New music studio opens in Mt. Lookout' (cincinnati.com)

Queen City Music Studio featured in Community Press  

QCMS article 'New music studio opens in Mt. Lookout' (cincinnati.com)