We celebrate your success!


Building on on 13 years of student success in Western NY and beyond, Pittsburgh’s North Hills String Studio was founded in 2010 to foster growth in the local musical community. We began by offering private lessons and a relaxed, home concert atmosphere for performances. What started with 2 hours a week of neighborhood violin instruction evolved into a large group of student musicians spanning the orchestral strings, piano, and ukulele. We currently serve 30 private students and up to 60 small group students every semester.

Put simply, our goal is to honor and develop the creative musician that exists in everyone in the most encouraging and engaging environment possible.

What we promise:

  • Engaging, energetic, caring teachers.

  • Curriculum based on your dreams and goals.

  • Careful analysis of your playing technique.

    • We’ll let you know what is going well and applaud all the things you’re doing right. We’ll also give you specific muscle choreography and practice that lifts your ‘good’ game to ‘amazing’.

  • A warm, welcoming music community that celebrates success at every stage of musicianship.