Holiday Hours

Posted: December 04, 2020

The holiday hours at the Allison Park and Golden Mile stores will be modified this year as follows:
Thursday, Dec. 24th: Close at 1pm
Friday, Dec. 25th: closed
Saturday, Dec. 26th: closed

Thursday, Dec. 31st: Close at 1pm
Friday, Jan. 1st: closed
Saturday, Jan. 2nd: closed

Bridgeville Store Closing

Posted: November 02, 2020

The negative effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on school music and school music businesses across the country continue to be problematic. As a result, the decision has been made to permanently close the Bridgeville Johnstonbaugh’s location effective 12/23/2020. The Allison Park and Golden Mile JMC locations will continue to operate as usual, and all services offered by the company will remain available and uninterrupted.

Please know that JMC has been working diligently to adapt to the current environment by following government guidelines and adding timely new products like bell covers, wind instrument facemasks, and a truly effective disinfectant spray. For those of you who are loyal instrument rental customers, JMC will continue serving you by providing personal at school service in addition to recently added services such as School Shopping Pages, School Move Up Nights, and virtual lessons and consultations.

Believing that school music education will remain essential to society and that eventual recovery is inevitable, this measure is being taken to help ensure that Johnstonbaugh’s Music Centers will continue to thrive as it supports music education throughout Western Pennsylvania for generations to come. Thank you for your trust and support.

We know you may have some questions for us. We've provided some answers below - please reach out to us if you need further information.

Will this affect my instrument rental?
No, your rental contract will continue without interruption in service. New deliveries, exchanges, and returns can still be set up directly at your school. Any rental billing matters and communications will continue to be handled by our administrative staff in Allison Park.

Can I still use my rental discount to purchase an instrument?
Absolutely! Our sales staff at our Allison Park and Golden Mile stores will be happy to assist you with any purchases. If you would prefer not to travel to those locations, we can deliver instruments to your school for an at-home trial. Please contact us at 724-444-5660 or [email protected] to arrange this.

Where can I buy band and orchestra accessories?
Visit our online store for all of your musical needs. We are consistently expanding our online catalog and offer free school delivery for all online purchases! Also, you earn $5 in loyalty points for every $100 spent at Johnstonbaugh’s, redeemable in-store and online. If you want to visit us in person, we’d love to see you at our stores in Allison Park and Golden Mile.

How can I get my instrument repaired?
If you have a rental instrument that needs repair, contact us to set up an exchange at your school. If an instrument you own is requires service, we also offer school pickup and delivery for private repairs. Our team of experienced technicians will contact you with an estimate and all billing can be completed over the phone. You can reach us at 724-444-5660 or [email protected] to schedule a pickup.

Will Johnstonbaugh’s continue to offer lessons?
In-person lessons at the Bridgeville store will not be available after December 23rd. However, Johnstonbaugh’s is proud to continue to offer virtual lessons for all band and orchestra instruments, as well as guitar, piano, and voice. Learn more about virtual lessons and submit a lesson referral here. If you are currently taking lessons at our Bridgeville store, please reach out to your instructor directly to make arrangements.

Will you be having a store closing sale?
Make sure you are on our mailing list so you receive important updates and information on any sales.

Conn/Selmer Face Masks Now Available

Posted: October 23, 2020

The Conn-Selmer facemask, model CSFM1, is a deluxe adjustable one-size-fits all facemask designed with an opening to allow the musician to play his/her instrument while having a fully functional facemask when not playing an instrument. It is made from 92% poly, 8% spandex, a medium fabric weight of 240 GSM (grams per square metre), and is machine washable. *A portion of every purchase will be donated to United Sound, a peer mentoring organization, that helps students with special needs participate in music education.

Our facemasks feature:
  • Adjustable ear loops
  • Flexible metal nose piece for a more secure fit
  • Double layer fabric for blocking small particles without disrupting instrument playability
Click here to buy your Conn Selmer face mask today!

Bell Covers Now Available

Posted: September 09, 2020

Pro Instrument Rentals

Posted: August 09, 2020

Experience the difference a professional clarinet makes. Rent for a low monthly cost today!
Check out the video below for more information

Michael Buckstein Virtual Studio Recital

Posted: May 08, 2020

Join the trumpet and horn students of Michael Buckstein as they showcase their hard work and musical growth!

Friday, May 22, 2020 | 7PM

Visit the following link to watch the recital:

Music in Our Schools Month

Posted: March 05, 2020

Hurry in for an opportunity to save!

For the month of March and in celebration of Music in Our Schools month, get $10 OFF your next purchase when you spend $30 or more.

Stop into your community-based music store to shop and save.

Sweeten Your Sound

Posted: February 01, 2020

For the month of February

Improve the sound and overall performance of your new instrument with a FREE mouthpiece upgrade with the purchase of qualifying intermediate or professional band instrument!*

All new instruments from JMC are inspected and shop adjusted in-house and a maintenance agreement is available!

*Up to a $310 value, select models only. Ask sales associate for details. Not valid for previous sales.

Head to your community music center for the sweetest deal around!

Julian Bliss Masterclass January 21 and 22

Posted: January 09, 2020

Attention! We will be hosting Master Classes with Julian Bliss in our stores. More Updates to come, so keep an eye on our Facebook page.

Artist and creator of the Leblanc Bliss and Serenade Clarinets, Julian Bliss is coming to our stores for TWO days of Master Classes! Tuesday January 21 he joins us at our Allison Park location at 3:30PM. On Wednesday January 22, Julian will be at our Bridgeville location at 3:30 for a final class.

Professional Trombone Rentals Coming Soon!

Posted: January 02, 2020

Johnstonbaughs Music Centers will offer a new lease for Professional Trombones. More info coming soon!

$59.00 per month limited to specific models - Courtois AC420BO-1-0, Courtois AC420MBO-1-0, Edwards T350-CR-E, and our Edwards T350-E.

All payments up to nine months may be applied to the purchase of a new professional trombone.

Trombone Christmas in Pittsburgh

Posted: December 26, 2019

On Sunday, December 22, 2019 the Pittsburgh Trombone Project hosted Trombone Christmas at Heinz Memorial Chapel in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. We posted a gallery of photos on our Facebook page ↗ for your viewing pleasure.

Please feel free to download and share your photos, and be sure to Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Valerie Stipcak Recital Photos Posted

Posted: November 27, 2019
On Saturday, November 23, 2019 Valerie Stipcak held a piano and voice recital at the Allison Park / North Location of Johnstonbaugh's Music Centers. Please feel free to download and share your photos, and be sure to Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Click Here to View the Album on Facebook ↗

Teacher Feature - Chuck Jacks

Posted: October 17, 2019

We just got word that four of Chuck Jacks’ students placed in this year’s PMEA District 1 Honors Band! Congrats to Michael B., Evan S., Katie B., and Liv N. We love seeing these students every week for their lessons at our Bridgeville store and are delighted to hear this news!


Looking for help with your next audition? We provide lessons at all three of our locations for all band and orchestra instruments as well as piano, guitar, and voice. Call (412) 444-5656 or submit a lesson referral today!