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Our Mission:

to provide students and families with the tools and skills they need to enjoy music for a lifetime.

Our guiding principle:

Every person who walks in the door walks out better.

Since 1987, Noteworthy Music (originally Noteworthy Music Academy) has been helping families and individuals have the blessings of music in their lives. Upon its founding by Janet Dietrich, who had been putting her music degrees to use in private instruction, and husband Bob, who provided business support, the academy grew rapidly by attracting many qualified, personable instructors. Unable to get quality instruments and accessories for their own children affordably from area stores, Janet and Bob began offering them for rent or purchase affordably from their own store, creating Noteworthy Music.

Shortly after Bob's passing, Janet retired, passing the business on to her son, Jim Dietrich, who moved his family back to the Pittsburgh area to run Noteworthy Music. Under his direction, Noteworthy Music added a retail line and continued to enhance its lessons and rental business. One of the key components of that development was the hiring of Nathan Bodnar.

Two years later, in 2018, Jim brought on business partner Jonny Kigin, allowing Nathan to pursue further education as a luthier apprentice and instrument technician. Jonny's arrival also brought to the table extensive retail and organizational behavior experience.

In 2021, Jim and Jonny opened a second location in Franklin Park, PA. This location boasted nine lesson rooms and a great location. In order to do so, they doubled the staff. It was at this time that Paul Macedonia joined the team.

In 2023, they further expanded by opening their newest Valencia location and moving the corporate operation there. Just up the road from their long-time Valencia location, the new facility boasts four additional lesson rooms, an expanded percussion room, a break room, and a soon-to-be-available 1000 square foot performance venue/ event room. At this same time, they brought Randy George on.

Together, they continue to operate Noteworthy Music as a family business, focusing on the customer and fulfilling the mission established by Janet and Bob over thirty years ago.
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Valencia Location

1191 Pittsburgh Road
Valencia, PA 16059

Wexford Location

2611 Nicholson Road Bldg 2
Franklin Park, PA 15143