Gratz Opus 118 Music & Dance opened its doors in January, 2016. We are the current evolution of Gratz Piano, which opened its doors in Valparaiso in 1985. The original store offered sheet music, music lessons, and the largest piano showroom in Northwest Indiana.
Dedicated to continuing the high quality of instruction and service, David and Judy Neville (Neville Ministries, Inc.) purchased the education and sheet music portion of Gratz in 2016, adding “Opus 118” to the store name (see Judy’s blog, “Why Opus 118” to discover its significance!) We have a staff of 5 teachers (including owner Judy, a former piano instructor at Valparaiso University and 16-year veteran piano teacher at the Wirt-Emerson School for Visual and Performing Arts in Gary, IN) who continue to offer instruction in piano, voice and guitar. The rest of the teaching staff has been together for over 15 years. We are committed to teaching all ages and all stages—a new piano program for children ages 3-5 will begin in early 2017.
Along with music instruction, Gratz Opus 118 carries a large inventory of sheet music, method books and repertoire for piano, voice and guitar. We anticipate opening our dance studio in 2017. A member of the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, we at Gratz Opus 118 look forward to a long and happy musical partnership in this area.