Music Programs

Music lessons are available for all ages and all ability levels.  From the beginner to those with significant training, our talented faculty will be able to help you.

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Music Lessons

Private music lessons for Adults and Children are offered on following instruments:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass (acoustic and electric), Guitar (acoustic and electric, classical, jazz and pop/rock styles), Harp, Piano, Drums, and Voice. We also offer lessons for songwriting, theory, and composition.

We also offer Suzuki Piano lessons that include a bi-weekly group class.

Contact us for more info and to set up a trial lesson for yourself or your child!

Music lessons are offered in 15, 30, 45 & 60 minute lengths depending on age and are scheduled after consultation with center faculty.

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Classes

  • Bass

    Section Offered
    Bass (String) - Matt Wiles Tuesday
    Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Bass (Electric) - Matt Wiles Tuesday
    Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Cello - Traditional

    Section Offered
    Traditional Cello - Michael Ronstadt, MM Monday, Wednesday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Traditional Cello - Claire Timmerman Thursday, Saturday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Drums / Percussion

    Section Offered
    Drums / Percussion - Tom Buckley Thursday, Saturday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Guitar

    Section Offered
    Guitar (Jazz focus) - Brandon Coleman Tuesday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Guitar (Accoustic) - Donald Broerman Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Guitar - Spencer Elliott, MM Tuesday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Guitar - Michael Ronstadt, MM Monday, Wednesday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Lap Harp

    Section Offered
    Lap Harp - Pam Jurgens, M.Ed. Wednesday, Saturday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Piano - Suzuki

    Section Offered
    Suzuki Piano - Valerie Bobosh, MS Monday, Tuesday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Piano - Richard Seil, MM Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Piano - Dr. JaeEun Lee, DMA Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Piano - Cheryl Raine, MM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Piano - Traditional

    Section Offered
    Piano - Pam Jurgens, M.Ed. Wednesday, Saturday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Piano - Song-Hun Nam, MM Thursday
    Ages 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Piano - Inna Terekhov, MM Tuesday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Piano - Cheryl Raine, MM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Piano - Diane Magill Tuesday, Wednesday
    Ages 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Piano - Mary Rekers Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
    Ages 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Piano - Serenity Fisher Thursday
    Ages 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Songwriting

    Section Offered
    Songwriting - Serenity Fisher Thursday
    Ages 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Ukulele

    Section Offered
    Ukulele - Spencer Elliott, MM Tuesday
    Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Viola - Traditional

    Section Offered
    Viola - Traditional - Elaine Wisniewski, MM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Violin - Traditional

    Section Offered
    Traditional Violin - Yuko Tsujimoto, MM Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Traditional Violin - Gayna Bassin, MM Wednesday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Voice

    Section Offered
    Voice - Jill Phillips, MM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Suzuki Strings

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Cincinnati Suzuki School at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center is the oldest and largest Suzuki program in Cincinnati. In partnership with University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music’s (UC-CCM) Preparatory Department, our program offers the Tri-state’s most comprehensive and robust Suzuki educational program, with an active Parent Organization who support the mission of the program through various activities.

Our students come from as far as Oxford (OH), and we offer weekly group classes and orchestras at all playing levels: from Pre-Twinklers to Beyond Books. (Most programs in the region, as well as nationally, only offer bi-weekly groups).

One important aspect of the Suzuki education is the mentoring educational triangle formed between the student, the teacher and the parent. A loving environment is created for the child, in which the child’s natural inclination to music is channeled lovingly through encouragement and celebration of each small step. To foster this environment, one parent is involved in the musical learning of their child by

  • attending lessons
  • being “home teachers” during the week
  • and by working with the teacher to create an enjoyable learning environment at home, where music becomes a joyous part of upbringing.

In addition to private lessons, children also participate in weekly group lessons and have many opportunities to perform in:

  • informal weekly “Talent Time” recitals
  • formal group and solo recitals
  • concerts at the Center
  • community events

Your child will be placed in a Suzuki section after consultation with Center faculty.

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Classes

  • Suzuki Cello

    Section Offered
    Suzuki Cello - Jennifer Higgins Wagner Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Cello - Claire Timmerman Thursday, Saturday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Suzuki Group Class

  • Suzuki Viola

    Section Offered
    Suzuki Viola - Elaine Wisniewski, MM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Viola - Rose Gowda, MM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Suzuki Violin

    Section Offered
    Suzuki Violin - Weiyi Li, MM Thursday
    Ages 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Violin - Rose Gowda, MM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Violin - Dr. JaeEun Lee, DMA Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Violin - Elizabeth (Ellie) Hoffman Monday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Violin - Elaine Wisniewski, MM Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Ages 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Suzuki Violin - Claire Timmerman Thursday
    Ages 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
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Musik Kids

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Our unique program allows parent and child participation in a fun, energetic environment while instilling a love and understanding of music in their child that also teaches life lessons including how to listen, get along with others, and perform well in school. The Center follows the Musikgarten Curriculum for all MusikKids' programs.

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Classes

  • Musik Kids Family Music

    REMOTE CLASSES begin Monday, September 14, 2020

    Family Music, Ages 6 mos. - 6 years, $250 for the whole family
    Bounce, jump, march, sing, clap, dance, rock and wiggle with your child! This family experience serves as a beginning step for the musically inept parent as well as engaging the professional musician. Each week older children will also have extra writing, coloring, and listening experiences through a special website. 

    • This remote Musik Kids class:

      • Is playful and fun!

