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
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 20 years as well as teaching music in various classroom settings in the States and in Europe.
Sarah has been the owner/director of Pineapple for over a decade and thoroughly enjoys her role of curriculum development, planning events, overseeing staff and working with new families.
She resides in the Franklin area with her husband Kyle and their three children
Piano, Guitar & Drums
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. He is also an active producer on his own record label.
Jonathan and his wife Elizabeth live in the Nashville with their two kids!
Christina is a graduate from Rutgers University who earned her Bachelor's in Music with a concentration in Classical Piano whilst double majoring in Psychology. She has studied classical piano for 16 years but also has experience working in a wide range of genres from classical to contemporary and even broadway and pop. She has had the pleasure of working with many choirs in the northeast as an accompanist and singer and performed at a wide range of places such as Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Artist Chapel in New York City, and has taken part in several other smaller chamber ensemble competitions. Throughout her music career, she has seen the benefits of learning a wide variety of musical, styles, and the value of helping students to grow in the areas of music they are most drawn to while providing a solid base of fundamental music education.
Christina has experience teaching both private and group lessons to students of all ages, as well as working with children and adolescents in both clinical and teaching settings. She has recently relocated to the Nashville area and is excited to continue sharing the joy of music with everyone!
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!