The Pittsburgh Music Academy offers private lessons for children and adults from beginners through advanced levels. Young beginners start with a 15-minute or 30-minute private lesson on their instrument each week. As students advance, lesson times increase to 45-minute or 60-minute lessons. Included in the tuition is also Group Class, Performance Class, and all recitals and concerts.
PMA offers lessons for the following instruments:
Group and Performance Class
Weekly Group Lessons
When the private teacher determines that a student is ready to begin group lessons, he or she can choose a group class to attend each week. The students will play for each other and play together to work on Suzuki repertoire and other music. We have found that playing music with others offers motivation, inspiration, and enhanced musical skills not easily obtained by private study alone.
Monthly Group Lessons
Advanced students in middle school and high school are eligible for specially scheduled group lessons. The format varies by instrument, but usually involves some solo playing, some ensemble work, and some music theory instruction.
All students are eligible to attend Performance class. These clases are like recitals but informal in nature to work on the skill of performing.
There are a number of students who study with private teachers outside of PMA but wish to attend our group classes and performance classes, and also to perform in concerts. They join our school as Associate Members and pay a fee each semester to be able to participate. Associate Members may add music education classes for an additional fee. Click here for the group and performance class schedules.
Music Education Classes
The following courses are for more advanced students:
for students of any instrument who would like to play in a trio, quartet, or other small ensemble. Please contact the director if interested.
Composition and Advanced Theory
private lessons are available for advanced students who are planning to study music in college. Please contact the director if interested.
Check back to see what becomes available!