Our teachers are excellent musicians and have a passion for teaching music. You can rest assured that students will receive a balanced music education and enjoy their learning in the process! Individual tastes, preferences and learning styles are carefully considered for each student as the teacher prepares their lessons. We provide a multitude of opportunities for every kind of learner and performer.
Sarah Burke, NCTM, Owner/Director
Mrs. Burke’s formal music training began at a very young age, and continued through college. Sarah earned her Music Education degree from University of Valley Forge in Phoenixville, PA with piano as her primary instrument and voice her secondary, as well as a concentration in piano pedagogy. She went on to earn her National Music Teachers Certification and has been teaching piano lessons for over 15 years as well as teaching music in various classroom settings in the States and in Europe.
Sarah has been the owner and director of Pineapple for over seven years and thoroughly enjoys her roles of curriculum development, planning events, overseeing staff, and working with new families. Although her background is strongly classical literature, she also enjoys playing pop music and working with chords and lead sheets. Her classroom experiences have helped her to become a creative teacher, and she is always looking for new ways to catch a student’s interest or explain theory in a way that makes sense.
She resides in Franklin, TN with her husband Kyle and their three children.
Jonathan Jackson - Piano & Guitar
Jonathan has been teaching private music lessons for over ten years and has a degree in music and piano performance from Indiana University. He has worked with students of all ages and ability levels and is passionate about helping students discover the joy of music.
Jonathan is also a songwriter and has written with artists such as Citizen Way, Matt Hammitt(Sanctus Real) and has shared the stage with performing artists such as Danny Gokey, For King and Country, Sarah Reeves and more. Jonathan and his wife Elizabeth live in the Nashville area and have 2 kids.
Pineapple’s experienced teachers come to you to bring quality music lessons that are personalized for your student,
while offering all the opportunities of a large studio. Students will begin playing at the FIRST lesson!