Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! - Psalm 100:1
The Judah Project at Eastminster Presbyterian Church is an after-school learning experience designed to help inner-city youth discover and develop their music talents through weekly one-on-one lessons by professional instructors. Lessons are currently offered in piano, guitar, voice, and drums. With weekly instruction and practice assignments, students learn the disciplines required to develop their talents. The word "Judah", meaning "praise", describes our goal to teach youth to give their musical talents as praise offerings to God.
New! Digital Music Production
This past summer, Judah Project piano teacher, Sean Baker, led a Digital Music Production class where he taught students, grades 6-12, to create their own loops and tracks using musical instruments, Garage Band, and other apps. The class will be one time per week for an hour in a group class setting. This class will tentatively run 8 weeks in October and November. Total cost will be $160.
How to apply
Applications are accepted at any time for lessons in the upcoming semester. Semesters correspond with the Pittsburgh Public School District calendar year. Lesson slots are filled on first-come, first-served basis and must be accompanied by first month's fee to guarantee placement. If no slots are available students are placed on a waiting list and are contacted when slots are open. You can complete and submit an application here.
The weekly fee for Judah Project is $17. Scholarship assistance is available so that children from all family income levels may benefit from the rich learning our qualified instructors provide. Contact the Judah Project director, Stacy Sutton, for scholarship details.
Phone: (412)361-7788 ext. 102
Recitals are an exciting time for the music students to share with their family and friends what they have learned and the goals they have achieved. The Judah Project has two recital weekends a year. The winter recital is a Friday evening in December and is held in the format of a coffee house. The spring recital is a weekend in May, with some student performing Friday evening and others Saturday afternoon. All students are encouraged to participate and invite their families and friends to attend. View our photo gallery of the most recent recital, Here.