January 10th - Sunburst House Band - Really Big Show!

The Sunburst House Band is performing a Really Big Show at Sunburst! 

Who: Sunburst House Band, Clay Coast, And More

What: Really Big Show

When: January 10th - 7pm

Where: Sunburst School of Music

Really Big Show

1/10 - Suntones Auditions

Sunburst's very own a'capella group, The Suntones, will be holding auditions for the upcoming Spring Season. If you're looking for a chance to join a vocal group, build skills, and play shows, now's your chance!

Suntones Auditions Poster web


  • Auditions will take place at Sunburst School of music
  • January 10th from 5pm to 7pm
  • Vocalists do not need to be taking lessons, but they should be able to match pitch

1/10 - House Band Show

The House Band will be performing at Sunbust School of Music  on January 10th from 7PM to 10PM. sunburst rocks

12/8 - Sunburst School of Music Winter Showcase at Mr Smalls Theatre

We’re excited to announce the Winter Showcase for our group programs will take place at Mr Smalls Theatre on Sunday December 8th from 5-9pm.

  • Details:
  • Sunburst School of Music Winter Showcase
  • Sunday, December 8th
  • Doors 4pm, Show 5-9pm
  • Performances from:
    -Bad Judgement
    -PGH kids live
    -The Dynamic Duo
    -And More
    -Contemplate Unicorns
    -The Sunburst House Band
    -The Suntones
    -The Sunburst Drum Ensemble
    -Sunburst Recording Club
  • Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, please consider purchasing advance tickets directly from one of the bands!

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11/23 - Experience the Drummer in You - Drum Circle Event at Sunburst

Sunburst will be hosting a drum circle class that’s free for students: “Experience The Drummer In You”. This workshop is designed for EVERYONE, no previous drumming or musical experience required. Together we will start with a very simple and short lesson and then gradually enter into more involved drumming activities and social freedom drills, which help you discover and awaken your inner creativity. We will focus on basic pattern recognition, improvised group drumming, social interaction, and rhythmic exercises, all presented in a fun and supportive atmosphere. All ages and experience levels are welcome, and drums are provided for the first 25 participants.

Free for Sunburst students, $5 for family members, $10 for the general public.

Space is limited so please RSVP today by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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12/13-12/15 - Winter Recital Concerts

RecitalWe’re excited to announce this year’s winter recital concerts. Whether you’ve just begun your musical journey or you’ve been honing your craft for years, there’s nothing more beneficial than the experience of performing in front of a live audience. Our recitals are fun and low-stress. Students can perform any song they would like as a solo, with their teacher, along with a backing track, or with friends or family members.

We like to keep our recitals easy and fun to attend. Each recital session is approximately 60 minutes from start to finish and ends with a big group sing-along. Students are welcome to bring friends and family members, and we also open the doors to the general public. The recitals are also free to attend, but we do suggest donations to the Sunburst Music Scholarship Fund at the door!

We'll be finishing each session with a group jam-along version of The Beatles Twist and Shout. We're encouraging all of performers and any of our audience members who'd like to to jump on stage and join in. Here's the chord sheet if you'd like to practice ahead of time. 

The recitals will take place on Friday 12/13, Saturday 12/14 and Sunday 12/15 including our special adults only BYOB session on Friday evening. Here’s a list of which teacher will be doing which session: 

Fri 12/13 - 6-7 All Ages Fri 12/13 - 7-9 Adults Only
Anne Angyal Anne Angyal
Ernie Francestine Ernie Francestine
Leigh Usilton Leigh Usilton


Sat 12/14 - 2-3pm Sat 12/14 - 4-5pm Sat 12/14 - 6-7pm
Jonathan Cordle Heather DiCicco Rich Kawood
Molly Gavin Sam Roschewsk Kevin Lynch
Leah Heater Ben Sherman Adam MacDougall
Enessa Salman    
Chloe Wieczorek    
Sun 12/15 - 11am-12pm Sun 12/15 - 1-2pm Sun 12/15 - 3-4pm Sun 12/15 - 5-6pm
Brian Hecht Fin Hagerty-Hammond Casey Hanner Annina Deberardinis
Max Somerville Sydney Kaczorowski Mike Molaro Shane McLaughlin
Justin Gingrich Jordan Main Bryan Persinger John O'Brien
    Ben Rossman  

September 21 - Playing For Change Day Show at Spruce & Adorn / Ineffable Ca Phe

Playing For Change Day Playing For Change Day was created in 2011 to unite the global community through the power of music. On Playing For Change Day, communities across the world will gather to bring music to young people. Musicians and music lovers perform on stages, street corners and at schools, yoga studios, and cafes.

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Aug 24th - House Band at Squirrel Hill Night Market

Catch the Sunburst House Band at the Squirrel Hill Night Market this Saturday August 24th! 

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July 13th - Sunburst House Band at Deustchtown Music Festival

Check out our House Band performing at the Deustchtown Music Festival on Saturday July 13th. Our group will be performing from 8-8:30pm at the First National Bank Youth Stage, located at James St & Suismon St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. 

Also many of our instructors groups are playing the festival too! Check out the full line up here.


April 5th - Sunburst Rocks Band 'And More.' at Youth Invasion at the Warhol Museum

Check out our Saturday Main Stage group "And More." as they perfom in the Warhol's Youth Invasion concert.


  • Who: And More. (Saturday Sunburst Rocks Mainstage Band)
  • What: The Warhol Youth Invasion Concert
  • Where: The Warhol Museum - 117 Sandusky Street Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • When: Fri, 4/5 Time TBA

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