Lakewood Music Academy

Lakewood Music Academy

19 years in business

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You or your child have many gifts, but few are as beautiful as the gift of music. For more than 10 years, Sharon Marrell and the Lakewood Music Academy teaching staff have helped children and adults harness their passion and talents, and brought families together through the power of music.

In 2008, Sharon opened her storefront in Lakewood, Ohio, to begin a community-based outreach to musicians in her area. When children learn music at Lakewood Music Academy, many parents have seen improved school test scores, increased social interaction,  and more. In addition to pre-school music classes and classes for young children, the Academy gives piano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, voice lessons, and more, starting at age 5 through adult.

Bring the whole family to Lakewood Music Academy. The results will be music to your ears!

We are available 7 days a week: Sunday 12pm-6pm; weekdays 9am-9pm, and Saturday 9am-4pm.

Through our history it's been a treat to watch the progress of students as they learn music and share it with others. Our qualifed teachers have music degrees and/or professional playing experience. We background check all of our teachers for your peace of mind.


Established in 2004.

Lakewood Music Academy began in 2004 as a home-based business giving lessons and doing repairs and was known as Marrell Instrument Repair.
2008 was the time to move to a storefront with 2 lesson rooms, and then in 2010 we added 3 more rooms when we acquired the storefront next door.
2016 brought a new era to the store: a name change, and a focus on creating a more prestigious look by offering a variety of lesson options, Music FunTime pre-school classes, over 21 teachers, the Musical Ladder System of awards, and performing experiences that define us as Lakewood Music Academy. In December 2016 LMA relocated to a larger facility where we are prepared to exceed your musical expectations!

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Lakewood, OH 44107
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Instructors will teach you what you want to learn along with the basics of theory. Be sure to let your teacher know what your favorite songs are so they can be adapted to your level of playing.

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

All our teachers have degrees from prestegious universities such as Cleveland Institue of Music, Juliard, University of Alabama, University of Tampa,  Bowling Green State University, West Virginia Univ., Cleveland State, Harvey Mudd, Eastern Kentucky Univ., University of South Carolina and more. Many also have extensive performing experience here and oversees.

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

Lessons are $26/half hour lesson once a week and tuition is done by autodebit on the 23rd of the month for the upcoming month.

There is a one time registration of $25 for private lessons and $35 for Music FunTime. (But ask if there are any specials going on)

Music FunTime, a general music theory class where kids 18m - 7 years learn to read, write, and preform music through interactive games and crafts is $94/month. The tuition includes materials that start with a canvas bag with 5 rhythm instruments and materials are added to it as students progress through a total of 96 weeks.

What types of students have you worked with?

There have been a variety of students that teachers have worked with- from the very young to adults, some foriegn exchange students, visually impaired and other students with special needs can be accomadated.

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

Find a teacher who is willing to work with you on the songs you are interested in. And also be sure the teacher has the ability to read music notation and can teach you or your child how to read music. Playing only by ear will limit your musical experience and progress.

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

What are your goals? What kind of music do you want to learn? (And know what songs you want to learn.) How long do I have to practice each day?  How long will it take me to be able to play well?

Piano - What kind of keyboard do I need or do I need to have a real piano? (get a keyboard with 62-64 keys to start with)

Do you rent instruments? (we rent band & orchestra instruments)