Thursday, December 22, 2011

December String Recital

On Sunday December 18th, the students of violinist Lisa Joseph and cellist Dave Busch put on a recital for friends and family. They also put together a last minute chamber group and performed Pachelbel's Canon in D. For more information on the lesson program please visit .

Please enjoy the videos.

Holiday Brass Recital

On Friday, December 16th, 2011, Johnstonbaugh's Music Centers in Bridgeville hosted its first ever Holiday Brass Recital.  The performing musicians are students of Mr. Ryan Wolf, a trumpet player and employee of the store, and Mr. Kevin Maurer, trombonist and band director at nearby South Fayette Middle School.  The age of the students ranged from beginning band students all the way to seasoned high school pros, representing the South Fayette, Upper St. Clair, and Peters Township school districts.  Mr. Maurer and Mr. Wolf were extremely proud of how their students performed, and can't to have another recital.

For instructor bios and more information about lessons at Johnstonbaugh's Music Centers, please visit our website at

Monday, September 12, 2011

2011 South Hills Rock Band Camp Concert

On August 21st we held our second annual Bridgeville Rock Band Camp Concert in which 8 students showcased their abilities and efforts by putting on a rock concert, assisted by our private instructors. This year we had three bands including the members of the new Rock Your Strings camp.
Here are the videos from the show. Enjoy!

Group 1: Mainstream Hipsters

Group 2: String Beans

Group 3: Tone-Deaf Capybaras

Thanks to everyone who came to show their support, to Peter's Place for providing the venue, and of course to our wonderful instructors Dave Busch, Ryan Kantner, Quinn Lema, and Lisa Joseph for making it all possible.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

2011 Rock Band Concert

On June 26th, we held our third annual Rock Band Camp Concert at Glade Run Presbyterian Church. Over the previous month, sixteen students forming four bands worked on selected songs with the aid and guidance of our lessons instructors.
Here are the videos from the show. Enjoy!

Group 1: Nerds Gone Wild

Group 2: The Meeps

Group 3: Peaceful Johnstonbaugh's and the Active Mutation

Group 4: Five-Man Wolfpack

Congratulations to all the students who worked so hard to put on a great show.
Thanks again to Glade Run Presbyterian Church and thanks to our instructors Ryan Kantner, Dan Burgun, Ben Hartenstein, and Izzy Arlet for helping to make this all possible.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Late May Jam Session

I think Memorial Day weekend conflicted a bit with the last jam session, as not too many people were able to come. But, those who showed up really put their best efforts forward. Here are some highlights.

We hope to see everyone at the next session, this Friday June 24th at 6:00 at our Bridgeville store.
Songs on the list are:
Green Onions - Booker T and the MG's
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
My Generation - The Who
Going Down The Road Feeling Bad - Traditional

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Early May Jam Session

Our fourth jam session was held at the Bridgeville store on Friday, May 6th. We saw some familiar faces and some new ones. Thanks to Dave for running the show, thanks to everyone for coming out,  and I don't really have much to say about it other than "Awesome!" Here are the videos.

We hope to see everyone at the next one.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

It's Recital Season

Once again we're pleased to be able to showcase some of the young musicians that volunteered to perform for family and friends. Last Sunday, May 1st, it was a recital by Lisa Joseph's violin students. Congratulations and thanks to all who performed, and thanks to Lisa for putting it all together.

As always, please enjoy the videos from the performance.