Wes Ball


Wesley Ball joined the faculty at The Center for Creative Arts in the fall of 2013, after retiring as Coordinator of Music Education at Western Connecticut State University.  He received his Bachelor of Music Education from Shenandoah University-Conservatory.  While pursuing his Masters in Music for Piano Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, he was the recipient of the Kurzban Prize in Piano.   He received his Masters of Arts and PhD in Music Education from Case Western Reserve University.  Orff Schulwerk training includes Level III from the University of Cincinnati-Conservatory.  His piano teachers include Eugenia Evans, Vitya Vronsky, and William Kurzban.  

Dr. Ball has taught at Purdue University, Hope College and Western Connecticut State University.  

Dr. Ball continues to publish listening lessons for John Jacobson’s Music Express Magazine, and is the author of six books published by Hal Leonard Corporation including Luigi’s Baton and the Orchestra Family Reunion (2011),  and The Nutcracker Suite: Teaching Strategies for the

Classroom (2007).

Dr. Ball's teaching philosophy seeks to instill a love for music through the study of piano, working with students of all ages and abilities.   



$36 per half hour

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Lessons with Wes?

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If this is your first time taking lessons with Wes, you may take two paid trial lessons before committing to the full semester. Contact us for details.



Monday-Thursday 2pm-7pm

Friday 3pm -6pm

Saturday-Sunday Closed

Summer Hours according to camp 






Shady Grove United Methodist Church

4825 Pouncey Tract Road

Glen Allen, Virginia 23059



Tel: 804.360.2687


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