Based in southwestern Pennsylvania, our company started in 1982 as a band instrument repair shop and in 1984 began renting instruments. Services continued to expand, and in 1989 the Penn Hills store opened and became the first full-service music center in the community. Convinced of the value of a community-based concept to its mission, the Gibsonia store was added in 1995. Our new South Hills store, based in the Chartiers Valley Shopping Center in Bridgeville, had its grand opening in February 2006.

Today, we provide a huge variety of personalized services and accessories for individuals and schools in the Pittsburgh area, including sales and rentals of band instruments.
Our company also provides:
* orchestral strings, and guitars
* in-house brass
* woodwind, string, and percussion repair and maintenance
* print music and accessory sales
* private instruction by qualified music educators.

Serviced Areas

  • Pittsburgh, Penn Hills, Plum, Murrysville, Monroeville

Payment Options

  • Cash Only, MasterCard, Money Orders, PayPal, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Person Neal Cammock
  City Pittsburgh , PA
  Zip Code 15239
  Address 140 Sandune Dr.
  Phone Number (724) 444-5660
  Fax 724-519-2410

Business Representative

Neal Cammock

Store Manager

Products & Services

Rental program services

Rental program services

Centers is Pittsburgh's premier source for band and orchestral string instruments. As your community-based music resource, we pride ourselves on the quality and ease of our rental program. We want you to feel secure in your choice to rent from us, so we offer:

* Name-brand rental instruments from manufacturers such as Conn, King and Buffet
* Durable protective cases
* All necessary accessories included
* Thorough cleaning, inspection and servicing of all instruments prior to rental
* All normal maintenance issues covered by rental agreement
* Immediate repair or replacement if instruments develop a problem
* Orchestral string instruments easily exchanged for a larger size as your child grows
* Month-by-month rental -- no long-term commitment
* At-school delivery and pickup of instruments
* Rental payments applied to your account as a discount credit toward the purchase of a new instrument!

Repairs services

We provide instrument repair and maintenance for brass, woodwinds, orchestral strings and percussion for individuals and schools. As an organization managed and staffed by musicians, we're acutely aware of the difference that a well-set up and maintained instrument can make especially to a beginner! Our shop is staffed by fully-trained repair technicians who not only repair instruments but play them as well, so you can be certain that each and every instrument is play-tested upon completion. Whether your instrument needs a basic cleaning or a complete overhaul, Johnstonbaugh's repair shop can meet your needs.

Customer Testimonials

We have been using Johnstonbaughs for three years and we have never had a negative experience. My daughter has lessons with a very experienced cello instructor and my son with a violin instructor that also teaches at a local school. They are incredibly knowledgeable and I feel as though my money is well spent on their lessons. Nicholas manages the store very well, it’s clean and well organized, and all the instruments are well taken care of. The front desk staff is always very kind and professional. We’ve had a few issues where a bridge or a string may have snapped, and they never make me feel badly for that happening. (Thank goodness for insurance!) We wouldn’t go anywhere else!

The staff is extremely personable and always willing to help. Also our Allison Park location is brand new and very convenient.