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Private Music Instruction...


Private Music Instruction

The Fine Arts Association offers private music instruction
for preschoolers through senior citizens.

Hands-on music instruction benefits people of all ages throughout their lives. In addition to learning to read and play music, other benefits include:

  • Promoting self-expression and inspiring creativity
  • Development and refinement of motor skills and coordination
  • Enhanced academic performance especially in math and literacy skills
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Profound and lasting changes to the brain that enhance the general ability to learn ("Scientific American," October, 2010)

Why Study Music at The Fine Arts Association?

  • Professional faculty
  • Well-equipped, private music studios (most equipped with Steinway grand pianos)
  • Participation in recitals
  • Scholarships-both need-based and achievement-based are available
  • Traditional music instruction and the Suzuki Method of instruction are offered
  • Connect with a community of arts!  Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Arts are offered, all under one roof

For Adapted Piano Lessons for children through adults with special learning needs, see Music Therapy.

Suzuki Instruction

In Suzuki instruction, the parent and teacher work together to nurture the child's growth as a musician. Students may start as young as 3 years old. Children and their parents are expected to attend weekly private lessons and group classes. Student recitals, play-ins and other fun events are offered throughout the year. Click here for more information.

To register for music lessons, call our Customer Service Center at (440) 951-7500.

 To register for music lessons, call our Customer Service Center at (440) 951-7500.

Fine Arts Music Faculty

For a complete list of faculty bios, click here.


  • Dr. Bryan DePoy, Trumpet
  • Kenneth Hughes, Tuba/Euphonium
  • Scott McKee, Trumpet
  • Chris Rapier, French Horn
  • Joel Tyrrell, Trumpet


  • Lee Bush
  • Denny Carleton
  • George Gecik
  • Alfredo Guerrieri
  • Joe Wheelock


  • Julia Anderson Kerr


  • Dave Black
  • Neil Chastain
  • Greg Kochan


  • Bella Brandelis
  • Cliff Habian
  • Sanni Kearns
  • Barbara Klonowski
  • Feroza LaBonne
  • Maryann Messina
  • Dr. Timothy Minnis
  • Marge Syroney


  • Bella Brandelis, Violin
  • Ann Cirvencic, Violin/Viola
  • Elizabeth Crowe, Cello
  • Natalia DePoy, Violin
  • Jonathan "Skip" Edwards, Cello
  • Lauren Godfrey, Violin
  • Alfredo Guerrieri, String Bass
  • Rebecca Kuo Konow, Cello
  • Dr. Carol Linsenmeier, Violin/Viola


  • Bob Godfrey
  • Evie Koh
  • Doreen Mattson
  • Heidi Skok
  • Phyllis Speirs


  • Charles Baker, Clarinet/Saxophone
  • Judith Elias, Flute
  • Ed Michaels, Saxophone
  • Marjorie Rutherford, Bassoon/Saxophone
  • Lisa Wilson, Oboe




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