75 North Walnut Street
Mansfield, Ohio 44902

Phone: (419) 522-8224

Music

Find your voice, discover your instrument, and share it with the world.

Program Offerings

It’s never too early—or too late!—to start music lessons. Explore our course catalog below to find the perfect fit for you or your young musician! 

Designed for future maestros aged 0 to 5,  taught by the marvelous Megan Williams, this essential Music Together® class, allows younger children and older children to work together to make music! Each child participates at their own level in singing, moving, listening, watching, or exploring musical instruments! There is a 2nd Student Discount for families who register multiple students!

For ages four to six, students join Bailey Maxfield on the adventures of Beethoven Bear and Mozart Mouse as they learn about music and the piano! This class helps students develop singing and music listening skills while providing a bridge between the discipline necessary for playing the piano and the fun of making music. Students will enjoy musical games and group activities as well as some individual time at the piano.

Designed for ages seven-plus and taught by Diego Santamaria, this group keyboard class was developed by Omar Arroyo Garcia. His method is based on developing creativity with all the keyboard has to offer: musical features, musical execution, and improvisation. Students will learn to play in groups (bands) or as a soloist. Students can choose to take this class in Spanish or English.

For ages seven-plus, this class is taught by Diego Santamaria. Have you always dreamed of playing the guitar? Well if so, this is the perfect class for you! Great for any student regardless of experience. We will learn the basics such as: chords, tabs, picking, and strumming!

Join us in this class to learn the basics of playing the guitar! In this class taught by Diego Santamaria, each student will receive one-on-one instruction while they learn how to read music, work with melodies, play chords, and eventually play popular music styles!

For ages 60+ and taught by Diego Santamaria, we offer keyboarding classes for both beginner and intermediate students interested in learning to play or polish their existing piano skills. In these classes, students will learn keyboarding skills, popular music styles, and sequencing. All new students should register for the beginner class and will be placed in the intermediate class upon a skills evaluation by the instructor.

Our one-on-one private music lessons are taught by specialized and credentialed teachers of the highest caliber in their various instruments. Private lessons ensure that the student is able to progress at his or her own pace and has the undivided attention of the teacher.

We offer private lessons in voice, piano, brass, woodwinds, strings, guitar, and percussion for students of all ages and abilities.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the transformative power of engaging with music instruction, no matter their financial situation. Click below to explore our generous financial aid options and take the next step toward unleashing your full creative potential.

Meet Your Instructors

Our music instructors bring a passion for music and years of professional experience to every classroom experience. Our friendly, caring, and dedicated faculty are committed to bringing out the best in each student and guiding them toward reaching their full potential.

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What Others Are Saying

Our granddaughter is a preemie baby (2 lbs.), who has endured 3 major hip surgeries. Now that she can walk, RAA and Miss Audrey have been perfect for Serenity’s emotional and physical growth. It was hard and scary for Serenity to go anywhere strange, as it often resulted in doctor's visits, or a hospital stay. Now she sings walking up the stairs ready for her lesson! She asks us all the time, "Can we go see Miss Audrey?" Thank you to the entire staff for making the world a safer and better place for a then 3-yr old, soon to be 5- and singing Sweet Caroline to her grandparents.

Barry Fortune Grandparent

Richland Academy of the Arts is an amazing asset for Mansfield and Ohio in general. Everyone who works here is so passionate about the arts, and wants to see their students succeed. The kids are so talented and work so hard, and it shows in every performance we put on. Additionally, our Tuition Assistance program is a fantastic way for those students to get to be a part of what the Academy offers when it may not be otherwise possible. RAA certainly is a place like no other, and I’m so thankful to be a part of the RAA Family.

Audrey Lee-Strohm Music Instructor, Richland Academy of the Arts

I believe the students get one on one attention and I go deeper into the music and arts at Richland Academy. The students in the community that don’t have the resources have the option to receive financial assistance which is good for the community. At Richland Academy I teach piano, guitar, and ukulele. This has impacted me in a way that my teaching style has improved and expanded. Before in Costa Rica I didn’t have the opportunity to teach in English or have such a broad range of ages. For me it is a great opportunity to keep teaching what I had learned in my country and build relationships with family and students in the area. I have gotten to know Latino families in the community that want to learn their instrument in Spanish. I am thankful for the opportunity that I have to impact lives through music and for the beautiful building that we have at Richland Academy. I am excited to see more people coming to our place and see their dreams to learn an instrument come true.

Diego Santamaria Music Instructor, Richland Academy of the Arts

RAA encourages every person, with any age and skill level, to find joy in the journey— whether it be through dance, music, theatre, or other artistic endeavors.

Alicia Porter Music Instructor, Richland Academy of the Arts

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