Piano Lessons Pittsburgh

Craig Zinger ( Mr. Z )

Pittsburgh Piano Teacher

Piano Teacher Upper St Clair
Keyboard Lessons Mt Lebanon
Piano Lessons Upper St Clair, McMurray

Beginners or Adults

Additionally, I have all current State & Federal clearances pertaining to working/volunteering with children.

Thanks ever so much for visiting my piano lesson webpage!

Little Sisters of the Poor Carribbean Photo 7-23-15

(No, I don’t dress like this to teach! It’s my “performing jacket!”)


  1. Do I need a piano?
    No, many students start on a keyboard; then later invest in a piano.
  2. What age should my child start lessons?
    It varies with maturity and attention span. Many young beginners are in 1st or 2nd grade, but some kids are raring to go at 5 years old, and others start in their teens. I started at 10 (and quit at 11:30, LOL!) One of my best adults, Shirley G., started in her 70’s & was great!
  3. Do you have recitals?
    Yes! They are held annually in May at a wonderful retirement venue with refreshments.
  4. How much per lesson?
    Tuition is paid the first of each month in order to hold your time slot.  I try my best to be flexible, as all schedules are hectic at times.

My balanced teaching approach is a fun mix of fundamentals (classics), theory AND popular music. My students play not only Mozart & Bach, but also Taylor Swift, 21 Pilots, Panic At the Disco, Harry Potter, Star Wars, One Direction, Scott Joplin & Adele.

Unlike some instructors who only teach, I “play out” professionally at the top venues in Pittsburgh. My bio includes:

  • Writing “The Pierogi Shuffle” for the Pittsburgh Pirates, played at all PNC Park home games during the 6th inning Pierogi races!
  • Opening for Yanni at Star Lake Amphitheatre
  • 4 recordings; music featured on National Public Radio
  • Playing piano for Christina Aguilera on her 1st studio session.


“Mr. Zinger is truly wonderful with my kids. Without a doubt, the most naturally gifted musician I have ever known! He helped my son get into Berklee College of Music.”
Dr R Renzelli-Cain, McMurray, PA

“I’d travel from Harrisburg to study with Mr. Z.”
Ed Trively, Harrisburg, PA

“What we like about Mr. Zinger is how he tailors his teaching method to each individual student.”
T. Eagle, Upper St Clair, PA

“I still go to the piano, even though I graduated college 2 years
ago. Thanks, Mr. Zinger!”
Z. Einwag, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Please call for a free piano lesson (no obligation!).
412-608-8429 email: relaxingpiano@aol.com

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