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Main: 1-844-MUSIC-11
Local and Text: 330-915-4912


211 South Chillicothe Road
Aurora, Ohio 44202


M-F: 11 am-9 pm
Sat: 8:30 am-5 pm
Sun: 12-7 pm


Meet our Staff

Vera Holczer-Waroquet

Founder and Director

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 The Budapest Bartok High School Conservatory.

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.

Ryan Leflar

Office Manager

Ryan is a Kent State graduate with his B.F.A in Theatrical Directing and a minor in pre-law. He is an aspiring young director and choreographer with a dream of promoting the benefits and necessity of arts education. Ryan’s advocacy for arts education leads to him spending most of his time working to spread the love of the performing arts. He currently is the office manager at Aurora School of Music, as well as a monologue coach and co-teacher of our very own Cabaret Troupe! Ryan loves being a part of a growing and fun school like ASM!

He also is the in-house Director at Orange High School. Some of his favorite artistic projects include choreographing Dancing For The Kids at Akron Children’s Hospital, assistant directing The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Kent State, Directing Clue at Orange High School and choreographing for various shows at Stagecrafters including All Shook Up, Guys & Dolls, and Into The Woods! He wants to encourage everyone to have fun while learning ever-changing and progressing art forms.

Olivia Henry

Admin Coordinator

Liv joined the ASM team in December of ‘22. She is a graduate of Kent State University with a major in Speech Pathology and Audiology, and a minor in Theatre Performance. Liv grew up performing in show choir and theater, and is currently taking voice lessons at ASM to get back into performing. Liv likes to spend her free time backpacking and camping; in the summer of 2022 she thru-hiked the Vermont Long Trail! She loves working at ASM, and also loves to add a little flair to the office. She’s always down to decorate for a holiday! Liv enjoys watching musicians of all ages foster their love of music at ASM.

Michelle Potts

Admin Coordinator

Michelle joined ASM as an adult student in 2019 and became a faculty member in January of 22’. She has a B.A. degree in Sociology from Kent State University as well as a degree from Florida Institute of Technology School of Behavior Analysis.  Michelle is a local Aurora resident with two children in the Aurora City School District.  She is a Paraeducator at Miller Elementary School as well as a Behavior Technician for children with special needs in the greater Cleveland area.  When Michelle isn’t being a “baseball mom” at her son’s games or an advisor of her daughter’s latest entrepreneurial  endeavor, she enjoys singing at ASM events and performing with Thrive Performing & Visual Arts.