Sound Center Studio

Sound Center Studio

5.0 (10)
Best of 2021
1 employee
40 years in business

About this pro

I have studied music since age 6. I have been teaching for 30+ years. I also compose and write music for local artists.I teach children from ages 5-18 as well as adults. I have had students graduate in music with Masters and Bachelors degrees. Many award winning students that have competed in the American Guild of Music, Michigan Music Association and National Federation of Music Clubs. Along with teaching piano I also supplement some theory and ensemble work. 

I graduated from college with a bachelors degree and had won numerous awards playing local competitions. I have judged competitions for the American Guild of Music, Michigan Music Association, and other local competitions and evaluations. I have had the opportunity to teach at the Macomb Community College Summer Piano Workshops for over 10 years.I also taught at Hammell Music for about 17 years. 

Coaching and getting my students to play to the best of their  abilities.  Also being able to interact with them about anything they want to talk about, besides music.

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Sterling Heights, MI 48313
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10 Reviews


  • Kristen Wilkie

    Rich is a great piano teacher. He is kind and patient with my kids. I am amazed at how well they play and how far they've come.

  • Kristin Glasgow

    Rich did two albums for me in his recording studio and did a fabulous job!! He is very meticulous and his prices are phenomenal. He pays attention to all details and offers his musical advice to ensure a great outcome. He is professional and very fun to work with. I definitely would recommend anyone needing a music producer to use his services!!

  • Marianna Perakis

    Three of my kids take lessons from Rich and even I took lessons for over two years so I could learn the basics and be able to help the kids practice. Rich is really patient and laid back which makes for easy-going lessons that the kids enjoy. Rich successfully assesses each child's level and sets the pace accordingly, making sure to push and challenge each of them in their own way. He also takes the time to get to know the kids' personalities and has developed a relationship with each. A bonus is that he is very flexible with our schedule and accommodates the kids' other activities with the changing seasons. I have been very impressed with the kids' progress over the years and would highly recommend Rich as a piano teacher.

  • Thomas A. Verkest

    Lesson are concise, organized, and well ordered. It's a pleasure working with Rich Vogellhner. He makes learning pleasureable. I am impressed with his fund of knowledge, and appreciate his patience.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I find out what level they are at, and what they have been studying. Also what kind of music interests them and how much time they plan to spend playing.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a bacheolors degree from Oakland University and have been teaching for over 30 years and audio recording and music production for over 20 years.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

lessons are $30 dollars 1/2 hour

How did you get started teaching?

I was a student assistant at age 16 and slowly started my own teaching studio.

What types of students have you worked with?

All kinds :)

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

work hard and be patient, great things happen when you have patience, and have fun playing music!!!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are your goals in music, and what do you want to study.