Fostering World-Class Talent

The beginnings of the Aurora school of music

World-class teachers and performers

The Aurora School Of Music was established in 2003 by Vera Holczer-Waroquet, a Hungarian pianist who came to the US after finishing her degree at Budapest’s 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 private piano teaching and performing solo and piano concerto experiences. 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. In 2003 she with a smaller team at


Our new music facility was completed in 2016, including a state of the art auditorium and classrooms

Our new, modern facilities

Expert faculty

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 in all instruments, many with full-scholarships. ASM also prepares many young students for successful auditions to highly selective ensembles such as the all the local Musical Theater programs, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus,  Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, the Akron Youth Symphony, and more! ASM students have consistently achieved outstanding results at both local and regional competitions as well high-ranking positions, lead roles in their shows, 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 music teachers in Aurora, OH are in touch with the “practicing home team,” enhancing significantly and immediately the progress of our students.

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