Musicologie Cleveland Heights

3473 Fairmount Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44118
Phone: (216) 260-6006‬

Community Manager: Pat Richards

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My experience with Musicologie has been nothing but positive and empowering, and all communications have been clear, respectful, and flexibly accommodating. My instructor, Morgan Mecaskey, is absolutely outstanding, and I could not have lucked out with a better placement! I recommend Musicologie, both as an adult learner, coming back to music after decades, or as a young pupil who is just getting started and building their musicality. And it is super convenient, right in the heart of the neighborhood!
Redwood River
Redwood River
13:15 31 Oct 21
My son takes weekly 30 minute piano lessons with Jiachen and he is learning very quickly. I'm very happy with my decision to take lessons here.
Amber Neff
Amber Neff
14:38 04 Oct 21
I’ve taken classical guitar and bass lessons from this school for years, and both of my teachers (Stuart and Ray) are phenomenal! I can’t recommend them highly enough. They’re great with kids of all ages, including adults like me. Enjoy your musical journey!
Tom Griffith
Tom Griffith
21:01 30 Sep 21
I am so happy I decided to take voice lessons here! My instructor Austin is amazing!
Tarisha Newton
Tarisha Newton
03:02 05 Sep 21
I love it!! I’ve learned a lot and totally recommend for anyone interested in music. My teacher is awesome and Ive never had a bad experience here.
Julia Beard
Julia Beard
23:10 02 Sep 21
Really appreciate such a rich resource for learning music locally. Great teachers that will take you as deep into tunes and theory as you want to go.
Kent Morgan
Kent Morgan
13:32 30 Jun 21
Ray is a super teacher!
Hodge Fenderson
Hodge Fenderson
20:18 28 Jun 21
Selecting an appointment time and creating an account was very easy and convenient, with plenty of times available. The instructor (Stuart) was extremely knowledgeable and efficient in our lesson. Overall, I walked away with a lot of actionable and useful training moving forward.
Zach Hargis
Zach Hargis
21:00 23 Feb 21
Our sons began guitar lessons with Mike last week. The enrollment process was extremely easy and the boys loved their instructor. A wonderful place to learn!
Stephanie Teeter
Stephanie Teeter
14:38 29 Sep 20
Just really good people all around. Everyone is friendly and welcoming, clearly passionate about teaching music and making it fun!
Marisa Martin
Marisa Martin
18:59 21 Aug 20
Excellent, well-qualified instructors, in a professional and inviting atmosphere! I highly recommend if you're looking for music lessons in the Shaker Heights area, that you check this place out.
Justin Swain
Justin Swain
17:11 19 Aug 20
Great teachers!
Kay Barker
Kay Barker
16:17 19 Aug 20
Joseph Angelo
Joseph Angelo
04:25 21 Feb 20
L Dorsey
L Dorsey
00:31 06 Sep 19
Alisha Stahnke
Alisha Stahnke
20:51 14 Mar 19
Fairmount School of Music is an incredible place to learn music through private lessons. The school has an incredible staff and is located in a great area!
David Gorski
David Gorski
20:24 28 Oct 13

Our Music Programs in Cleveland Heights

Flamenco Accompaniment!

Join us at our new series from Abrepaso Flamenco. In each 6-week session students will focus on learning a different element of flamenco accompaniment. Students will learn how to accompany dance and singing, and the myriad musical styles within flamenco. This series is great for musicians looking to expand their repertory. Call or text 216-260-6006 or email for more info!

Jonathan at Musicologie JuniorMusicologie Junior

Musicologie Junior is a group class for toddlers and their parents, guardians or caretakers. At each 40 minute class, we’ll sing songs, move our bodies, dance to different styles of music, read sing-along books, and play lots of musical instruments while your child reinforces her naturally-developing senses of rhythm, melody, rhyme, speech, and movement! We’ll incorporate methods from Kodaly, Dalcroze, and Orff. Ages 0-5.

