Opus School of Music and Conservatory boasts qualified instructors with a wide range of expertise and teaching styles. Our instructors work together toward the common goal of developing a high level of musicianship in our students and community.

After the initial assessment, every student is matched to the right teacher to ensure the longevity of the teaching experience and a proper skill development. Even though each student has an individual teacher, we are like one big family! Joining our studio is a great way to make friends and meet people who are truly passionate about music.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • MTNA
  • The Music Development Program

Serviced Areas

  • Ashburn, Leesburg, South Riding, Aldie, Sterling

Payment Options

  • Debit Cards, MasterCard, Personal Checks, VISA, Direct Pay

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Marisela Smith
  City Ashburn, VA
  Zip Code 20148
  Address 22377 Belmont Ridge Rd
  Phone Number (571) 244-2852

Business Representative

Marisela Smith

founder and director

Marisela Smith, our studio's founder and director, began playing piano when she was 6 years old under the tutelage of Professor Sidonia Stern. Mrs. Stern was a renowned german instructor who focused heavily on theory and agility, nurturing Marisela's raw talent for music from an early age. She then attended the National Music Conservatory in Caracas, Venezuela where she was classically trained and learned performance, composition, theory, and music history.

Mrs. Smith first began teaching piano in 1982 after moving to the United States to study at the University of Pennsylvania. Her passion was to teach young students, which allowed her to develop the versatile and enjoyable teaching methods used at Brambleton Piano Studio. In her own words "It seems to me that music is a great gift, that it enriches lives, and that it should always be fun!"

Products & Services

Lessons

Private lessons are given on a weekly basis and last for 30, 45, 60 or 75 minutes.

We believe in a well-rounded approach that trains students in the artistic performance and theoretical understanding of music. Lessons are geared towards improving their proficiency and natural talent as we incorporate elements of music theory, history, and composition. This offers a well-rounded foundation that will serve our students in whatever musical path they choose to follow.

Customer Testimonials

I started taking piano lessons with Marisela since it first opened. I was actually one of her first students! Eventually, in high school I stopped playing piano and proceeded to take voice lessons at Opus Conservatory. I love the environment and everyone is so kind. I would definitely recommend this studio to anyone who is looking for music training.


Fantastic school. I can not say enough good things about the teachers, the theory, and approach to learning to love music. I have a 5 year old and this school is setting the foundation of musicality for a lifetime.

From Our Website

Our music curriculum is modeled after the Royal Conservatory's Music Development Program. This curriculum provides a standard of musical achievement for the entire country, allowing students to track their progress through each level while striving for excellence. We only allow students to advance to the next level if they have completed the music requirements set by the Royal Conservatory (in both performance and music theory). Our school was established as the Brambleton Piano Studio in 2008.


Opus instructors are trained to provide an engaging class environment that motivates students to challenge themselves while they are developing self-discipline and pushing the limits of their creativity. Our family friendly environment is a great place to make friends and meet musicians from all walks of life. We welcome musicians from many states and countries who can expose us to the beauty and music of other cultures. Multiple concerts and award ceremonies are held throughout the year. These events help motivate students to develop their performance and communication skills as they prepare and perform.