Urmi Batavia began teaching private piano and violin lessons out of her home in 2002. As demand for her classes grew, so did her need for room, and two years later she opened her own space dedicated to music instruction: Batavia Studios. There, she shares her teaching responsibilities with a team of instructors well versed in percussion, strings, woodwinds, and voice. Though they still provide private lessons for adults and children, they also helm weeklong children’s summer camps and oversee a store filled with musical instruments, song books, and music accessories, such as jars filled with Al Green’s voice.
Though they've been open for only three years, Backstage Guitars has already amassed an impressive collection of equipment and instruments from renowned brands such as Zildjian, Ludwig, Fulltone, and Remo at their two locations. An amiable and skilled staff can educate visitors on the stash of harmonic accoutrements on the store floor or lead them through private lessons in drums, guitar, and guitar-related instruments such as the ukulele or a field-hockey stick wrapped in spaghetti. Backstage's Rock Band Academy helps musicians to develop an even deeper appreciation of their chosen instrument, creating a band for similarly inclined students and culminating in a live set at Hard Rock Cafe.
Moon Golf Club in Coraopolis provides an array of golf course options for golfers of all skill levels, including pro and beginner.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I am a singer that is currently performing. I know the situations of the modern industry and continue to educate myself through workshops, vocal coaching, voice lessons, and masterclasses. I am versed in classical singing, but have also worked extensively with singers of various levels.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
I provide all music. However if there is a specific song you want to work on, please bring it to the lesson. Also bring a bottle of water, a pencil, and a willingness to learn new things!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I am a singer and I think the greatest gift I can give is to give my artistic knowledge to others.
What do you love most about your job?
Watching people grow.
Equipped with a music-education degree and a lifelong passion for teaching piano, Bill Cantola comes to clients' homes to help them learn piano the way they desire. Rather than forcing them to repeat scales for the sake of tradition, Cantola teaches clients to play their own selections of music while infusing each session with information about technique and music theory.
There's really no better place to spend the weekend with your family than at Youghiogheny Canoe Outfitters in West Newton.
At Youghiogheny Canoe Outfitters, you can elongate your muscles with some basic ballet or opt for a less traditional class.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so customers can easily walk to and from their cars.