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"Best Music School"
7 nominations over all other schools
"I'm extremely happy with my teacher. I've learned so much since switching from another school. She's an excellent teacher." - Ellen Dye
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Award-winning School of Music. If you're looking for music lessons in Fairview Park, Westlake, Rocky River, North Olmsted, Bay Village, Lakewood and more, then you have come to the right place. Since 2004, The School of Music has provided high quality music lessons to over 3,500 students from preschool through adult. Some students have won scholarships for college, others began a career in music, but most importantly they have discovered the love, creativity, beauty, and wonder that only music can inspire.
Convenient Scheduling. We have music lessons at a variety of times so that you can book lessons for different children at the same time to save you hours of driving and waiting time. We offer lessons in piano, guitar, ukulele, voice, violin, viola, cello, flute, all brass instruments, and more. With 4 locations to choose from in Fairview Park, Avon, Westlake, and Strongsville, we are not far from your neighborhood.
Highly Qualified Faculty Catering to Needs of Students. Our music teachers have university degrees specializing in their instrument, some with awards in international competitions. They are very experienced in understanding and fulfilling the needs of new students as well as advanced. We also offer regular low pressure recitals that students can perform in if they wish.
Directed by Professional Board of Musicians. To ensure proper learning, the School of Music is not run by one individual. We believe, for example, a guitarist may be an excellent teacher but this specialty does not qualify him/her for the oversee of proper learning other instruments such as piano, violin, flute, voice, trumpet, drums, etc. Since 2004, the school has been run by a board of professional musicians to ensure the quality of teaching of each instrument so students progress well and enjoy learning.
Recently, there have been some start-up academies by individuals attempting to copy our programs and website. We are not affiliated with these as some have inquired about.
Public School Recommended. “I highly recommend The School of Music's outstanding staff..." - Director Doug Day, Bay Village (more)
Teaching Philosophy. Our approach is a blend of international standards and our highly successful teaching system to ensure students have the foundation they need to enjoy music for a lifetime.
Convenient Make-up Lessons. Offered at times convenient for you, these are not a group class at a set time with a different teacher for the same fee as your normal lessons. All make-up lessons are private one-on-one lessons with your teacher. This helps maintain continuity.
Private or Group Lessons. Have a friend you want to study with? We offer small group lessons for friends and family members.
All-day Personal Assistance. From 9 am until 8 pm, weekdays, 9 am until 3 pm, Saturdays, we have staff ready to help with any questions.
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How to Start Right and Avoid Future Struggles
We love helping young beginners! Why? Our experience is that over 90% of students who come to us are struggling and missing fundamentals. Because of this they are often not experiencing the joy that music has to offer. Then bad habits have to be broken all the while establishing new ones.
How to avoid this? Begin lessons with the right foundation. If the foundation of a house has cracks, problems will likely show in the future. At our School, we ensure all students receive the right instruction from the beginning so they can progress well and enjoy making music for years to come. Learn in 2 years what many learn in 4 or never at all.
International Standards of Music
Our students do very well because our standards of music instruction come from some of the most prestigious universities and conservatories of music in the world along with our successful teaching system. Our experience has been that without this approach, students often struggle, and our goal is to spare them. At the School of Music, each student receives this instruction in a fun environment, learning at his or her own pace. Several skills of professional performers can be taught in the first one or two years of lessons, a critical time in the life of a student. Starting on the right path is important for success. With the right foundation, students are prepared to enjoy music for a lifetime.
Whether learning piano, guitar, violin, etc., our teachers do not take a one-size-fits all approach, but are attentive to the individual personalities and learning styles of each student.
Learning music also requires a good teacher-student relationship. Our teachers are carefully selected for the gift of working well with children, being a good role model, and understanding how they learn. This, too, helps give them the best experience they can have in learning music.
With multiple locations, our goal is to bring high quality music programs to your neighborhood. Most of our families come from local suburbs including Fairview Park, Rocky River, North Olmsted, Bay Village, Westlake, Rocky River, Lakewood, Olmsted Falls, and more. Visit us at a location nearest you. Call to register at (440) 305-0050 or (440) 934-9988.
What are students and parents saying?
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Call for an Introductory Lesson today and see why more families in Fairview Park, Westlake, Bay Village, Lakewood, Rocky River and other suburbs of Cleveland trust us for music instruction over any other music school.