Music Lessons

Music Lessons at Hollowood Music, Pittsburgh PA

Since the early 60's, Hollowood Music has played a vital role in music education in the Pittsburgh area Private, individual, and group instrument, music lessons & programs are available at our recently expanded "School of Music" in McKees Rocks. We have excellent facilities and our dedicated and highly qualified teachers are available for lessons in

Guitar | Bass | Drums | Piano | Voice | Ukulele | Composition | Performance | Jazz Improvisation

Whether you are beginning music Lessons, honing your artistic craft, or hoping to develop a greater appreciation for music in general we have a program that's right for you. Hollowood prides itself in providing one of the best musical Lesson programs in Pittsburgh. ALL Instructors are certified Child Safe.

Our Music Lessons:

-Are the most affordable
-Are socially distanced
-Can be held in-person or virtual

Call 412-771-3060 ext 107 today us contact us to schedule a free evaluation to determine which instructor and level is right for you or your child.

Our Instructors

TIM BAURLE - Eight-String Guitarist

Tim Baurle is a full-time guitar instructor at Hollowood Music, where he taught exclusively since 1997. No styles or approaches are discouraged as Tim provides all students with valuable insight culled from many years of teaching and performing experience. His students range from absolute beginners to seasoned pros and quickly develop a comfort level with him. Recent career highlights include performing with Charlie Hunter, Jim Campilongo, and Alex Skolnick in masterclasses which he organized, promoted and emceed at Hollowood. In September 2020, Tim was hired as an artist-in-residence at Seneca Valley High School as part of their Individual Music program.

In addition to teaching, Tim performs regularly as an eight-string jazz guitarist. His instrument of choice is the Novax 8-string guitar, which enables him to handle guitar and bass chores simultaneously. Public venues where he has recently performed are Revival on Lincoln, Refucilo Winery, Level 7 and Butler Brew Works. Tim is a regular performer at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh as part of The Sonny Pugar Memorial, Inc. Music Smiles program.

Tim is a 1993 graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA) and holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition with a minor in applied guitar.


Stacy Gray graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts where he received a Bachelor of Music Degree in guitar and film scoring. He attended graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh where he taught in the jazz department. He has had the opportunity to study with Academy Award winning composer Don Wilkins, and legendary jazz educator Nathan Davis, and has shared the stage with a variety of recording artists including Fleetwood Mac, Kool and the Gang, and Branford Marsalis, and has performed on television for PBS, and in the Emmy Award winning movie "The Temptations."

He is a dedicated music educator who has the experience to help you reach your goals as quickly as possible.


Annalisa Sewald is a graduate of the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education and a Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate. While at Duquesne she studied classical piano under Kenneth Burky. She has been teaching privately since 2007, and has taught a wide variety of students. She has taught students with learning disabilities, students on the Autism Spectrum, students with ADHD, and gifted students. Annalisa enjoys giving her students an opportunity to share music with others. She encourages collaboration between her students, and plans recitals for them. She also has students who share music with the community. Annalisa is dedicated to exposing her students to different genres of music and instilling in them an appreciation for the arts.


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