Sunburst Blog

Alex Stanton by Alex Stanton  August 02, 2018 

Instructor Band CD’s for Sale!

Instructor Band CD'sDid you know that many of your favorite Sunburst instructors are also original artists, writing songs, touring and making records?! Cool huh? Support your local music and arts scene by purchasing sunburst instructor’s band’s CD’s from the front desk (and then listening on Spotify ;)

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Greetings from Robot Takeover Camp

When our Robot Takeover campers arrived on monday morning, all they had was a pile of wood, 16 servo motors, one controller, and a computer. Using their imaginations and some critical thinking, the students used these supplies to create a music-playing robot named Bobert.

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Alex Stanton by Alex Stanton  July 02, 2018 

Instructor Concert Calendar - July 2018

It’s a busy season for your favorite Sunburst instructors, lots of album releases and big shows at great venues! get out and support local music!


  • Buffalo Rose at the Deutschtown Music Festival - Hughshows Stage - Sat, Jul 14th
  • Buffalo Rose at Vine Rewind - Strip District - Sun, Jul 29th

Ernie, Kiki, Jonathan G

  • The Buckle Downs - Deutschtown Music Festival - Middle & Foreland Stage - Fri, Jul 13th - 9pm

Alex, Ernie, Ben R, Kiki, Casey, Chloe, Jonathan G

  • townsppl at Picklesburgh - Clemente Bridge - Sat, Jul 21 - 7:30pm

Casey (and Alex)

  • Donora at WYEP Final Fridays - Schenley Plaza - Fri, Jul 27th

Chloe (w/ Kevin and Ben S.)

  • Chloe Wiecz Collective at Deutschtown Music Festival - Allegheny City Brew - Fri, Jul 13 - 7pm



 July 02, 2018 

So Mikey, What Are You Up To?

Over the past few months students and parents have been asking me “so what are you doing with your music?”

I’ve spent the better part of two years focusing strictly on songwriting.

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Ernie Francestine by Ernie Francestine  July 02, 2018 

Sunburst Summer Concert Guide

Get out and see music this summer! From some huge stadium shows to some great outdoor summer events, our summer concert guide has something for everyone.

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Alex Stanton by Alex Stanton  July 02, 2018 

Summer Recitals August 25th

Can’t wait until December to get back on stage and play your song? We can’t wait that long to hear it! Our summer recitals will take place on Saturday August 25th and are open to any and all students who would like to perform.

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Ernie Francestine by Ernie Francestine  May 24, 2018 

Ernie's Pick of the Month - John Prine - Tree of Forgiveness

Ernie’s Pick of the Month

John Prine - Tree of Forgiveness

You would think after decades of using familiar chords and melodies–no matter how genuine and clever–things would begin to feel stale on John Prine’s first new record in 13 years. Well, they don't. Prine is one of America's treasured songwriters that few know about, even though he has penned some of the most famous folk songs (Sam Stone, Hello In There, Illegal Smile, Angel From Montgomery etc) of the last 100 years...

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Alex Stanton by Alex Stanton  April 18, 2018 

Sunburst Spring Season Showcase - Festival Style

sunburst festOur Spring Season Showcase for all of our group programs is scheduled for Sunday June 3rd in Schenley Plaza.

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Alex Stanton by Alex Stanton  April 18, 2018 

Traveling This Summer? Save your Spot with the Summer Lite Plan

Summer is fast approaching and we know that between traveling, summer camps and shifting schedules it can be hard to keep up with your music lessons and practicing. That’s why we offer a reduced plan in the summers that allows students a little more flexibility with fewer make ups to do, and most importantly will guarantee your teacher and timeslot for the fall.

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Alex Stanton by Alex Stanton  April 18, 2018 

Instructor Recital Schedule and Sign Ups

Recital at SunburstSee which instructor will be here for which recital sessions and sign up starting now

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Instrument Rental

Want to start taking lessons but don't yet have an instrument? We have tons in the studio available for you to use or rent!


Sunburst School of Music

5843 Forbes Avenue, Suite 201

Pittsburgh, PA 15217