Music

The Fine Arts Association
Program

The Fine Arts Association’s music program allows students to begin instruction at any level that is appropriate to both ability and age.

Early childhood music classes provide hands-on explorations of music through the use of instruments, movement and song. The Suzuki Method of music instruction engages children as young as 3 years of age in private music instruction.

Performance Groups, including Suzuki group and Willoughby Strings support students in acquiring music skills and provide them community performance opportunities.

Finally, private music instruction is available in most instruments – from voice to tuba. These one-on-one music lessons are taught by a professional faculty and enable children and adults to obtain skills in an instrument in a positive setting which also provides ongoing performance opportunities. Whether you want to learn to play an instrument for personal enjoyment or are interested in pursuing a career in music, our highly educated, skilled teaching artists can assist you in meeting your goals.

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS

Private Music Lessons for ALL from ANYWHERE!
Registration for private lessons opens the week of July 13

Interested in exploring and/or scheduling a private music lesson? From violin, guitar, and piano to voice, flute and MORE, we encourage you to explore our list of incredible music faculty! Contact our Customer Service Team to get started! Please fill out the form below.

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FALL 2020 MUSIC CLASSES

FALL 2020 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES

Early Childhood

Sing, play, move, and socialize!

Young Musicians

Every time a child hears a major scale, a melody, a chord progression,
or a cadence, an understanding of the essential language of music is reinforced.
  • To read more about a class (both in person and online versions), click on the “+” to maximize, and click “+” again to minimize
  • To register for a class, click on the red button
  • The first class registration button= the IN PERSON class at FAA.
  •  The black outlined button= the ONLINE version of the same class. 
Teachers – Sexstella & Raddell
 
From 10/26/2020 to 11/16/2020 on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for ages 2-4.
 
Little ones with a caregiver explore nursery rhymes through music and art experiences. Class includes one-half hour of art and one-half hour of music each week.
Teachers – Sexstella & Raddell
From 10/26/2020 to 11/16/2020 on Mondays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EDT ONLINE for ages 2-5.
Nursery Rhyme Time Online Edition offers uplifting fun. Together with your 2-5 year old, in the comfort of your own home, get engaged with music and art experiences led by Ann Marie Raddell MT-BC, NICU MT and Melissa Sexstella. You can choose to participate in the music portion Live or if that time doesn’t work for you, watch the recording at your own convenience. Art projects are accessible at any time and use recycled and common supplies so you can participate when the timing is perfect for your family’s needs. Nursery Rhyme Time is themed each week to match beloved nursery rhymes and features felt play that focuses on early childhood skills like counting and colors.
Instructor: Ann Marie Raddell
 
  • Session 1: From 09/24/2020 to 10/15/2020
  • Session 2: From 11/19/2020 to 12/17/2020
Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. for birth to age 5.
 
Designed for young children of ALL abilities! Bounce, wiggle, sing and have fun with your munchkin. This class engages you and your child in singing, playing, instruments, and movement experiences while encouraging bonding, stimulating the senses, promoting learning and creating opportunities for socialization.
Instructor: Ann Marie Raddell
From 09/24/2020 to 10/15/2020 on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST ONLINE for birth to age five.
Designed for young children of ALL abilities! Bounce, wiggle, sing and have fun with your munchkin. This class engages you and your child in singing, playing, instruments, and movement experiences while encouraging bonding, stimulating the senses, promoting learning and creating opportunities for socialization.

ENSEMBLES

Ensembles

For experienced students and adults who are ready to perform
and be a part of a group with other talented musicians.

Growing Opportunities

Continue to expand opportunities to perform and learn from professional instructors.
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  • To register for a class, click on the red button
Instructor: David Malinowski
From 08/27/2020 to 01/14/2021 Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for grades 1st to 6th.
Instructor: Dr. Chris Venesile
From 08/25/2020 to 01/12/2021 on Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for grades 9th to 18+.
 
Be a part of a fun and fulfilling vocal group that will rehearse and perform the best in pop and jazz a cappella choral music with Dr. Christopher J Venesile, director of the Kent State University “Nova Jazz Singers.” Dr. Venesile will use his expertise as a leader in contemporary choral music to collaborate with singers grade 9 — adult and produce some of America’s finest music, from Broadway, pop/rock, and jazz standards.
Instructor: Michael Lund Ziegler
From 08/18/2020 to 11/24/2020 on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Lake Erie College for grades 9th to 12th.
 

Through a partnership with Lake Erie College, Fine Arts wind, brass, and percussions students have the unique opportunity to participate in the Lake Erie College Wind Ensemble. The Wind Ensemble strives to cultivate a culture of excellence in music performance while exploring the best of the wind band repertoire. This includes works for full wind ensemble as well as works for smaller conducted and unconducted wind chamber music performed by subsets of the larger ensemble.

Membership is by audition only.

Accepted students can register for the Lake Erie College Wind Ensemble through FAA Customer Service by calling (440) 951-7500 x100

MUSIC THERAPY

Music Therapy

Music Therapy is the structured use of music experience by a trained professional to help individuals of all ages and abilities achieve specific goals...

All Ages, All Abilties

achieve goals such as attention to task, motor development, appropriate social interaction, language development, positive self-worth, emotional expression, and much more!
  • Scholarships are offered for Music Therapy through a variety of sources. To obtain a scholarship form, contact Ann Marie Raddell, Coordinator of Creative Arts Therapies at (440) 951-7500 x124.
  • Third party pay is welcomed and accepted from Deepwood, NEON (Cuyahoga County and Lake County), Family and Children First Council, Zanes Foundation, and several other organizations. Private insurance, Medicaid, and Medicare are not accepted.
  • To learn more about assessments, individual lessons, social groups, adapted music lessons, and offsite services, please click here.
  • For information on Music Therapy services or to schedule an assessment, please contact Coordinator of Creative Arts Therapies Ann Marie Raddell at (440) 951-7500 x124 or email araddell@fineartsassociation.org.

FAA Music Faculty

Brass

Music Therapy

Percussion

Piano

Strings

Suzuki

Voice

Woodwinds

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Photos by: Aaron Fisher