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4 convenient locations:
Avon
Fairview Park
Westlake
Strongsville

Awarded 1st place
"Best Music School"
6 year nomination 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."  - E. Dye
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Why Choose Us?

Award-winning Music School.  If you're looking for music lessons in Avon, Avon Lake, Westlake, Bay Village, Rocky River, North Ridgeville 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 started 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 families 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, double bass, flute, clarinet, saxophone, drums, trumpet, all other brass instruments, and more.  With 4 locations to choose from, we are not far.

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.  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.  “I highly recommend The School of Music's outstanding staff..." - Director Doug Day, Bay Village (more testimonials)

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.  Call today at (440) 934-9988.

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How to Start Right and Avoid Future Struggles

The answer is to begin with the right foundation.  Over 90% of music students who come to us are struggling, and often not enjoying music.  Then old habits have to be replaced with new ones so that they can get on track.

What's the solution?  The right instruction.  If there are cracks in the foundation of a house, problems will likely show in the future.  At our School, we ensure every student receives what they need from the start so they can improve faster and have fun making music for years to come.  Learn in 2 years what others take to learn in 4 or not at all.

International Standards that Produce Results and Accelerated Progress 

Our students do well because our foundation of music instruction comes from some of the most prestigious universities and conservatories of music in the world. Our experience has been that without this approach, students often have difficulties, and our goal is to spare them of this.  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 so students are prepared to enjoy music for a lifetime.

Personality Match

Learning music requires a good teacher-student relationship.  Our teachers are 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 Avon, Westlake, Bay Village, North Olmsted, Sheffield, Rocky River, and more.  Visit us at a location nearest you.  Call to register at (440) 934-9988.

If you have been playing for a while and are having challenges, we specialize in helping students succeed.   Click here for more information.

What are students and parents saying?

Find out here: testimonials.

"The lessons are wonderful! I would recommend my piano teacher to anyone."
- Cindy Shoens

Call for an Introductory Lesson today and see why more families in Avon, Westlake, Bay Village, 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

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

Westlake Branch of Avon School of Music
27650 Center Ridge Rd,
Westlake, OH 44145
(440) 987-9840