Anderson Music Academy

Anderson Music Academy

5.0 (8)
6 employees
13 years in business

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Scott Anderson is a two-time Emmy award winner and has been an active musician in Pittsburgh for the past 30 years. He has been teaching piano and music technology out of his Upper St Clair home studio since 2009. Anderson Music Academy offically opened for business in McMurray in 8/2019.

Scott carefully chose staff that are not just amazing teachers but have an active career in their field. Oh, and they're good, fun people as an added bonus! 

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Canonsburg, PA 15317
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8 Reviews


  • Jay -Mt Lebanon

    Scott taught my son Jonah for about six years. During that time, Jonah definitely developed a lifelong love of music. But the sessions with Scott were much more than piano lessons. Jonah learned a quiet self-confidence that came directly from sitting in Scott's studio once a week, and playing on his own on the days between lessons. Jonah's life changed around him -- he matured, grew, developed -- but one constant in his life remained the weekly time with Scott, learning to compose, write, and play music. The positive impact Scott had on Jonah's life can't be overstated. It was incredible to see and experience, and we will be forever grateful. Thank you!

  • Robbie -Upper St Clair

    Mr. Anderson is one of the finest musicians I have ever had the privilege of working with. His depth of knowledge about a plethora of musical topics extending from classical performance to jazz improvisation to musical composition is truly astonishing. Mr. Anderson’s musical education has guided my playing from elementary school to university music school, and has paved a pathway of success for me as a pianist and a composer in the professional music world.

  • Mike -Upper St Clair

    Scott is a masterful teacher who encourages his students to find the artist inside each and every one of us. He caters to the specific needs of every student and truly cares about progress. He provides the guidelines and discipline for all stages of musicians while nourishing their creative spirit

  • Jordan -Upper St Clair

    Scott Anderson is truly the greatest instructor I have ever had. Without his knowledge, guidance, experience, encouragement, and friendship, I would certainly would not be where I am today regarding my aspirations in the music industry. Scott has provided me with not only piano lessons that challenged my theory skills, technique, and overall musicianship, but he also provided insight into digital aspects of audio engineering that opened my eyes to another realm of the industry that I was intrigued to learn more about after high school. I am currently a third-year undergraduate student at Belmont University (Nashville, Tennessee) majoring in Music Business with a Production Emphasis; however, I initially auditioned to pursue Belmont's Commercial Piano program. Throughout my senior year of high school, Scott helped me in unfathomable ways to prepare for my numerous college piano auditions, and he advised me on how to confidently do so to the best of my ability. I truly cannot thank Scott enough for providing me with such a firm foundation in not only musical performance, but also in music production; because of this pre-college knowledge, I was able to more freely explore the aspects of the music industry, and I have been able to create my own path to my future based on my passions. I am beyond thankful for my years of lessons with Scott; he is not only a knowledgable mentor, but is also a life-long friend that I cannot thank enough.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We have a motto here at AMA "to meet our students where they are". Whether you're a beginner that has never laid a finger on an instrument, a student that is prepping for college auditions, a professional looking for performance skills, and everyone in between, we can help! We will assess experience, quality of any past instruction and determine goals, both short and long term. This requires an assessment/discussion at either an evaluation or at the first lesson. We will work with students (and parents when necessary) to keep the student engaged and excited. Everyone can agree that if the student is excited, they will want to practice, and with practice, they can accomplish anything! 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Each teacher was hand picked by Founder/Owner Scott Anderson, based on their exceptional experience and education. All of our teachers have an active career in their field.

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