South Hills Music - Pittsburgh Guitar Lessons

Pittsburgh Music Lessons – Guitars – Gear – Event Music – Repairs

Since 2002 – Celebrating 21 Years!

South Hills Music is located in the Pittsburgh Suburb of Bethel Park. Come in and browse our selection of guitars, basses, amps, drums, school instruments and other equipment.

Teaching Music in Pittsburgh Since 2002

Playing a musical instrument is fun and gives you a sense of achievement. Give us a call or stop by the store and let us help you get started.

Music Lessons

Music lessons in the South Hills of Pittsburgh for over a dozen types of instruments. Playing a musical instrument is fun and gives you a sense of achievement.

Instruments & Gear

New and pre-owned guitars, amps, basses, drums and other instruments and accessories

Event Music

Professional wedding or event musicians, DJ services, or a live band

South Hills Music Featured Items

Fender Custom Shop 1964 Reissue

Fender Custom Shop 1964 Reissue

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Cordoba C-5

Cordoba C-5

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South Hills Music - Pittsburgh

Lesson in a Minute

Alternate Picking – 

Alternate picking is an important skill, because it allows you to play more than twice as fast than with just down picking.

Google Reviews

  • I took lessons from Erik from 2004-2009. I can't wait to check out the new location in Bethel Park.

    thumb Matthew Bondi
    September 15, 2022

    Perfect place for everything that you could possibly need! Erik is a true professional and a great teacher.

    thumb Zac Bianco
    March 15, 2022

    Took my stratocaster in for a set up and re string. Eric did a awesome job at a very reasonable price. My new go to.

    thumb Daniel Corbett
    February 15, 2022

    This store is an institution, as is its owner. Why give your money to an online corporate behemoth when you can support a local business and work with someone like Erik who will learn your name and get you exactly what you need at the best price? A must-shop.

    thumb Derek Kwait
    January 15, 2022
  • Diamond in the rough

    thumb Kerry-Rae Bizila
    January 15, 2021

    Fixed a broken but on a guitar that other places estimated would cost 3-5x what they were able to fix it for. Friendly and obviously know what they're doing with instruments.

    thumb Michael Kilcoyne
    January 15, 2021

    Nice guy. Printed out some tab for me. I will be back to look at some cool old tube amps.

    thumb mark direnna
    January 15, 2021

    Great music store really nice we have bought alot of guitars there

    thumb vollie mullins
    January 15, 2021
  • My daughter broke the string on her violin almost as soon as we got it shame really have a chance of any way we came here and not only was he willing to help but he wanted to make sure we learned how. Right off the bat you can tell that he works with kids and I definitely will be considering lessons. Kid friendly and highly recommended.

    thumb Jennifer Rodgers
    January 15, 2020

    Great place for kids to take lessons

    thumb Melba Dibble
    January 15, 2020

    Erik is the best

    thumb Cole Glaser
    January 15, 2020

    Great service and great music and lessons

    thumb Froz.n
    January 15, 2020
  • Great teachers

    thumb Kevin Ketter
    January 15, 2020

    Went down to pick out a guitar starter kit for my son and to get my own electric fixed. Eric was great to work with, friendly, and good prices. Look forward to going back!

    thumb brandon myers
    January 15, 2019

    My three sons all take music lessons at South Hills Music. They are fantastic there! Very easy to work with. My boys all have different teachers and I can't say enough good things about all of them. Highly recommend!

    thumb Becky Freker
    January 15, 2019

    Erik is a great musician / teacher and just an all-around great guy. He knows how to get kids really excited about learning how to play guitar. His prices are great and they have free parking. You just can't go wrong with South Hills Music.

    thumb Steve
    January 15, 2019
  • I love the store my girls take lessons there awesome

    thumb vollie mullins
    January 15, 2019

    Amazing place

    thumb PSK AUTO
    January 15, 2018

    This is the best music lesson around. I'm a 58 yr old new guitar player. Eric really explains the lesson well. I recommend South hills music to everyone.