What to Expect

A 40 minute weekly class focused on experiential learning and introducing basic music concepts. Try your first class free >>

Get to Know Our Cleveland Heights Music School

Musicologie is the largest and fastest growing music school in Ohio. Our Cleveland Heights school is owned by Kevin and Pat Richards, who have been staples of the Cleveland Heights music community for decades. Kevin started Fairmount School of Music in 1988 and he and Pat now run Musicologie Cleveland Heights with an amazing team of neighborhood music teachers.


Cleveland Height’s #1 Music Lessons Studio

Musicologie has more than 236(!) verified five-star reviews and recommendations on Google, Facebook, Yelp and more.

Instruments We Teach in Cleveland Heights

Piano Lessons

Piano is a great instrument to start your musical journey. Because it’s visual and linear, it’s the simplest way to learn the building blocks of music. For young beginners, we usually recommend piano as a starting place.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Musicologie Cleveland Heights

What is Your Teaching Philosophy?
Music is a critical part of human experience. It enriches everyone's life and can be taught and enjoyed at any age. We believe in nurturing the innate curiosity that everyone in born with, empowering our students to achieve their musical goals. Learning music makes life more enjoyable. It can be a relaxing break from busy life. For young beginners, including infants and toddlers, it's an important component of emotional and mental development. Music is truly for everyone, at every level of playing or singing, and we want to help you make music a deeper part of your life.
What Curriculum Do You Use?
We have two guiding principles: First, you'll stay more engaged by learning music you love. Second, you'll grow faster by using what you've learned in lessons through performing. We'll take traditional method books like Suzuki, Alfred's, Faber, etc., and combine that with contemporary music you're excited about with the goal of performing in one of our ensembles, group classes, or at one of our concerts.

Performing is encouraged as a way to develop your skill, but it's always optional.
What Ages Do You Teach?
We teach all ages. We have a toddler group class for ages 0-5 called Musicologie Junior. We start private lessons around 5 and teach lots of adults as well.
Do I Need My Own Instrument?
Not for your first lesson. We have instruments at our studios you can use for the first few lessons. But after that you'll want to get your own instrument for practice at home. Your teacher will help you pick out the right one. We also have open practice hours so you can come in and use instruments and practice rooms at Musicologie during the week.

If you do have your own instrument, you should definitely bring it with you, as long as it's easily portable - leave your piano and drums at home 🙂
How Do I Sign Up For Lessons?
You can sign up anytime. Get started here by answering a few questions. We'll match you with a teacher and find a time that works for ongoing lessons. The first lesson is called an assessment lesson.
What's An Assessment Lesson?
An assessment lessons is what we call your first lesson. Don't worry, it's not a test! You'll come in, meet your teacher, talk about your goals, go through our policies and develop an individual curriculum. Every student does it regardless of age or ability. For very young students, an assessment is also a chance to see if they're ready for private lessons.
What's a Lesson Membership?
A Lesson Membership is how you sign up for ongoing lessons at Musicologie. It is a flat fee billed monthly. With a Lesson Membership you get:
  • A weekly lesson scheduled at the same day and time with the same teacher - 30, 45 or 60 minutes long
  • Unlimited rescheduling with 24 hour cancellation notice
  • Free select group classes
  • Open practice hours
  • Biannual Concerts
What Are Your Prices?
The first lesson - we call it an assessment lesson - is $32. And we don't have any enrollment or registration fees when you sign up. Studios have slightly different prices, so get started here to let us know about you and what you're looking for and we'll tell you all about us!
What If I Can't Make it to a Lesson?
  • To reschedule your lesson, you must first cancel your regular weekly lesson online at least 24hrs before the lesson
  • Reschedule online by managing your account here
  • You can reschedule no more than 2 weeks in advance
  • You may reschedule with your primary teacher, or a different teacher, or even a different instrument
  • Rescheduled lessons are always subject to teacher availability and are not guaranteed
Can I Do Lessons Every Other Week?
Unfortunately, because our teachers' schedules are very full, we do not offer bi-weekly lessons.
What If I Start in the Middle Of a Month?
You will be charged a prorated amount for the remaining days in the month and then you’ll go into our automated system and be billed on the 1st of each month for the upcoming month.
How Do I Pay For Lessons?
When you sign up for lessons, your credit card or debit card will be automatically debited a flat fee each month on the 1st of the month. To withdraw, you need to provide us with 30-days notice by filling out a withdrawal form. Contact your teacher for the form.
How Do I Withdraw From Lessons?
To withdraw from lessons, you must give 30 days advance notice by filling out our online exit form. This is the only way to withdraw. Contact your teacher or Community Manager and they will provide the link.
If I Withdraw Will My Teacher or Time Be Available When I Return?
When you withdraw from lessons, you time is made available for other students. We will do our best to work with your preferences, but we cannot guarantee a specific time or teacher.
Do You Offer Refund For Missed Lessons?
Musicologie cannot offer refunds for any missed or unused lessons.

