Encore Music Studios

Encore Music Studios

5.0 (7)
5 hires on Lessons.com
8 employees
41 years in business

About this pro

Encore Music Studios has provided more than 150,000 music lessons to 2900+ families since 1980 in Westerville and Dublin locations just off I-270.  We hold an A+ rating with the BBB and are reviewed and ranked highly by multiple websites.  Come to Encore and experience how our professional, polite, and encouraging music teachers deliver excellence, enthusiasm, and enrichment through musical education.

Visit www.encoremusicstudios.com

Email [email protected]

Call 614-882-6681

Text 614-537-9761

We get to help others who have an appreciation and passion for music better express themselves and perfect technique.  It does not feel like a job, because it is fun, interesting, challenging, and deeply rewarding to see a student succeed!

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Westerville, OH 43081
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7 Reviews


  • Jen M

    Ian taught my son guitar lessons for 3 years starting when he was 8 years old. He was an amazing teacher and very patient with my son who was not always a good student. Ian was very dependable and dedicated and always seemed happy to be teaching. I'm sure my son would not have continued taking lessons if it weren't for Ian.

  • Janet Dowell

    I think Brad & crew are very devoted to ensuring they deliver a quality service. From lessons to recitals to just being all-around good, caring & reasonable people, they aim to deliver on what they promise. My daughter really enjoys her teacher & lessons.

  • Conrad Miller

    I've been receiving voice lessons from Encore Music Studios for several years now, and have only good things to say about my experience! Mr. Bradley is incredibly competent, accommodating, and kind, and the lesson pricing is very competitive with other studios. I also attended a ten week keyboarding class under Ian Harrah, and found him highly capable and qualified. My experience has been that Encore has gone out of its way to formulate a program that caters specifically to each students' needs. Mr. Bradley has also become a friend as well as a mentor... And that's why I keep coming back!

  • Carol

    My kids love learning piano with their music teacher. Brad is very professional with kind demeanor. His teaching method is very effective for my two kids to learn piano easily.

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

We offer a complimentary lesson with your prospective music teacher at a time and place convenient to you.  We have you sign up online on our website so that we can enter you into the teacher's studio calendar.  I make sure the teacher and you are prepared for that first lesson.  The teacher will explain studio policies and develop a rapport with the student.  I follow up with you after the lesson to listen to your satisfaction level and to set a regular schedule if you choose to continue.

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

I hold a BM in Vocal Performance and a BME in Music Education.  I have taught K-12 and all ages privately.  I feel like everything I have been trained to do is being utilized in the role of music studio director and owner.  

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

$120/month for weekly 30 min. lessons

$165/month for weekly 45 min. lessons

$210/month for weekly 60 min. lessons

$25 registration fee

Family/Multiple Lesson Discounts Available

How did you get started teaching?

I loved singing in church and listening with my Dad to great classical music..  Musicals, classes, performances and college degrees later I taught in K-12 classrooms and music studios.  I became the owner of Encore Music Studios in January 2016.

What types of students have you worked with?

Encore welcomes all ages- young beginners, teens, students auditioning for college, working adults, retirees.  Though we are classically trained, we have also worked with those who love numerous genre outside classical-   Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, Country, Folk, Gospel . . .

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently enjoyed working with a particular student, who is retired, develop more confidence in his singing voice so now he goes regularly to perform in church, retirement communities, nursing homes, etc . . . and had a woman in her nineties, who had been a dance studio owner, get up and dance to his singing!

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

Do you offer recital opportunities?  What length of lesson do you recommend?  How long should I plan on taking lessons to reach my long-term goals?

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

Look for great reviews and grades from consumer advocacy companies.  Consider the length of time they have been in business.  Look for teachers who hold music degrees.