Vance Music Studios In Studio Lessons in Lakewood, OH
Our lesson studios are comfortable, spacious, soundproof, and are stocked with high quality and well-maintained equipment (pianos, drum sets, amplifiers, etc). Our retail sales are limited to the books and accessories needed for the lessons. Not only does offering these items make it convenient for our students, but limiting our retail operation eliminates the noisy and congested " music store" atmosphere associated with many music lessons. We also buy and sell used instruments on a small scale, and have top-notch on premises guitar repair as an added convenience.
Our instructors all hold degrees in music (some at the graduate level), have a minimum of 10 years of teaching experience (with positive results), and are extremely active as performers at a professional level (locally as well as nationally).
Christopher E. Vance
Chris has been giving private lessons since 1992 in multiple Buffalo and Cleveland locations - many of his former students have gone on to music school (most with scholarships) and many more have become active members of the local music scene
Meredith Fitts is a native of northeast Ohio and a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University. She holds a B.A. in music, with a concentration in Therapy. Since 2004, she has taught general music at a Summit Academy, a charter school for students with ADHD and high-functioning autism.
Carly Kuhn, a native of Lakewood, is our voice instructor. She is a recent graduate of Wittenberg University with a B.M. in Music Performance. While a student at Wittenberg, Carly took a semester abroad to study music history, performance, and culture in Vienna, Austria.
Guitar & Banjo
J.Blues has opened shows in the Cleveland area for such legendary greats as Robert Lockwood Jr., John Hammond, David Lindley, Leon Russell, Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, Dickey Betts (from the Alman Brothers), Smoking Joe Kubeck and Bnois King, Devon Alman from Honey Tribe, and has also appeared on FOX 8 Morning Show.
Timothy Lane has enjoyed the art of drumming since 1986 . Early studies with local legend Harry Damas, then later during college years with Bob Mckee, Greg Bandy. Advanced studies with Mike Clark of the Headhunters.
Chris Scott is an eclectic musician, whose tastes, knowledge, and experience span everything from orchestral music to jazz to experimental electronica. He is an active performer, composer, arranger, and educator in Cleveland's rich music scene.
Rated Excellent (5 of 5) from 2 reviews
Testimonial by Jeff D
Hey Chris- I just wanted to send a sincere thank you again for the lessons we had together.I'm playing a rock opera of Macbeth in Medina (July 2012), it just kinda fell in my lap last minute. I was handed a piano score with lots of rhythmic , tempo, and key changes (a lot of them) a week until opening night, and have had no problems with it thanks to you. Great work giving back to the local music scene. Thank You,
Testimonial by Cindy S
Just have to say it again. OMG! Bands kicked butt on Saturday night (8/27/2011). The chit chat around the club was all positive. And it was a packed house. Yeah! You deserve all the praise for putting this together. George and I thank you for giving Louis such a positive and cool opportunity.
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