The Pittsburgh Music Academy is a private music school that offers lessons on violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, piano, flute, and clarinet for students of all ages. The school was established in 1996 and currently has over 300 students. The main school is situated in Carnegie, PA, just SW of Pittsburgh and very accessible to many communities near the I- 79 and I- 279 interchange.

Contact Details

  City Carnegie, PA
  Zip Code 15106
  Address 1100 Washington Avenue Ste 111
  Phone Number (412) 429-2122

From Our Website

The cornerstone of our school is the conviction that every child can, with careful teaching and parental support, become a successful musician able to make music a part of his or her life. We believe music study will enrich their lives through appreciation of beauty, development of disciplined work habits, and increased self-esteem.

The Pittsburgh Music Academy exists to give people of all ages the opportunity to make music a part of their lives. Music is a gift that you give yourself or your child that offers countless hours of pleasure and companionship with other musicians. Pursuing musical excellence with the Suzuki method develops self-esteem, the ability to learn complex mental and physical skills, and an appreciation of beauty. The Pittsburgh Music Academy is a private music school based upon the philosophy and teachings of Shinichi Suzuki instructing approximately 300 students of all ages.

To prepare new students for registration for lessons, we suggest families either enroll in one of our Pre-Twinkle Camps for young beginners, observe at least one lesson and possibly a group class (at no charge), or for established students, take a trial lesson ($30 fee). A non-refundable Annual Family Registration Fee is charged for those in COMPREHENSIVE ENROLLMENT and LESSONS ONLY plans. The Annual Family Registration Fee is NOT assessed for occasional courses such as (but not limited to) Flex Plan, Associate Membership, Concerto Workshop, Collaborative Piano Workshop, Masterclass Series, Chamber Music Intensive Camp, Introductory Courses, Chamber Orchestra or Pre-Twinkle Camp.

We are specifically looking to nurture a teacher interested in learning about the Suzuki Guitar method by offering training assistance. Candidates should be accomplished, classical guitarists with experience in alternative styles (such as rock), and preference will be given to those on track or in receipt of a college degree in music.

Our introductory Pre-Twinkle Camp is designed for the newcomer to the Suzuki Philosophy, the Pittsburgh Music Academy, or both. Your child will "test drive" several different instruments, play musical games, and make friends while you learn about the philosophy of Dr. Suzuki and our program. You will meet some of our faculty and get a tour of our school. We hold several Pre-Twinkle Camps each year, usually on a Saturday. We encourage you to come and observe a private lesson and/or a group lesson.