Music Lessons in the South Hills of Pittsburgh

Your Kids Will Want to Start a Band in No Time

By Alexus Miller Macaroni Kid Publisher Assistant Intern July 5, 2021

Has your child ever wanted to play an instrument? Do you think playing an instrument could help them focus more? Have you been wanting to take lessons but you think it's too late? We've found some great places in the South Hills of Pittsburgh providing music lessons for all ages! Here are some great places to inspire you and your kids to start a band and hon your skills!

1. The School of Rock

Castle Shannon, PA


Hours vary

School of Rock offers various kinds of lessons, programs and workshops for all ages. Whether you want one-on-one lessons or you prefer to learn in a group, this school will you have you rocking like a pro in no time.

2. Pittsburgh Music Academy

Pittsburgh, PA



PMA offers various intensity levels for lessons. They even have workshops, masterclasses, courses and camps available. You can learn how to play piano, guitar, violin and other orchestral instruments. 

3. South Hills Music Center

Pittsburgh, PA


8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Want to learn to play Billie Eilish on the piano to impress your girlfriend? However old you are, your skill level and whatever genre you like, you can learn how to play what you like at the South Hills Music Center in Pittsburgh.

4. Kathy's Music

Various Locations


Hours Vary

This music studio offers multiple programs from ages 0 - 17. With locations in Mt. Lebanon, Mcmurray and Robinson, there's a place for you. If you want instrumental, theater or dance experience, Kathy's music can help you get where you want to be.

5. Lewis Music Studio

Bridgeville, PA


No matter your age or purpose of learning, Lewis Music Studio will help you. They offer multiple types of lessons like piano, voice, drums, guitar and much more. There's a spot for you as long as you want to learn.

6. Pittsburgh Music Masters

Pittsburgh, PA


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Offering different kinds of lessons to all ages, Pittsburgh Music Masters will help you master your skills. Each workshop and master class is unique from one another. Your dreams are possible here.

7. Higher Voice Studio

Carnegie, PA


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All ages are welcome to learn how to sing, play an instrument and unlock your artistic expression. They offer voice, piano, guitar, bass and ukelele lessons. Set your musical voice free, however you wish.

8. Soundcolor Productions

Carnegie, PA


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If you want professional recording services, this is the place for you. But their opportunities don't stop there. They offer lessons in guitar, bass, music theory, mixing, mastering, live sound, songwriting and music business. Your options are endless here.

9. Sunburst School of Music

Pittsburgh, PA


Hours Vary

With your first lesson free, all ages are welcome to the variety of lessons offered. They even offer DJ and music production lessons.

10. Carnegie Mellon University School of Music

Pittsburgh, PA


8 a.m. - 12 a.m., Sunday closed

The College of Fine Arts is a community of art, architecture, design, drama and music. Focus your creativity on your choice of passion here. Go more in-depth with what you already know.

11. Hollowood School of Music

McKees Rocks, PA


Hours Vary

Lessons include Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Voice, Ukulele, Composition, Performance & Jazz Improvisation.  Private, individual, and group instrument, music lessons & programs are available at Hollowood "School of Music" in McKees Rocks. Whether you are a beginner or want to hone your skills, they have a program that's right for you.

12. Julie Duda Music Studio

Bethel Park, PA


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Appreciating and loving music is what Julie Duda strives for in her piano lessons. If you want to learn how to play piano and heighten your love for music, then Julie Duda's lessons are right for you.

13. Accent Music Academy

Pittsburgh, PA


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From beginner to advanced, classical to pop, the instructors at Accent Music Academy will guide you along your musical path. Accent Music Academy serves as a center for the study and performance of musical theater, producing three full-length shows a year, and offering classes and workshops in acting and theater-related subjects.

14. South Hills Music of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA


Hours Vary

All ages and skill levels are welcome to learn how to play a dozen different instruments. Private lessons at South Hills Music of Pittsburgh will guide you on your musical journey.

15. Anderson Music Academy

McMurray, PA


Hours Vary

Online lessons for all ages are available here at Anderson Music Academy. All different kinds of lessons and programs are here to help you find your way on your musical journey. 

16. Pittsburgh Guitars

Pittsburgh, PA


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Pittsburgh Guitars can guide you with your guitar, bass and ukelele passions. No matter your age or what you're interested in playing, they have your back. Blues, Jazz, Acoustic, Rock and more are available for you.

17. Lyons Guitar and String Lessons

Mt. Lebanon, PA


Hours Vary

This music school teaches guitar, and violin, using the Suzuki Method. Don't let anyone tell you that your child is too young to start playing an instrument.  Children as young as 3 years old can learn under the guidance of a registered Suzuki instructor.

18. U Rock Music Center

McMurray, PA


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18 different instruments are offered in lessons here! All of their lessons are conducted one-on-one, in our bright, clean and spacious lesson studios. U Rock is instructor owned and operated, so you know you'll be getting the best quality lessons.

19. Notable Beginnings

Pittsburgh, PA


Hours vary

Music Together offers classes for children from birth through kindergarten, in which parents and caregivers actively participate. A research-based curriculum not only helps develop music skills, it nurtures creativity, self-expression, and confidence while also supporting social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development according to Notable Beginnings instructors. This program for newborns through kindergarten will get your child wiggling, singing, dancing and laughing with you.

20. G4 Guitar School Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA


8 a.m. - 8 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday

G4 is now offering online guitar lessons for all ages. Students will be taught under the G4 method, a unique system built off 30 years of research. The G4 guitar method is a structured method of learning how to play guitar that will help you to focus and stay on track. Here, you will surely get the best use of time to learn.

21. First Notes

Pittsburgh, PA


Hours Vary

Making connections with your children is important and they want to help you! Making music an essential part of your family is possible at First Notes.

If you found a place that works for you and your kids, let us know and we'll add it for more families to try!