Recent News From Musicologie Cleveland Heights See all posts >>

RE-OPENING: Musicologie’s Guidelines for In-Person Lessons

June 15, 2020

Below is a letter I wrote to Musicologie students back in May about our re-opening plans and how we're working to stay safe as we restart some in-person lessons. Currently we are offering a limited schedule of in-person lessons. As time goes on and guidelines change, this post will be updated. Current Guidelines for In-Person Lessons The lobby will be closed. Please wait outside until your lesson time. Teachers will wear face coverings.Teachers will clean their spaces after every student, wiping down instruments, door knobs and other high contact areas. We strongly recommend students wear a face covering. Remember, face coverings aren’t ... read more

Cleveland Heights Piano Instructor Publishes Children’s Book Lola’s Adventures

December 10, 2020

In this video, Ms. Onofrei performs “In The Park”, from Lola’s Adventures. Follow along with the sheet music, lyrics and beautiful illustrations! Inna G. Onofrei is an Armenian-American composer and pianist and has been teaching piano at Musicologie Cleveland Heights for over ten years. Ms. Onofrei recently published “Lola’s Adventures,” a piano album for the young. From the composer:  Thank you for your interest in my book and music! My name is Inna Onofrei, and I am a piano instructor, a composer and a piano artist with over seventeen years of experience. As a teacher, I constantly look for fun ... read more

Musicologie Cleveland Heights Opens in Partnership with Longtime Local Studio Owners

September 9, 2020

CLEVELAND, September 1, 2020 - Musicologie Cleveland Heights opens September 1, 2020 at 3473 Fairmount Boulevard, the latest venture for owners Kevin and Pat Richards who have been leading in the field of music education in the Heights area for over three decades.  In partnership with Columbus-based Musicologie, the 32-year old Fairmount Music School will be entirely rebranded and reorganized. The teaching staff will remain in place and lessons will continue uninterrupted. The new venture is the result of months of conversations between the Richards and Musicologie founders Joseph and Kay Barker, longtime touring musicians and music educators from Grandview ... read more

Jazz Academy Vocal Workshop!

July 21, 2020

Hey Musicologie family and friends! Jazz Arts Group is doing an online vocal jazz workshop August 3-7, 10:00am - 12:30pm each day. Tuition has now been updated to “pay what you can,” so students can sign up for this week-long camp for free! They are looking for middle and high schoolers to participate. If you're interested please reach out to them! This is the link to the registration page:  read more

Music Teachers in Cleveland Heights

All Cleveland Heights Teachers
Musicologie Junior
Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele Teacher
Clarient, Piano, and Voice Teacher

Musicologie Certified: Level M2

Piano Teacher
Electric and Upright Bass Teacher
Guitar Teacher
Drums and Percussion Teacher

Musicologie Certified: Level M1

Violin and Viola Teacher

Musicologie Certified: Level M1

Cello Teacher

Musicologie Certified: Level M1

Guitar and Ukulele Teacher
Drum Teacher
Guitar, Ukulele, and Piano Teacher
Guitar Teacher
Piano and Voice Teacher
Piano Teacher

Musicologie Certified: Level M2

Voice Teacher
Saxophone and Beginning Piano Teacher
Flute Teacher