Music Lessons Program

Focus on Teaching

If you're looking for music lessons near Avon, Fairview Park, Westlake, Bay Village, Rocky River, and more, then you have come to the right place. Being established in 2004, over 4,000 students from preschool through adult have taken music lessons with our endorsed faculty.

The School of Music offers private music lessons either in-person or virtual, and some small group lessons. We offer music lessons for piano, guitar, electric guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass, voice, flute, piccolo, saxophone, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, drums, trumpet, trombone, other brass instruments, and harp. 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.

Private lessons have the benefit of the focus of one-on-one, whereas group provides the dynamic of peer interaction. We offer 30 minute, 45 minute and 1 hour lessons for private lessons and 45 minute group lessons. Children 4 years old can take 30-minute piano, guitar, or drum lessons with a parent.  Our music teachers have university training in the instruments that they teach. We teach students from beginners to very advanced, with several faculty having post-graduate degrees in their instruments. With locations in Avon, Strongsville, Fairview Park, and Westlake we have a convenient location near you.

We also have regular low pressure recitals that students can perform in if they wish.

All we do is teaching. We do not sell or rent musical instruments. This leaves us free to specialize in one thing - providing the highest quality of musical instruction. The directors of the school are all professional performers and educators themselves. As a school of music, we offer our students advantages that they might not otherwise enjoy such as access to award-winning faculty and a stimulating learning environment.

To help our teachers and students, our management handles all administrative duties such as answering phone calls, scheduling, collecting fees, and arranging concerts, which can take precious time during a lesson. This allows our teachers to concentrate all their attention on their students.

We invite you to read what students and parents have to say here: testimonials.

University-Trained Teachers

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 needlessly, 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.

Because our teachers are performers, they have a passion for playing music which inspires students, and in addition to laying a solid foundation, they teach the skills that make enjoyment of music more quickly achieved. At our schools, all teachers have these qualifications along with our pedagogical philosophy (see below).

Music Pedagogy

Our pedagogy approach or instructional theory is a blend from the most prestigious music schools of the world and involves catering lessons to the learning style and personality of each student, making learning fun.

Motivational Environment

In a school environment, a student cannot be distracted by t.v., pets, ringing phones, siblings, "what's going on outside" the window, store congestion, or anything else. With only a half-hour to one-hour lesson per week, a professional school environment can produce better results with an atmosphere focused exclusively on learning. Students are also motivated by hearing peers and by being exposed to a variety of musical instruments. This helps translate into more practicing and commitment at home.

Guitar Club and Studio Classes

In addition to private lessons, students have fun playing in a group and for each other with a teacher's instruction. In some studio classes, students take a lesson while others observe. These are designed as an opportunity for interaction that would add to the learning experience as well as help keep up motivation for practicing (frequency of these classes depends upon participation).

Composition/Arranging Lessons

For students interested in writing music, these private lessons enable the student to learn the skills of composition whether in creating music for a song or music for different kinds of instruments.

Theory Lessons

These private lessons are designed for students needing further instruction in music theory or ear training not normally covered in private instrumental lessons. At this level, music theory is often supplemented with composition and is a great preparation for studying music in college. With a good music theory foundation, students have been able to exempt out of theory courses in college.

Exam Preparation

We offer full training in repertoire, studies, technique, theory, and sight-reading to prepare classical students for Guild, OMEA, and OMTA auditions.

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