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The Pittsburgh Music Academy

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Pre-Twinkle Camp

PMA is dedicated to the ideals and teaching methods of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki of Japan, a world-renowned music educator. Dr. Suzuki believed that every child can learn to play music at a high level using the same methods of instruction through which they learn to speak: imitation, repetition, parental support and involvement in a rich, creative environment.

If you’ve been thinking about adding music to your child’s education, our half-day camp will help both of you get a good foundation in the Suzuki method of music education.  This camp was specifically designed for parents and children to do together and is a perfect way for 4 - 8 year olds to begin music lessons and to choose an instrument.

The camp is open to any child age 4 - 8. A parent must accompany each child and needs to stay for the entire time span. A snack will be provided for the students. Students may be able to try the following instruments: piano, violin, viola, cello, flute or guitar.

When you come to camp, you and your child will experience 2 - 30 minute sessions with a few others who are interested in learning a particular instrument. Proper posture and the beginning steps toward playing will be taught. Concepts that are introduced at the beginning of the day will be reinforced at the end of the day in the final 30 minute class.

The children will take part in a class using Music Together® materials, story time and snack while the parents attend a seminar. Parents will learn the philosophy behind the Suzuki method and some techniques for working successfully with young Suzuki students.


Upcoming camps scheduled for January 4, 2020 and May 2, 2020. Sign up today by clicking the RED button on the left of this page.

Upcoming Events
Saturday, December 21 - PMA pianists to perform for the Youth Express Radio Show on the Saturday Light Brigade.
Saturday, January 4 - Pre-Twinkle Camp 1:00-3:30 pm in Greentree
Saturday, February 8 through Sunday, February 9 - Collaborative Piano and Concerto Workshops
Why choose PMA?

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.