Artists Directory

The Fine Arts Association, YOUR center for arts education and performance, has proudly housed all of the arts under one roof since 1957! Our mission and passion are to enhance lives through arts education, performance and advocacy. Through our Offsite Education Program, the Artists Directory makes the talent and performance experience of our faculty available to the community. Our faculty members are accredited, professional teaching artists who pride themselves on their high standards of excellence. 

In addition to the Artists Directory, The Education Department collaborates throughout the year with many schools and organizations to create customized educational art experiences in music, theatre, dance, visual arts, and creative arts therapies. Current partner organizations include The Andrews School, St. Mary’s School in Painesville, Peaceful Children Montessori School, Painesville City Schools, Willoughby-Eastlake Schools, Wickliffe City Schools, Lake Erie College, Lakeland Community College, Lake MetroParks, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School and Hawken School. Please contact the director of education at 440-951-7500 x118 for more information regarding the development of a program for YOUR school or organization!

Matthew Saunders

matthew@martiandances.com

Solo or Ensemble Trombonist, Composer, Arranger

Matthew holds degrees in trombone and composition from the Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati (CCM).  He performs regularly and his compositions have been played throughout the United States.

Fee negotiable

Maryann R. Messina

messinamusic1@gmail.com 440-975-8255

Piano or Keyboard Music
Receptions, parties, holiday celebrations & wedding ceremonies

Professional pianist with college training in classical and jazz styles.  Music to suit your needs.  Over twenty-five years of experience as a soloist and in ensembles.

Fee determined by the hour.

Doreen Mattson

440-946-5043

Vocal soloist
Weddings, funerals, parties and events

Ms. Mattson is a professionally trained musician and music educator from Wittenberg University and Cleveland State University. She has sung in the Lakeland Civic Chorus as a soloist and chorus member for 16 years.

Fee determined by event

Feroza LaBonne

flabonne1@aol.com 440-478-9811

Pianist
Special occasions: parties, receptions, weddings and holidays.

Feroza Labonne holds a Masters Degree in Music from CWRU-CIM. Her repertoire includes light classical, Spanish, Italian, popular, movie music, the oldies, show tunes… whatever fits the occasion.

Fee Negotiable

Denny Carleton

dennycarleton@sbcglobal.net 216-392-8749

Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Entertainer
Weddings, special events, parties

Denny has played in legendary Cleveland 1960’s bands and continues to play covers and original material.

www.dennycarleton.com

1-hr performance: $75; 3-hr performance: $200; weddings: $150

David Fuller

fullervoice925@gmail.com 440-477-9317

Music for church weddings (cantor/soloist) and church funerals (cantor/soloist)

Mr. Fuller holds a M.M. in Voice from Boston Conservatory.  He is the coordinator of liturgical music at the Church of St. Anselm since 2000 and has been a voice instructor since 1992.

www.fullervoiceinstruction.com

$200 per event

Fine Arts Woodwind Quintet

Jelias84@sbcglobal.net 440-953-9647

Music for weddings and background music for special occasions

This ensemble performs for many events at The Fine Arts Association as well as area churches and various local events.

Fee negotiable

Judith Elias

jelias2284@sbcglobal.net 440-655-1098

Flute, Flute & Harp Duo or Flute, Violin & Cello Trio
Music for weddings, receptions and parties.

Ms. Elias holds a B.M.E. from Youngstown State University and completed graduate study at Kent State University. Extensive flute study with Maurice Sharp

Fee negotiable

Jonathan (Skip) Edwards

216-291-4498

Music for weddings, private parties and clubs

Skip Edwards Trio or Duo, Freelance musician, bassist performing Jazz, Big Band, and Musical Theatre throughout northeast Ohio. Mr. Edwards has performed with Count Basie as well as in Dream Girls. He holds a B.A. in Humanities and Music.

Fee to be determined at time of contact.