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Awarded 1st place
"Best Music School"
6 year nominations over all other schools

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"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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Why Choose Us?

Award-winning Music School.  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 highly quality music lessons to over 3,500 students from preschool through adult.  Some students have won college scholarships, 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. At our Fairview Park location, we offer music lessons in piano, guitar, violin, voice, brass lessons, and other instruments.

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 offer private music lessons and have regular low pressure recitals that students can perform in if they wish.

Directed by Professional Board of Musicians.  Not a one-person operation, but run by professional music directors to ensure the quality of teaching of each instrument so students progress well and learn to love music.

Public School Recommended.  Since 2004, public school teachers highly refer our music lessons.

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.

Make-up Lessons.  All lessons including make-ups are private one-on-one lessons with your teacher, not a group make up class with a different teacher.  This helps ensure continuity.

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.  Call today at (440) 934-9988 or (440) 305-0050.

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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. 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, from preschool through adult. We have had students who have gone on to pursue careers in music and earn scholarships, but most importantly, they have discovered music's ability to stir their hearts, and have developed an appreciation for the love, creativity, beauty, and wonder that only music can inspire.

Personality Match

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?

Find out here: testimonials.

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.

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Avon School of Music
37190 Colorado Ave., #103
Avon, OH  44011
(440) 934-9988

Strongsville Academy of Music
10900 Pearl Rd.
Strongsville, OH  44136
(440) 572-9000

Westlake Satellite Branch
27650 Center Ridge Rd.
Westlake OH  44145
(440) 987-9840

Fairview Academy of Music
5390 W 220th St.
Fairview Park, OH  44126
(440) 305-0050