Dedicated to studying and teaching music

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721 Boardman-Poland Rd. Ste. 103
Youngstown, OH 44512
(800) 237-6828


Music school

Welcome to Cleveland’s premier music school, where we are committed to providing the highest quality music education to students of all ages and skill levels. Our experienced instructors offer personalized instruction in a variety of instruments and genres, from classical to contemporary music.

Our mission is to inspire and cultivate a lifelong love of music in our students, and we strive to create a supportive and collaborative learning environment. Join us today and unlock your musical potential!

Preschool Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons

Guitar Lessons

Drum Lessons

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Music is an incredibly rich artistic form with a long and fascinating history. Dating back to early civilizations, it has been a cornerstone of human society for countless generations. Music can be found in every corner of the globe, with countless styles and genres reflecting the unique cultural traditions of various regions and communities. This beautiful form of art has numerous benefits, serving as a powerful tool for expression, celebration, and community building. Whether it’s the exuberance of a lively dance tune or the introspection of a moving ballad, music has the power to evoke strong emotions and connect us to one another in profound ways. It is a source of inspiration, solace, and joy, and has the ability to touch our lives in ways that few other art forms can.

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About the school

Great Lakes School Of Music services the surrounding suburbs of the Cleveland area. 464 Richmond Rd. Suite 202, Richmond Hts., Ohio. 44124. (in the Fox Medical Center)

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Great Lakes School of Music

Musical education's universal appeal stems from its inclusive nature, transcending barriers of age, ethnicity, and ability. In diverse communities, it serves as a unifying force, fostering teamwork and cooperation through ensemble performances. As children collaborate with peers, they learn to respect diverse perspectives and embrace teamwork's power. Whether learning classical compositions or popular tunes, musical education introduces children to cultural heritage, preserving traditions and celebrating innovation. Through the timeless language of music, children gain an invaluable sense of identity, finding their voice and passion in a world of endless possibilities. Thus, encouraging musical education for all children, with a focus on piano and guitar, proves pivotal in nurturing well-rounded, empathetic, and culturally aware individuals.

Barbara Watkins

Founder & Director

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Great Lakes School of Music

The piano and guitar, as iconic instruments, play pivotal roles in shaping a well-rounded musical education. Learning the piano cultivates discipline and hand-eye coordination, laying a strong foundation for mastering other instruments. In contrast, the guitar encourages versatility and improvisation, empowering children to explore their musical potential through different genres, like folk, rock, or jazz. As children engage with these instruments, they develop self-confidence, as performing in front of an audience boosts their communication and public speaking skills. Musical education paves the way for personal growth, unlocking a lifelong appreciation for both traditional and contemporary musical expressions.

Barbara Watkins

Founder & Director

Dedicated To Education

Great Lakes School of Music

Musical education holds profound significance for children of all ages, encompassing diverse instruments and music genres. Playing the piano and guitar, in particular, offers unique cognitive, emotional, and social benefits. Children exposed to musical training develop enhanced memory, concentration, and problem-solving skills, fostering academic success. Moreover, the creative expression inherent in music nurtures emotional intelligence, enabling children to better understand and manage their feelings. Whether exploring classical compositions or contemporary tunes, musical education empowers children to appreciate various cultures and art forms, fostering a more compassionate and interconnected world.

Barbara Watkins

Founder & Director

How many courses are there?

Great Lakes School of Music has courses in Pre School Piano, Piano, Guitar, Violin and Brass instruments. All of our teachers are world class and available to talk about your education.

Things to know before course

Please call us at 440.833.0206 for detailed information on what to expect from all of our lessons. We can answer any questions that you may have for all your musical needs.

How Can I Pay My tuition

You can pay tuition in person at least 24 hours prior to your lesson by phone with a credit card. We also have Senior and Military discounts. Retail fees are also discounted and both discounts may be used!

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