About Hope Academy of Music and the Arts

Hope Academy of Music and the Arts, an outreach program of East Liberty Presbyterian Church, offers a safe place where young people of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, religious and linguistic backgrounds can further their personal and artistic growth through the study and performance of theater, dance and music. We strive to create a diverse and inclusive artistic community that provides deep arts instruction through a sequential and progressive program; that supports the personal and artistic growth of students and teaching artists, alike; and contributes to our community’s positive growth and cultural vibrancy.


Hope Academy offers the following programs

  • Suzuki Violin, Cello, Guitar, Flute – Ages 5 and up with a parent/guardian
  • Private Lessons – strings (violin, cello); woodwinds (flute); singer-songwriter; composition; voice
  • Flute Choir
  • Dance- Ballet in partnership with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre; African Dance and Drumming in partnership with Balafon; Tap and Hip Hop
  • Theater – Acting for young people ages 7-18
  • Hip Hop Orchestra Program– Creative ensemble for instruments and voice on Friday evenings
  • Bilingual Spanish Speaking Class

To learn more about HOPE ACADEMY, please visit our website!



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