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  • How will I be invoiced for lessons?
    AMA provides email invoices monthly for the following month. Tuition for each month is due on the 25th of the previous month in order to secure student spots on the schedule. If at any point a student wishes to pause their lessons, the adult student or parent should notify AMA by email at ​, and their Instructor, by the first of the month. In the event of a missed lesson, please contact your instructor and AMA as soon as possible. We will make every effort to provide a make-up lesson, at the Instructor's discretion. We value our Instructors and will pay them for the time that they reserve each month.
  • How do I pay my tuition?
    AMA accepts checks, cash (only at our Chestnut Street location), PayPal, Zelle, and Venmo (@AlleghenyMusicAcademy).
  • How do I sign up for lessons?
    Contact us via chat, email (​, or phone (267) 393-1987 to register for private lessons.
  • What materials will I need to buy?
    Students are required to purchase books, metronomes, and supplementary materials as each teacher/department sees fit. Required materials can be purchased on Sheet Music Plus or Amazon (or other outlets).
  • How does AMA ensure student and teacher safety?
    1. All Instructors must hold a current PA Child Abuse Clearance. 2. AMA offers in person and online lessons. 3. AMA follows a comprehensive COVID-19 protocol which applies to teachers and students. Please see COVID-19 Policies for details.
  • How can I get the most out of my lessons at AMA?
    Congratulations on starting the steps to becoming an excellent musician! The most important things you can do to progress on your instrument is PRACTICE and PERFORM. To give students an opportunity to perform and to build community within AMA, students should perform in at least one recital per year, in person or online. Recitals take place in the fall and the spring.
  • What is AMA's holiday schedule?
    AMA is open Monday-Saturday, except for the following holidays: - New Year's Day - Memorial Day - Independence Day - Labor Day - Thanksgiving - Christmas Day Your instructor may choose to observe additional holidays/vacations, which they will communicate with you.
  • How do I know if my lesson is cancelled due to weather?
    AMA follows the same protocols as Moon Area School District. Check, or local TV and radio stations for information about cancellations. Your instructor will schedule a make-up with you.
  • How does AMA ensure the safety of students/teachers during the pandemic?
    We are currently following the same COVID-19 regulations and guidelines put forth by local school districts, and the PA Department of Health. For in-person voice students, students and teachers may wear a special mask that the teacher includes in the materials list. Students and teachers maintain a social distance of six feet during lessons. For in-person wind instrument students, masks are at the discretion of the parent/teacher/adult student. Parents, instructors, and students discuss mask policies for wind students during the initial conference and adjust them according to need. Some teachers require special masks during lessons. Students and teachers maintain social distance of six feet during lessons. At AMA, student and teacher safety are paramount. Please feel free to ask your teacher or Ms. Cocco any questions you have about this policy.
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