dIf you are looking for a reliable school of music that prides itself on its experience professionals to provide the best musical lessons in Pittsburgh. The Hollowood School of Music is proving to be the a great place to begin or enhance your musical journey into learning the art of playing music. We continue to grow our school so that you may live that dream of playing a musical instrument. Whether you are a novice or looking to improve your skills, Hollowood Music and Sound is Pittsburgh's premiere source for lessons, equipment and experienced professionals with time-tested knowledge of learning to play the musical instrument of your choice. Have you always wanted to learn to play the piano or jam on guitar with your friends. Come to Hollowood Music and Sound to get the best musical education for your needs.
Monte Erwin has been playing music since he was 8 and teaching since 1999. He's played in a variety of bands and also records original music. Influences include classic metal, 80's hairband, classic rock, modern rock, southern rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, jam band, oldies...and more. Guitar and bass lessons include the G4 Guitar Method, a structured method of learning how to play guitar that will help you to focus and stay on track. G4 is a unique system built on 30 years of research and experience based on a series of checklists. Skills like picking, chords, strumming, scales, arpeggios, reading, theory and ear training are thoroughly covered so you can learn your favorite songs and even write your own. Instead of recitals you can play with a student band that plays real concerts! Lessons are $99 for a 5 WEEK INTRO COURSE with books and materials included! Get your free copy of the G4 Guitar Method at www.guitarlessonspittsburghpa.com. Lessons are for any age, level and style. Sign up now for guitar, bass, piano, mandolin, banjo, violin, drums and more!
Stacy Gray graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts where he received a Bachelor of Music Degree in guitar and film scoring. He attended graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh where he taught in the jazz department. He has had the opportunity to study with Academy Award winning composer Don Wilkins, and legendary jazz educator Nathan Davis, and has shared the stage with a variety of recording artists including Fleetwood Mac, Kool and the Gang, and Branford Marsalis, and has performed on television for PBS, and in the Emmy Award winning movie "The Temptations." He is a dedicated music educator who has the experience to help you reach your goals as quickly as possible.
At Hollowood, we pride ourselves in providing the best professional teachers for all who want to learn music.
Hollowood Music and Sound is Pittsburgh’s premier event production firm and backline supplier. For over fifty years our pro-backline instruments and entertainment production divisions have been dedicated to providing the highest quality world class services and turn-key event production. At Hollowood Music and Sound we offer rentals of professional audio equipment, concert and PA systems, staging including mobile stages, speaker arrays, and complete event solutions for clients who need individual production elements for their concerts, shows, and events. We have recently added a complete Piano rental solution and are providing world class instruments to many of the area’s top events.
Hollowood Music & Sound’s Pro Audio Division provides unparalleled event rental services to a vast array of clientele including national recording artists, fortune 500 businesses, corporate event and meeting planners and major sporting events. From festival organizers to politial candidates, if you are in need of professional backline instrument rental, sound reinforcement including audio systems, stages, or event production for the entertainment and corporate industry, Hollowood’s can provide the solution to all your needs.
We are located in Pittsburgh, PA and provide event production rental services throughout the tri-state area. Our experts can assist you with your event's.
Please call today to speak directly with Gary or Brad Hollowood. They would be happy to assist you utilizing their years of event production knowledge to make your next event a memorable experience.
If you are looking for experienced professionals to give you lessons in playing musical instruments, then you have come to the right place. Our music teachers have been teaching children and adults for many years. Want to learn how to play guitar, bass or drums? How about piano and keyboards? If that doesn't sound interesting then ask about our lessons in violin, trumpet, clarinet, flute and even voice training.
Our Hollowood teaching professionals are very good because we want the best teachers to be able to have success with our students. Our reputation is one of the best in the Pittsburgh area. By teaching more people to play we feel we are contributing to the expansion of music professionals for the future.
You may already know someone who has learned through Hollowood's School of Music. Ask them about it and we are convinced that they will give our lesson programs high marks for being the best place in Pittsburgh to learn to play an instrument. Our reputation stands behind our success at Hollowood Music and Sound!
At Hollowood Music and Sound, we have an experienced professional staff that knows what works best in sound systems and installations. We know that the importance of having a great sound system in churches and religious facilities. You want to make sure that every word that is spoken is heard clearly to all. Just as important is how the music and singing is heard throughout the assembly. Hollowood Music & Sound can supply the best sound system for your church or facility because we have designed and installed many church sound systems in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. We have combined the technology and the science of sound in order to provide the best systems for every kind of room, hall or assembly area in churches and religious institutions. Give us a call and talk to one of our professionals and find out how our expertise can best suit you.
Whether you are interested in acoustic or electric, the choice of a guitar is a major decision. For the novice or the professional, the sound and feel of a guitar is a very personal choice. Hollowood Music knows this better than anyone in Pittsburgh because since 1965 we have learned what musicians are looking for and we have some of the best choices and prices in the Pittsburgh area.
The first test, before you even plug it in, is how it feels in your hands. Before you crank it up, test it without amplification. This will allow you to focus on feel, both on the fretboard and your playing hand. If you are plugging into an amp, it is best to start with a clean sound so that you can hear the true intonations that the guitar possesses. At Hollowood, our standards in choosing guitars are very high because our professionals have learned to cut to the chase with guitars that can satisfy the needs of all style of guitar players.
Ask one of our guitar experts about the many selections we have to choose from. Spend some time trying out different brands and makes to find your best feel. At Hollowood Music and Sound our experienced professionals will explain to you how it is about feeling good with an instrument that you plan on using to express your musical tastes with.
Hollowood Music & Sound, Inc. was founded in the McKees Rocks area of Pittsburgh in 1965 as a Retail store specializing in musical instruments, lessons and P.A. systems.
Shortly thereafter, Hollowood's Pro-Sound division was established and has been serving performing acts since 1970. It evolved over the years to include service and support for touring acts. Hollowood's now provides support for most major performance venues in the tri-state (Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia) area.
In the early 1990’s, Hollowood's Commercial Audio/Video Integration division grew into one of the most respected companies of its kind in the region and currently serves a large corporate, church, municipal government and educational client base.
As audio & video have evolved, so has Hollowood's Commercial Installation division. Today, a large portion of our work involves the House of Worship community along with Municipal Governments. These systems have grown complex over time. Our installations are now sophisticated, scalable performance class systems that incorporate full video integration and offer complex control, balanced with simplified user interfaces.
Increasingly, we are asked to supply solutions for not just audio systems, but fully automated, full facility technologies. Many of the devices that we currently use are able to interface with AMX technology. It is common now for us to integrate CAT6e cable for many devices, providing the infrastructure capabilities for future functionality needs.
As technology demands continue to evolve and expand, so must our systems approach. When advising a client, we stay constantly vigilant and forward-thinking about their next-generation needs.
Our commercial install core team is made up of experts who have worked with our customers for years across multiple projects, have strong, valued relationships with them and continue to manage and respond to their evolving needs.
Our commercial client base is unique in that while it continues to grow every year, we've built and maintained our reputation based on legacy clients and closely-held, relationships that span decades.