SUPPORTIVE AND POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT
NUMEROUS PERFORMANCE VENUES
WORLD-CLASS TEACHERS AND PERFORMERS
The Aurora School of Music was established in 2003 by Vera Holczer, a Hungarian pianist who came to the US after finishing her degree at the Budapest Bartok High School Conservatory.
UCLA took her to California at the age of 19, and CIM to Cleveland four years later. During the six years of professional training, Ms. Vera acquired tremendous teaching and performing experience. When she moved the Chagrin Valley area, Ms. Vera taught her students out of her living room. Her home-based piano studio quickly reached 100 students per week. She knew something more needed to be done for the sake of music education. To her, teaching music requires the right standards with the right approach flavored with passion.
Ms. Vera feels very privileged she is able to find and choose instructors and staff who have the same belief and passion. On November 8th, 2003 Ms. Vera opened the Aurora School of Music, fulfilling her dream of sharing her love for music to many more students. Today the Aurora School of Music is providing music education for nearly 1000 students while striving to continuously grow the depth and width of her music program that gained respect and recognition throughout the region.
Vera Holczer – ASM Founder
TESTIMONIALS FROM STUDENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS:
I just wanted to let you know how much my family enjoyed the recital last weekend! The atmosphere was relaxed and fun! I was worried it was going to be "stuffy" and serious. I was so pleasantly surprised!C. DorranceMacedonia, OH
"I just want you all to know what a wonderful event you produced last night! The enthusiasm, energy, and passion for music was incredible from all of you! You made it special for not only the performers but the audience."L. BushChagrin Falls, OH
"I think I have had contact in one way or another with at least half a dozen music schools during my adult life, and the Aurora School of Music is above and beyond any I've encountered. The courtesy and professionalism of the administrative and teaching staff are first rate."Valerie LHudson, OH
OUR FACULTY’S BACKGROUND SPANS DEEP EXPERTISE
Our instructors are meticulously selected based on their education, their mastery of performance, and their passion for and specific method of teaching. Faculty have degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, University of Akron, Kent State University, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Carnegie Mellon, Urbana-Champaign IL, Boston University, Northwestern University, UCLA as well as international institutions such as St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia, Koninklijk Vlaams Conservatorium in Belgium, and the Conservatoire National de Boulogne-Billancourt in France.
We believe that musicians who dedicate their lives to mastering their instrument will possess the long-term assessment skills in their methods of teaching.
Consequently, many Aurora School of Music students are accepted to prestigious music programs in various conservatories and universities, some of them even with full-scholarships. ASM also prepares many young students for successful auditions to highly selective ensembles such as the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, and the Akron Youth Symphony. ASM students have consistently achieved outstanding results at both local and regional competitions as well high-ranking positions and difficult solos in their schools’ jazz bands, marching bands, orchestras, and special ensembles.
We believe that effective teachers need a highly positive attitude to provide nurturing communication that supports a tight working relationship with the parents and families. Our teachers are in touch with the “practicing home team,” enhancing significantly and immediately the progress of our students.