Find A Teacher

In the Pittsburgh Musicians' Union, you'll find experienced, competent teachers. Our members teach students from early childhood to middle school, high school and beyond into adults and senior citizens. Our members are at the top of their field. They understand through first-hand experience what makes music so captivating.

To discover more about each teacher and his or her teaching style, please use the Contact Information below. Specialities include symphonic repertoire, Suzuki teaching, jazz Improvisation, the Orff-Kodaly method, ear training, theory and other areas.

Here is an alphabetical listing of our member musicians who offer lessons. You may also click on the name of an Instrument to view musicians in that category. To see a list of all of the Instruments, click here.

Note: Inclusion in this listing does not constitute a specific endorsement of a given musician. It is suggested that you research and interview prospective teachers for suitablity.

Musician Primary Instrument Additional Instruments Contact
Private Lessons /
School Affiliations
Student Age Range Styles & Genres
Jeanette "Jeannie" Allen Piano (724) 910-5132
P.O Box 262
Valencia, PA 16059
Teach in home, Noteworthy Music 5yrs to 70 yrs Classical, Pop. Jazz, Gospel
Linda Andersen Violin Viola (412) 833-2222
South Hills, Mt. Lebanon
Private Home Studio (25+ years experience), Sweetwater Center for the Arts (In Sewickley) All Ages and levels accepted Classical, Suzuki and Traditional, Broadway, Orchestral, Pops, etc.
Ryan Ash Cello Piano (724)935-0505
Cell:(618) 541-6367
Center for Young Musicians in Wexford, Sewickley, Shadyside 3-60 Classical
Andrew Augustine Trumpet Cornet, Piccolo Trumpet (412) 855-7060
Around The Corner Music Studios All Ages All styles & genres
Marissa Knaub Avon Harp (412) 670-3444
CAPA, YSU 6-70+ Classical, jazz, pop
Justin Bendel String Bass Bass Guitar (412) 427-0396
Fox Chapel School District, Seton Hill University 8 and up Classical, Jazz, Musical Theater, Shows, Rock
Chris Belin Drum set Percussion, Mallets (412) 512-3155
1320 Lebanon Church Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Sole Proprietor, Chris Belin's Travelling Drum School Any All
Ron Bickel Piano Keyboard (412) 486-6611 (preferred)
118 Wetzel Rd.
Glenshaw, PA 15116
Private at Duquesne University, Duquesne University City Music Center 13 to Adult Jazz piano only
Kira Bokalders Clarinet E-flat, Alto, Bass Clarinets (954) 592-7277 (preferred)
Private, travel to students' homes Beginners thru advanced. All ages Classical
Brian Buckley Piano, Keyboard, Synthesizer Organ, Accordion, Melodica, Harpsichord (412) 586-5726
Duquesne University, Center For Theater Arts 15 to Adult Music Composition, Music Theory, Theory and Aural Skills for College Students, Jazz Piano, Classical Piano
Carol Capps Viola Violin (814) 442-5900 (preferred)
PO Box 79103
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
previously taught at CMU Saturday School , Seton Hill University Suzuki School , Settlement Music School in Philadelphia , Portland Oregon - public school orchestra and general music 3 to Adult Classical, Suzuki, Folk
Justin Carson Oboe English Horn, Alto Saxophone, Flute Trumpet Clarinet (412) 992-6540
Private instruction All ages Classical, Baroque, Contemporary, Musical Theatre
Megan Connelly Piano Keyboard (412) 364-2429 or (412) 398-4687
837 Washington Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Megan E. Connelly Studio of Piano; Pittsburgh Musical Theather School; PA Certified Music Educator (K-12) 5- Adult Classical, Pop, Music for the Broadway Stage
Christina Chen Cello Piano (732) 642-6192
All ages
Janice Coppola Clarinet Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone (412) 735-5973
604 Hamilton Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205-1711
West Allegheny School District, West End and South Hills Beginners and up My specialty is Klezmer, I also teach Balkan/ Eastern European, Classical, Jazz
Beverly Crawford Flute Piccolo (412) 849-2357
932 Country Club Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Kevin Danchik Percussion Drums (412) 831-2086
956 Angelo Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Private Instructor, Elementry and Choral Music Teacher, Clairton School District 3rd Grade-Adult All
Raymond A. DeFade Saxophones Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo Flute (412) 881-0698
956 Angelo Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Private (home studio near Baldwin High School), Upper St. Clair High School, Accordworks Music Studio (near Robinson Town Center) 5th Grade thru Adults Classical, Jazz, Improvisation, Pop
Carolyn Edwards Violin (412) 478-4981
Private instruction (Pittsburgh Symphony Violinist) All ages of students Classical music
Scott Elliott Guitar (412) 849-4700
304 Lakeview Court, Washington, PA 15301
Professor of Guitar West Virginia University,Professor of Guitar, West Liberty University,Private instruction available at home studio (304 Lakeview Court Address), Online via Skype or any combination of Skype and Home Studio 11-99 Jazz, Blues, Classical
Zachary Flaus Cello Violin, Viola, Bass (724) 612-9227
5401 Hardt Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044 (preferred)
Private lessons in my studio or at student home. Pittsburgh Area and Johnstown PA Beginning to High School Classical, Pop, Chamber Music
Marino Galluzzo Saxophones Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo Flute (412) 306-0498
(412) 480-3095
2988 W Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Private Home Studio, Johnstonbaughs Music (Bridgeville) and West Liberty University WV Elementary through Adult All Styles
Silvia Games Cello 412-452-8707
Pittsburgh PA and Johnstown PA
Private lessons in my studio or at student home. Pittsburgh Area and Johnstown PA All Classical, Tango, Pop, Latin-American, contemporary, any.
Jena Gardner French Horn Trumpet (559) 285-7408
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
University of Pittsburgh, Private Studio Age 8 and up, Adult Classical, Pops, etc.
