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The most reviewed and recommended music school in Northern Ohio.
2023 Nominated and Current Finalist
Best of the West
Awarded 1st place
"Best Music School"
8 times nominated over all other schools
Students of Ms. Courtney, Ms. Wendy, Mr. Yuhang, Ms. Paulina accepted to study music at Cleveland State University, Baldwin Wallace, Capitol University, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Berklee School of Music.
School featured on front page of
November 23, 2020
Over 4,800 students since 2004
All instruments and voice
from 4 yrs. old to 80+
Endorsed faculty by
Cleveland Orchestra members
Cleveland Institute of Music
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Matching students with teachers since 2004
Making learning easy and fun!
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"Learning the piano is easy!"
Ms. Wendy, piano
faculty, BM, MM
Our World Record Setting Violinist, Mercedes Cheung
Ms. Mercedes helps students overcome the most difficult challenges of the violin just as she did by setting a world record at age 10 by recording and performing the most difficult violin music and is now accepting students of all levels, beginning to advanced.
Award-winning singer and actress Paulina Yeung teaches voice to all ages from 6 and up! Watch:
For all new violin students, free CD from our friend, superstar violinist Joshua Bell
"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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Westlake (currently online only)
Award-winning School of Music. If you're looking for music lessons in Northeast Ohio, then you have come to the right place. Since 2004, The School of Music has taught over 4,800 music students from preschool through adult.
Dedicated to providing the highest quality of music instruction since 2004. Some of our students have started careers in music, others have won scholarships, but most importantly they have discovered the love, creativity, beauty, and wonder that music alone can inspire.
Teaching Piano, Guitar, Voice, Violin, Flute, Ukulele, Trumpet, Brass, and More. With many instruments to choose from, students can learn the instrument or voice they desire.
University-trained Teachers. We have a highly qualified faculty of over 35 teachers from the U.S.A. and other parts of the world who have earned bachelors, masters, and other postgraduate degrees. They provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to enjoy music for a lifetime. Not everyone starts a career, but everyone receives what they need to pursue one if they like. Above all, the most important goal for everyone is to enjoy making music.
Faculty Background. Our faculty received their education from and are recommended by the following prestigious colleges, universities, and conservatories of music:
Indiana University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Yale University, Michigan State University, Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, University of Illinois, Boston University, University of Hartford, Cleveland State University, Capital University, Kent State University, National Conservatory of the National University of Colombia, Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart (Germany), Morehead State University, Otterbein University, University of Mount Union, Temple University, Case Western University, Baldwin-Wallace University, University of Akron, Ohio State University, Shenyang Conservatory of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University.
Building a Foundation for Success. Students receive our Foundation which helps them enjoy and succeed in music, whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced, making learning fun and rewarding.
Save Time with Our Matching Students and Teachers. Since 2004, with many teachers on staff and with your preferences, we match students with a highly qualified teacher that works best for a student's particular age, ability, personality, and interest.
All Ages and Skill Levels. From preschool ages to adults, our learning approach provides the foundation everyone needs to succeed whether at a beginning, intermediate, or advanced level, making learning both fun and rewarding.
3 Locations to Choose From. We are conveniently located in Fairview Park at Fairview Academy of Music, in Avon at Avon School of Music, and in Strongsville at Strongsville Academy of Music.
Saving Time for Family and Friends. We have music lessons at a variety of times so families can book lessons for different children at the same time to save you hours of driving and waiting time. With 3 locations to choose from, we are just minutes away.
Catering to the Individual Needs of Students. Our teachers are friendly and work with each student (or parent) to create a lesson plan that fits their unique needs and favorite music. They understand the needs of new students as well as advanced and adapt to their way of learning. Parents are also welcome to attend lessons, especially for those with young children.
Rewards! We provide these to students for a job well done and reaching milestones. These rewards encourage our students but the most important reward is found in the joy of playing or singing music.
One-on-one Lessons. Students have the undivided attention of their teacher in order to make their best progress.
Outdoor Recitals and Other Performing Opportunities. When the weather is nice, we make music outside with our fun outdoor recitals. We offer indoor recitals as well. These are free, enjoyable low pressure events that students can participate in if they wish. They provide motivational, tangible goals in addition to lessons.
Flexible One-on-one Make-up Lessons. No Group Make-up Classes. All make up lessons are private lessons with 100% attention and help from your teacher so you can continue making your best progress.*
In-Person or Virtual or Both. Students can choose from in-person or virtual lessons or a combination. Our remote program is developed with some preferring virtual over private. Students can try one lesson in-person or virtually before committing to monthly lessons.
Theory and Group Music Classes. Optional classes for additional learning with others.
Providing From the Start What Many Learn In College. Even our young beginners are learning what students often only learn in college. With our Foundation, students progress fast and enjoy music more.
Directed by Professional Board of Musicians. To ensure proper learning, the School of Music is run by more than one individual. Since 2004, the school has been run by a board of musicians to ensure the quality of teaching of each instrument so students progress at their best and enjoy music.
Morning Times for Home Schoolers. For your convenience, we have morning times available for piano, violin, voice, guitar, and more (if preferred, we also have several Christian teachers available).
Public School Recommended. “I highly recommend The School of Music's outstanding staff..." - Director Doug Day, Bay Village (more testimonials)
All-day Personal Assistance. From 10 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 85% 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.
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.