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Welcome to the Music Note

A place for all ages to discover music

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Building Campaign

This year brings new and exciting challenges to The Music Note. With our lease being up on April 1, we have decided to work towards securing our own building. We are striving to stay in Ben Avon, the community that welcomed and embraced us wholeheartedly. We have begun conversations with the owner of Kicher Duplicating Services print shop to purchase his building as the new site for the studio.  The print shop is located at 7117 Church Avenue, which is right across the street from our current address. Working closely with some local contractors, we have established that this new potential location would double the amount of space we currently have and give us room to grow in the future.

 

Please click the link below to see more information about our renovation plans.

 

Securing a permanent location will help us achieve our goals of staying in the Ben Avon neighborhood, the continued ability to offer free concerts and recitals to the community, and to continue providing instruction and opportunities to our students for many years to come. We also hope that our business will help bring others into the neighborhood so they can learn to love and appreciate this wonderful borough!
 

To accomplish our goal, we have started a capital campaign to help us raise funds.  In order to successfully secure and renovate the 7117 Church Avenue location, we will need your help! We are $53,000 away from purchasing this building. Anything that you would be willing to contribute will help our music school greatly.  You can donate on the gofundme page by clicking the "Donate Now" button above.

If you prefer to donate privately, donations can be mailed to:

The Music Note
7110 Church Avenue
Ben Avon, PA 15202
 
Thank you for your generosity, this is truly a community business, and we are very well aware that we cannot succeed without your support.

Courses and Ensembles

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Private Lesson Instruction

When you sign up for private lesson instruction, you can be assured of plenty of individual attention and focus.  Each lesson involves elements of music instruction, music reading, sight reading, technique, and artistry training.  Private lessons begin at $31 for a half hour and $51 per hour.  As you grow on your instrument, ensemble opportunities will become available.  We offer a variety of instruments.  To register, please click the registration link below.

Community Choir

"The Note-ations"

The Music Note's newly named Community Choir, "The Note-ations" consists of members of the community, with various levels of musical training.  They rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.

This group will perform various holiday and other works in our winter concert on Saturday, December 9th at the Community Presbyterian Church located at 7501 Church Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202.

No singing experience is necessary.  Everyone is welcome to participate.  To register, please click the registration link below. 

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Mommy and Me Music

Designed for children 0-5 year old, these music classes encourage your child to be creative, to initiate their own ideas, and to respond to music in their own way.  You will be an active participant, which gives them the security they need.  By playing instruments, singing, moving, and exploring, your child will uncover an engaging musical world while building their confidence, self-control, and communication skills.  To register, please click the registration link below. 

Community Handbell Choir

The Music Note's Community Handbell Choir consists of members of the community, with various levels of musical training.  They perform on 5 octaves of Schulmerich Handbells and Handchimes, 4 octaves of Whitechapel Handbells, 2 octaves of Schulmerich Silver Melody Bells, and a Schulmerich Bell Matrix.  The group rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:00p.m. to 8:30p.m.  This group will also perform holiday pieces and other works in our winter concert on Saturday, June 3rd at 6:00p.m.

 

The June concert will be held at the Community Presbyterian Church located at 7501 Church Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202.

No ringing experience is necessary.  Everyone is welcome to participate. To register, please click the registration link below. 

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Summer Art Camp

Come create joy and happiness inside and out with our Art Camp!

Children will be given the opportunity to explore art through various techniques and mediums with activities such as drawing, painting, crafting, and games.  Participants will also tie dye their own t-shirt, enjoy a daily snack, and experience the art of music.  The Art Camp is available for all 1st to 8th grade children.  The session will be offered Monday to Friday from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m..

Summer 2024 dates will be advertised soon.

Summer Choir Camp

Come create joy and happiness inside and out with our Choir Camp!

This camp offers a variety of activities throughout the morning such as: singing, instrument experiences, games, arts & crafts, and lots of FUN!  This week long camp runs from Monday to Friday from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m..

Summer 2024 dates will be advertised soon.

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Our Teachers and Staff

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Christopher Brewer

Owner and Artistic Director

Choir Director

Handbell Choir Director

Voice & Piano Instructor

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Andrew Smith

Piano Instructor

Choir Accompanist

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Kevin Johnson

Piano Instructor

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Jessica Bucci

Piano Instructor

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Kimberly Hasara

Voice Instructor

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Peter Bianchi

Voice Instructor

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Cameron Ashbaugh

Voice Instructor

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Jon Zellhart

Voice Instructor

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Julia Scott

Harp Instructor

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Younga Reitz

Strings Instructor

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Charlie Alves

Strings Instructor

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Dr. Gordon Nunn

Percussion Instructor

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Jason Sivert

Percussion Instructor

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Wayne Smith

Guitar Instructor

Ukulele Instructor

Banjo Instructor

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Sarah Grieco

Mommy and Me Instructor

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Jessica McGunigle

Acting Instructor

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Dr. Archie Diaz

Brass Instructor

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Larry Conway

Brass Instructor

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Drew McKenzie

Woodwind Instructor

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Elizabeth (Perich) Clegg

Woodwind Instructor

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Anita Snyder Kahle

Woodwind Instructor

Piano Instructor

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Jeanine Beck

Scheduling Secretary

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Mary Newcomer

Administrative Lead

Web Developer

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Kathy Conley

Administrative Assistant

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Christian Cooper

Intern

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Emma Schmigel

Intern

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Sienna Schwartz

Intern

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Jacquie Blender

Piano Instructor - Emeritus

All handbell, handbell set, and any other instrument sales are as-is and final.

Returns are not accepted and refunds will not be issued.

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Contact Us

The Music Note

7110 Church Avenue
Ben Avon, Pennsylvania 15202

304-290-8836

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