      • Builds your child’s inner musician through singing, moving, focused listening, and playing instruments.

      • Lays the foundation in steady beat, rhythm and tonal pattern reproduction, and sensitivity to music.

      • Encourages your whole family to have shared music for singing, moving, and playing instruments in your home or car!

      • Allows you, the parent or caregiver, the unique opportunity to bond with your child through musical play!

    Included in the Family Music Class:

    Musik Kids Pre-K and K Add-on (Ages 4 - 6): Your child is ready to take bigger steps towards playing music on age appropriate instruments, reading and writing music, coordinating body movements with music, and singing on pitch. Activities will be added onto the Family Music Class this semester through access to a special website for older children to use: writing, coloring, special videos for singing along with, and additional fun materials will be provided. 

    Section Offered
    Family Music - Cathy Cordes Monday 10:00am - 10:35am
    Ages 6 Months, 1, 18 Months, 2, 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6
    Grades
    Family Music - Darlene Suggs Saturday 10:00am - 10:35am
    Ages 6 Months, 1, 18 Months, 2, 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6
    Grades
    Family Music - Mary Rekers Tuesdays 6:00pm - 6:35pm
    Ages 6 Months, 1, 18 Months, 2, 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6
    Grades
  • Musik Kids Group Keyboard

    Book 1 Classes begin Monday, September 14, 2020

    Book 2 Classes begin Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    Your child will literally gallop their way through the early levels of piano study! We drum, sing, play games and move to the music we are learning on the piano. Parents participate and provide assistance at home.

    *Pre-requisites:

    1. Student must attend Pre-piano classes or equivalent, for 1-2 years prior to enrolling.

    2. Parent must meet with Ms. Mary to learn how the program works. Parents attend the class for Books 1,2,3 to learn all the beginning songs.

    Section Offered
    Book 1 Group Keyboard - Diane Magill Wednesday 4:00pm - 4:45pm
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
    Book 1 Group Keyboard - Mary Rekers Saturday 10:00am - 10:45am
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
    Book 2 Group Keyboard - Diane Magill Wednesday 5:00pm - 5:45pm
    Ages 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
    Book 2 Group Keyboard - Mary Rekers Saturday 11:00am - 11:45am
    Ages 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
  • Musik Kids Piano

    Section Offered
    Musik Kids Piano - Diane Magill Tuesday, Wednesday
    Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    Musik Kids Piano - Mary Rekers Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
    Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Musik Kids Pre-Piano

    Your child is ready to take bigger steps towards playing music on age appropriate instruments, reading and writing music, coordinating body movements with music, and singing on pitch. This foundational class prepares your child for Piano Class as well as all other instruments.

    Students will be introduced to orchestral instruments, and to playing together as a group on a variety of instruments. Beginning music reading skills are introduced at this level. Older students continue developing ensemble playing, reading/writing notation, and other musical skills through carefully designed extension activities.

    Children attending without an adult. Adults come for share time during the last 5 minutes of class.

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Ensembles

Ensembles are available for all String instruments including Guitar.  Some experience is required for each ensemble.

All ensembles are open to all students regardless of affiliation with other programs or teachers outside the Center. 

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Classes

  • Classical Guitar Ensemble

    Classical Guitar - Mondays 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Lead by Don Broerman, Classical Guitar Ensemble is open to any student with 1+ year of guitar playing and solid note-reading experience on an acoustic or nylon string guitar. Expand your repertoire and play with others weekly. Pieces range from Bach to Beatles.

    Section Offered
    Classical Guitar Ensemble - Donald Broerman Monday 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Ages 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, Adult, Seniors
    Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • String Quartet

    Section Offered
    String Quartet - Jennifer Higgins Wagner Wednesday
    Ages 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
  • Youth Orchestras

    Melody Orchestra (Beginning) - Thursdays - 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

    An ensemble specifically designed for students are at the beginning of their note-reading journey.  All students are welcome, regardless of affiliations with other organizations and teachers outside The Center.  Appropriate for students at the Suzuki Late Book 1 and Book 2 level.  We will focus on basic musicianship and ensemble skills, while gaining exposure to a sampling of repertoire and musical styles in a fun and nurturing environment.

    Cadence Orchestra (Intermediate) - Thursdays - 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

    A mid-level ensemble that is designed for students who are proficient in note-reading on all four strings and are comfortable reading in the keys of G, D, C, A and F Major.  Familiarity with 3rd position is recommended.  Students will play a variety of fun repertoire in various styles from classical to popular music.  Appropriate for students at late Suzuki Book 2 through Book 4 levels.

    Chamber Orchestra (Advanced) - Thursdays 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm

    An advanced group of Junior High/High School players who have several years of orchestra experience.  This group will focus on challenging repertoire in a variety of genres and styles.  Designed for students who want a challenging and gaining experience to expand their musical and technical abilities.  Appropriate for students at Suzuki Book 5 level and beyond. 

    ***NOTE:  All ensembles are open to all students regardless of affiliation with other programs or teachers outside The Center.  Suzuki examples are used as a level example.  Student does not have to be Suzuki trained.

    Section Offered
    Melody Orchestra (Beginning) - Dr. JaeEun Lee, DMA Thursday 5:45pm - 6:30pm
    Ages 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Grades K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
    Cadence Orchestra (Intermediate) - Elaine Wisniewski, MM Thursday 5:00pm - 5:45pm
    Ages 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
    Chamber Orchestra (Advanced) - Rose Gowda, MM Thursday 5:00pm - 5:45pm
    Ages 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Grades 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th