Jerry Gaudi Jr Trumpet (412) 849-3434
975 McCormick Ln
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Duquesne University, Carnegie Mellon University, St. Vincent University Age 8-Professional Classical
Jennifer Gerhard Viola Violin (412) 512-8046 C
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Private (home studio off of Perry Hwy [Rt. 19], bordering North Hills and North Allegheny School Districts). Chamber music & sectional coaching affiliations: Wheeling Symphony, Musik Innovations 5th Grade thru Adults Classical
Nick Gimiliano Drums (412) 889-5190
Pittsburgh, PA
All All
Beth Goldstein-McKee Cello Shadyside PA and New Wilmington PA
Private lessons 3-18 Classical
Greg Grenek Saxophones Clarinet (412) 855-7629
534 Bassett Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15102
Musik Innovations (North Hills) All All Styles
Maureen Conlon Gutierrez Violin Private studio, Musik Innovations
Ralph Guzzi Trumpet Arranger, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet (412) 418-7611
Pittsburgh, PA
Private, University of Pittsburgh (jazz ensemble instructor), Centers for Musically Talented - Pittsburgh Public Schools (trumpet instructor) Children thru Adults All styles & genres
Robin Hasenpflug Cello (724) 431-6072
275 Holyoke Road
Butler, PA 16001
Private All ages Classical
Joe Herndon Trumpet Flugelhorn, Cornet (412) 215-2504
5410 Turner Rd.
Gibsonia, PA 15044 (preferred)
Private All ages All styles & genres
Lindsay Hills Violin (206) 683-0870
5645 Hempstead Rd. Apt. 10
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Private Studio Any Classical
Clint Hoover Chromatic and Diatonic Harmonica (612) 721-6579
825 Orchard Ave, Avalon, PA 15202
Private Instruction, Calliope School of Folk Music 18 years and up Blues, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Country, Pop, Swing
Anne M. Jackovic Violin (412) 708-7859
Pittsburgh, PA
Private, Suzuki Certified Age 3 thru Adults
Curtis Johnson Saxophones (All) Flute, Piccolo Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet (412) 231-1504 H
(412) 310-4542 C
Pittsburgh, PA
Private, West Virginia University (ret.), West Liberty State University (WV)(ret.), Slippery Rock University (ret.) Children thru Adults
Sarah Kendis Oboe English Horn (216) 789-1682
Private instruction 4th Grade through Adults Classical, Baroque, Contemporary
Elisa Kohanski Cello (412) 656-4291
Squirrell Hill
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Private, Grove City College 5-70 Classical
Andrew Kohn String Bass (412) 621-3758
942 Alpena St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
West Virginia University
Risé Kostilnik Oboe English Horn (724) 443-0625 Private; Seton Hill University 4th grade (9)- college (adult) Classical, Baroque, Modern
Gene Laus Trumpet Flugelhorn (412) 380-9255 H
(412) 916-4315 C
521 Fieldstone Dr.
Monroeville, PA 15146
Private 12-18 years old Commercial, Jazz, Classical
Rick Laus Drums Percussion (412) 370-9621
35 Sunnyside Ave.
Carnegie, PA 15106
8 yrs to Adults Rock, Jazz, R&B, Latin, African Percussion, Orchestral Percussion, Marching Percussion, Funk
Ryan Leonard Clarinet Auxiliary Clarinets (E-flat, Alto), Saxophone (Tenor, Alto), Beginner Piano (908) 313-1384
Private; travel to students homes Beginners thru advanced Classical/ Band/ Orchestra/ Beginner Jazz Band
Albert (Bert) Lerini Drums Percussion (724) 417-0646
913 Cherry St.
Aliquippa, PA 15001
Private Instruction All All
Melissa Lessure Flute Piccolo Flute, Alto Flute (412) 635-0131
1621 King James Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Private (home studio) Beginner thru Adults Classical
Suzanne Levinson Flute Piccolo Flute, Alto Flute (412) 221-9382 H (preferred)
(412) 417-2352 C (preferred)
317 Rockfield Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Johnstonbaughs/ Bridgeville and Private Home Studio 2nd grade thru Adults All
Jeffrey T. Mangone Sr. String Bass Bass Guitar (412) 512-8077
326 Holiday Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15237-2025
Private, Duquesne University, University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University Children thru Adults Classical, Jazz, Reading, Rock
Richard G Mansfield Saxophone Clarinet (412) 761-1602
115 Linda Vista Rd.
Sewickley, Pa. 15143
CAPA, 35 yrs private instr. High school & college Jazz, show, general knowledge
John Marcinizyn Guitar Banjo,ukulele, Bass Guitar (412) 860-6567
Private instruction (also teach guitar and composition at Carnegie Mellon University) all ages beginning to advanced all styles (classical, jazz, rock, blues, folk, popular)
Christine Mazza Harp (304) 598-2569
Morgantown, WV
Private, West Virginia University Children thru Adults
Julie McGough Flute Piccolo Flute (412) 854-1367
Pittsburgh, PA
The Flute Studio of Julie McGough (Private Home Studio) Beginner-Adult All
Stephen McGough Trumpet (412) 854-1367
Pittsburgh, PA
Private (Home Studio) Beginner-Adult All
John McCarthy Viola Violin (724) 942-4488
105 Greenbriar Drive, Venitia, PA 15367
Peters Township
Kevin McManus Tenor Trombone Alto and Bass Trombones, Euphonium, Bass Trumpet, Arranger (724) 554-0738
1813 LaFayette Street, Pgh, PA 15218-2412
Seton Hill University, Waynesburg University, Frostburg State University, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School, Private Studio. Any/All Classical, Jazz, Commerical, Broadway Shows
Robert J. Michaels Guitar Bass Guitar, Drums (412) 766-0519
172 N. Jackson Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
Private instruction, $15 /half hour 9-99 Prefer to teach guitar using Mel Bay Guitar Method; Also teach songs
Barbara O'Brien Flute Piccolo Flute, Alto Flute (724) 787-5493
Pittsburgh, PA
Private Children thru Adults Classical, Traditional
Heidi Peck Clarinet E-flat Clarinet, Bass Clarinet (412) 805-0151
203 Kings Highway, Carnegie, PA 15106
Pittsburgh, PA 15102
Private Beginners thru advanced. All ages Classical
Tami Osborne Pederson Violin 6515 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

