Private Music Inquiry Form

New families who have not registered with FAA before, please fill out the interest form below and someone will be in contact with you soon. For returning families, please call (440)951-7500 x100

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Frequently Asked Questions

Music students are asked to commit to taking 18 half-hour lessons during a session. However, new students may register for private music lessons any time throughout the year. Hour-long lessons are also available.

Fees range from $25-$28 per hour. You can inquire about an instructor’s schedule and fees by calling our Customer Service Center at (440) 951-7500 x100

YES! Information about Scholarships at FAA can be found here (link to scholarship page)

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.

Dr. Shinichi Suzuki began to teach music by applying the basic principles of learning language.  When learning a language, one listens, speaks, reads and writes, in that order.  In the Suzuki approach, the student listens, plays, then reads and writes.  This approach, now called “The Suzuki Method,” is appropriate for children ages 3 years and older and is taught by specially trained faculty at The Fine Arts Association.

  • Parental involvement. Parents attend weekly private lessons and group classes with their child and serve as home teachers during the week.
  • Formal music training may begin at age 3 for stringed instruments and age 4 or 5 for piano.
  • Repeated listening to recordings of the pieces is the single most powerful factor in the success of the Suzuki method. It is akin to the natural way one learns a language through their environment.
  • Repetition is essential in learning to play an instrument. Each music piece becomes a building block for the careful development of technique.
  • Group participation. In addition to private lessons, students participating in Suzuki instruction are strongly encouraged to participate in weekly group lessons and recitals. Group lessons provide new opportunities to learn with others, provide motivation and also teach music theory, history and music appreciation. 


Does your young learner express an interest in private music instruction?

Available to any student:  Our music therapists are available to provide an introduction to independent music lessons, help determine preference for select instruments, teach general music concepts in an engaging way, and foster a love of music learning for even the littlest maestro!  Please call for more information and to learn more about our early childhood programming.  For adapted music lessons for children through adults, contact Creative Therapies Coordinator, Ann Marie Raddell at 440-951-7500 x4 or email

For adapted music lessons for children through adults, contact Creative Therapies Coordinator, Ann Marie Raddell at 440-951-7500 x124 or email a

Recital opportunities: The Fine Arts Association provides regular opportunities for music students to perform in recitals. General recitals are free and the community is welcome! If you are a music student interested in participating in a general recital, please communicate with your FAA instructor.


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Did you know that 500 students of all ages and abilities take private music lessons per year at FAA?

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