Fairmount School of Music strives to create a positive environment where students learn to access their abilities as individual musicians and as members of a constructive, creative community. We believe that all children are musical and will enjoy a lifetime of making music if given a nurturing environment. Our faculty are hand-selected for their ability to nurture their students' talent and abilities.
Fairmount School of Music offers music classes for all ages: preschool through adult. Lessons are offered at Fairmount Center and the Federated Church in Chagrin Falls. Recitals are scheduled throughout the year and although students are encouraged to perform, participation is not mandatory. All recitals are free and open to the public to observe.
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Catalog with course offerings.
Instruction is offered in the following:
with Eric Graf
Ages: 5yrs to Adult.
Eric Graf holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Cello Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studies with renowned Suzuki pedagogue
Dr. Melissa Kraut. Mr. Graf teaches students ages 5 and up in both traditional & Suzuki methods.
Guitar, Saxophone, Ukulele
with David Gorski
Ages: 6yrs to Adult.
Mr. Gorski primarily teaches acoustic and electric guitar, along with saxophone and ukulele. He uses a variety of teaching styles and methods, including Orff and Kodály. His students have performed in various recitals and groups across the Cleveland area. Mr. Gorski specializes in guitar for music ministry and enjoys a variety of music styles from CCM to heavy metal.
Violin & Viola
with Greg Berlin
Ages: 6yrs to Adult.
Greg Berlin received his Bachelor of Music from Indiana University School of Music & his MBA from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management. Mr. Berlin teaches violin and viola to students ages 6 and up in both traditional & Suzuki methods.
with David Fuller
Ages: 9yrs to Adult.
Private vocal music instruction is offered in a variety of musical styles - musical theatre, Disney, classical or sacred music. David Fuller has a Master's Degree in Voice from the Boston Conservatory of Music and founded the Voice Department at Fairmount in 1995. Students have the opportunity to perform in two recitals a year. Please also see www.fullervoiceinstruction.com
To learn more about the music program and to talk to an individual instructor or observe a lesson, call Fairmount Center for the Arts at (440)338-3171.