Suzuki and Traditional
Dawn Posey Violin (812) 455-9168
Pittsburgh, PA
Private Children thru Adults
Elliott Ratliff Trombone Trumpet, Clarinet, Saxophone,Violin, Viola, Cello (412) 302-1438
WPCC Melody Shop in West Mifflin, Pa 9-60 Concert Band and Orchestral
Susanna P. Reilly Cello (412) 656-3607 (preferred)
Private lessons 1-110 Classical
Amanda Sage Flute Piccolo Flute, Baroque Flute, Piano (724) 217-4694
Private Instruction All ages Early Music, Classical, Modern, Orchestral, Wind Embemble (Band), Sacred Music
Renate Sakins Oboe (412) 731-2611
939 S Trenton Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Slippery Rock University, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Music Innovations, Johnson-Baughs Music Center 10- Adult Classical
Dr. F. Derrick Scott Trumpet Piccolo Trumpet Conductor (412) 491-6831
1775 Lisa Dr. Apt 9
Indiana, PA 15701
Instructor of Trumpet at Frostburg State University, Middle School/ High School Band Director Beginning through Advanced. 4th thru adult No basic level of proficiency required Classical, Pop, Wedding ceremony Brass Quintet, Brass trio, Special Events, Original Compositions, Arrangements for any classical format
Jennifer Sternick Violin (412) 465-0654
Private Instruction 4 through Adult Proper Technique and posture for the violin
Liz Thompson French Horn (314) 570-7048
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 (preferred)
Private Studio-Squirrel Hill or travel to student's home All ages Classical
Juliette Trudeau Percussion Drumset, Timpani (412) 913-5662
5127 West Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
JT Percussion Studio, Drum Jam Ensemble (Improv), Winchester Thurston School 6 yrs to Adults Classical, Improv, Contemporary, Marching, all genres
Paula Tuttle Cello (412) 725-1115
Pittsburgh, PA
Private, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University Children thru Adults Classical, Traditional
Steven Vance Violin and Fiddle (724)444-8400
3525 Woodlake Dr. Allison Park PA 15101
Extreme Strings Orchestra 8 - Adult Fiddling, Jazz, Rock/Electric Violin, Strolling
Amelia Van Howe Oboe English Horn (248) 412-3339
Private Instruction 7 and up Classical
Jay Villella Trumpet (412) 477-8010 preferred
Private High School and up Any
David Wingenbach Trumpet (814) 572-5939
158 Conroy Ln., Slippery Rock, PA. 16057
Private Instruction: Slippery Rock University, University of Miami, Moniteau School District Any Classical and Jazz, Lead
Tara Yaney Flute Piccolo Flute,Native American Flute, Clarinet (412) 400-5701
Private Instruction Any All
Christopher J Young Drumset, All Percussion Guitar/Bass Guitar Piano David's Music House, private instruction 6-99 All Styles
Natalie Zemba Bassoon Recorder (339) 222-1419
5533Covode St. Apt. 22, Pittsburgh, PA. 15217