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 About Us

A Message from the Owner


My name is Alex Riedel and I am the owner/operator of U Rock Music Center. I know you have lots of choices when it comes to music lessons. So why should you take the from us? Most importantly, U Rock music Center is the ONLY instructor owned and operated music center  in the area. So just why is that so important you might ask? I get it, I've taught music since my sophomore year of college, going on 11 years now. In that time I've learned what it takes to be a successful teacher and I look for those qualities in all my instructors. Nowhere else will you find more qualified, passionate or knowledgable instructors. Secondly, this center and my students are my passion and my life.  This isn't a hobby for me and I don't treat it like one. My clients allow me to do what I love for a living, and I keep that in mind everyday when I open up the shop. I answer calls day and night, and on the rare occasion I do miss your call, I will return your call as soon as possible. 


Why should I take music lessons from U Rock Music Center?



There are many reasons that make U Rock Music Center the best place to take lessons in the area. To start, we have the best teachers in the area. Our instructors are patient, passionate, and caring. Our instructors are: professional musicians, public school teachers, and college professors.  All of our staff is educated with at least a bachelor's degree in music and have the required clearances. All of our lessons are taught in spacious lesson rooms, no closets here!


U Rock Music Center is your nonstop shop for all of your musical needs. At U. Rock you can buy or rent instruments from guitars to trombones! We also stock all the accessories you need to keep your instrument in top shape.  When you take lessons with us, not only can you find everything you need for your instrument, you get a 10% discount on all purchases!


Lastly, our location makes us super convenient  We're located in the Donald Crossroads shopping center around the corner on the far end, near the citizen's bank drive through. Our location is conveniently located near grocery, pet supplies, clothing stores, and even comic book stores!




My child wants to play guitar. Should they learn on an acoustic or electric guitar?

The short answer is: Whatever they want to play. If your child loves Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix, it doesn't make a lot of sense for them to learn on an acoustic guitar. On the flip side: If they love Taylor Swift or Jack Johnson, they may not want to rock out on an electric. Most things they learn on one type of guitar will transfer to the other, if they ever want to switch. We want them to be inspired to play, and often times that means copying the music they love.


Are you worried about your child shaking the walls? Don't be.  Most guitar amps now have a headphone jack for quite rocking, and they are number of other ways to play at very reasonable volumes.


How old should my child be for lessons?

That's  a complicated answer. You know your child better than anyone, if you feel as though they can sit through a half hour lesson, they will probably be fine for lessons.  We keep our lessons fun, incorporating, games, coloring, and other fun activities to engage younger children. If you're not sure, you can always bring them in for a FREE consultation.


How much do lessons cost?


Our Lessons are priced very competitively. Call us at 724-941-1435 for a complete rundown on the cost and options with our lessons.


Where are you located?

We are located in the mini mall area of Donaldson Crossroads. It is the on the north end of the shopping center, on the opposite end from Giant Eagle. We are the 3rd store from from the back, next to Iddy Biddy Fashions.

U Rock Music Center

3909 Washington RD Suite 203

McMurray, PA 15317




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