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October 2019

Musicians of Steele 5k

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

PMA students have been invited to share music with runners and walkers participating in the Musicians of Steele 5k. On Sunday, September 15, arrive between 9 and 9:30 to get to the performance area. The race begins at 10 am. Performers will play in groups and selections will be based upon available performers. Sorry, no pianos this time. This performance is weather permitting. ALL PERFORMERS RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT! Students interested in playing can sign up here.

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Pre-Twinkle Camp

October 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

PMA students are invited to perform for potential new students at our next Pre-Twinkle Camp.  The recital will be on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:00 am at Unity.  All instruments welcome!  Parents can sign up here.

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March 2020

The First Sunday Recital Series

March 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Unity Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Rd.
Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY 15220
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Be delighted by students of all levels and instruments performing solos! For some, this performance will celebrate the end of a book. This recital takes place in the Sanctuary at 2:00 pm and is open to the public.

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PMA Offering Group and Performance Classes Virtually

March 14

Monday, March 16, 2020 and beyond: The next few weeks will be trying for everyone.  Keep practicing daily and "attending" the private lessons either online or in person, whatever you agree to with your teacher.  This will be the plan unless there are more restrictions issued by our government or our landlords. We will be offering online learning opportunities instead of group and performance classes.  More will be sent to you about that soon. Stay well and practice more!

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April 2020

Themes and Variations for the New Decade!

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unity Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Rd.
Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY 15220
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Please join us for our end of the semester celebratory concert. Violin List April 26 Concert Themes & Variations Concert VLA/Cello Repertoire

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May 2020

Pre-Twinkle Camp

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Unity Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Rd.
Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY 15220
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$60.00

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.     MORE INFO REGISTER HERE

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June 2020

Virtual! The First Sundays Recital Series

June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  Be delighted by students of all levels and instruments performing solos! For some, this performance will celebrate the end of a book. We have 2 concerts today:  one at 2:00 pm and one at 3:30 pm.  This recital takes place via the Zoom platform. You can request access to the recital by sending us a message.

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Suzuki Viola Group Class

June 17 - August 12
Unity Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Rd.
Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY 15220
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$99

This class is open to all levels of violists! We will primarily cover Suzuki repertoire in books 1-4, with some pre-twinkle activities included. We will also delve into playing technique, ensemble, and some music reading concepts. Wednesdays in Greentree Online adaption if necessary June 17, 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 August 5, 12 6:00-6:45 pm $99

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Viola for Violinists Session I

June 18 - July 9
Unity Presbyterian Church, 1146 Greentree Rd.
Pittsburgh, ALLEGHENY 15220
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$45

Are you a violinist who would like to know more about the viola? Have you considered switching to the viola, but aren't sure if it would be a good fit?This is the class for you! Interested violinists should be at least late Suzuki book 1 level or similar with some treble clef music reading experience. Please rent a viola to use for class. Thursdays in Greentree Online adaptation if needed Session I: June 18, 25, July 2, 9 6:30-7:15 pm…

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Summer Practice Challenge

June 22 - August 16
$5

 Summer lessons are underway and what better way to celebrate than with a PRACTICE CHALLENGE! Music has the power to tell stories and when you play your instrument you become the storyteller! This summer we will be exploring the many ways music can tell a story through the list of challenges. Students will send updates to Ms. Becky through email and the top point earners will earn cash prizes! This challenge begins on June 22nd and will end on August…

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