    thumb Craig Chrisman
    January 15, 2018

    He taught me to play Justin beaver now I have some friends I can touch

    thumb A M
    January 15, 2018
  • Awesome place especially Eric, the owner!

    thumb Garrett Glaser
    January 15, 2018

    Great place to take lessons!!

    thumb Jamie Faust
    January 15, 2018

    my kids love taking lessons at South Hills Music. excellent teacher and a very nice atmosphere. free wi fi which is cool and it seems to be the only music store in the area with a parking lot which is great!

    thumb Archibald Stanton
    January 15, 2018

    Erik is hands down the best guitar teacher you could ask for. He can play and teach anything, and is just plain fun to hang out with. His lessons could help the most timid novice turn into a rock star.

    thumb Domenic Tedesco
    January 15, 2018

  • I took lessons from Erik from 2004-2009. I can't wait to check out the new location in Bethel Park.

    thumb Matthew Bondi
    September 15, 2022

    Perfect place for everything that you could possibly need! Erik is a true professional and a great teacher.

    thumb Zac Bianco
    March 15, 2022
  • Took my stratocaster in for a set up and re string. Eric did a awesome job at a very reasonable price. My new go to.

    thumb Daniel Corbett
    February 15, 2022

    This store is an institution, as is its owner. Why give your money to an online corporate behemoth when you can support a local business and work with someone like Erik who will learn your name and get you exactly what you need at the best price? A must-shop.

    thumb Derek Kwait
    January 15, 2022
  • Diamond in the rough

    thumb Kerry-Rae Bizila
    January 15, 2021

    Fixed a broken but on a guitar that other places estimated would cost 3-5x what they were able to fix it for. Friendly and obviously know what they're doing with instruments.

    thumb Michael Kilcoyne
    January 15, 2021
  • Nice guy. Printed out some tab for me. I will be back to look at some cool old tube amps.

    thumb mark direnna
    January 15, 2021

    Great music store really nice we have bought alot of guitars there

    thumb vollie mullins
    January 15, 2021
  • My daughter broke the string on her violin almost as soon as we got it shame really have a chance of any way we came here and not only was he willing to help but he wanted to make sure we learned how. Right off the bat you can tell that he works with kids and I definitely will be considering lessons. Kid friendly and highly recommended.

    thumb Jennifer Rodgers
    January 15, 2020

    Great place for kids to take lessons

    thumb Melba Dibble
    January 15, 2020
  • Erik is the best

    thumb Cole Glaser
    January 15, 2020

    Great service and great music and lessons

    thumb Froz.n
    January 15, 2020

  • I took lessons from Erik from 2004-2009. I can't wait to check out the new location in Bethel Park.

    thumb Matthew Bondi
    September 15, 2022
  • Perfect place for everything that you could possibly need! Erik is a true professional and a great teacher.

    thumb Zac Bianco
    March 15, 2022
  • Took my stratocaster in for a set up and re string. Eric did a awesome job at a very reasonable price. My new go to.

    thumb Daniel Corbett
    February 15, 2022
  • This store is an institution, as is its owner. Why give your money to an online corporate behemoth when you can support a local business and work with someone like Erik who will learn your name and get you exactly what you need at the best price? A must-shop.

    thumb Derek Kwait
    January 15, 2022
  • Diamond in the rough

    thumb Kerry-Rae Bizila
    January 15, 2021
  • Fixed a broken but on a guitar that other places estimated would cost 3-5x what they were able to fix it for. Friendly and obviously know what they're doing with instruments.

    thumb Michael Kilcoyne
    January 15, 2021

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Visit South Hills Music

South Hills Music is located in the Pittsburgh Suburb of Bethel Park. We are a music retail store as well as a place to take lessons and get repairs.

Browse our selection of guitars, basses, ukuleles, amps, drums, and other school instruments. Find all of your accessories including strings, straps, drum sticks, reeds, tuners, music books, and metronomes.

We Know Guitars

Every guitar has a full professional setup before it is sold. Pre-shipping plastic is removed, strings changed, neck and bridge adjusted and guitar is intonated. This insures you get the best possible playing guitar. Best part… it is absolutely FREE!

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