12th Octave - 217 S. Pennsylvania Avenue - Greensburg, PA 15601
Conveniently located right in the cultural district of Greensburg, Pa (with public parking right across), we serve all near-by communities including: Greensburg, Youngwood, Latrobe, Delmont, Irwin and others! We teach music (private lessons and workshops), painting, writing, team-building, and other creative skills. Parents can rest comfortably in our lobby or browse our gallery filled with local artwork and hand-crafted art while their kids are learning!
Our vision is to inspire people to achieve their full potential through their creative artistry!
The 12th Octave accomplishes its’ vision by developing music and other artistic skills, fostering self-confidence and teamwork, and developing servant leadership through creativity.
Our ultimate intent is to develop artistry skills (music, painting, writing, and others) for people to enjoy themselves as well as learn to work with others, forming teams of musicians / artists who can then use their skills to make a positive impact on the world.
In 2008, while working with local young musicians, an idea was born to open a “music school / coffee shop” where musicians could develop their skill and share it. The idea lay dormant for years, periodically peaking out from the recesses of my mind to be shaped and tweaked. 12th Octave, LLC was officially incorporated in April 2018, after teaching piano in my Murrysville home for years. In 2019, through a series of events that could only have been orchestrated by the Creator Himself, I partnered with my long-time friend and fellow musician, Dan. Together, we opened a music / art studio in the heart of the cultural district of Greensburg, PA. We are thrilled to expand the dream to include other instructors and instruments as well as other workshops including paint, creative writing classes, and other team-building and character-building events. We are looking forward to inspiring creativity in you!
Sharon & Dan
Where did our name come from?
The name “12 Octave” has unique significance. Generally regarded as a number that signifies the perfection of authority, the number twelve symbolizes God’s power and authority in my own life. There are 12 unique tones in an octave. An Octave is a musical term that represents the interval between two notes, one having twice the frequency of vibration of the other (thus, one “lower” and one “higher”). This interval symbolizes the gap between where we are as individuals, and where we want to be. Through continued development of our musical, artistic, or leadership skills, we can close the gap. Although not a religious organization, the 12th Octave will operate on principles founded in Christian faith, and develop people with Biblically bases principles.