Mentoring the Next Generation
Lewis joined the faculty of Arizona State University as the Bob & Gretchen Ravenscroft Professor of Practice in Jazz in 2017. He instructs students in jazz rhythm section analysis, repertoire, rehearsal and performance techniques. In early 2021, the Lewis Nash Scholarship Endowment was created in his name, awarded annually to a deserving ASU undergraduate or graduate jazz performance student.
Lewis is in great demand for his educational expertise as well as his drumming skills, and presents clinics, masterclasses and workshops at institutions worldwide. He was a member of the very first jazz faculty at The Juilliard School in 2001, and has been a member of the faculty of the summer Vail Jazz Workshop (Vail, CO) for the past 20 years.
Lewis conducts one-on-one instruction with advanced level musicians, by appointment.