Sunburst Rocks Main Stage

Most musicians would agree that they learned and grew the most when they started playing with others. Sunburst Rocks Main Stage is about helping kids who are involved in private lessons to take their playing to the next level through collaboration, creativity and on-stage experience.

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Our instructors have years of experience performing and songwriting in the Pittsburgh area and strive to pass that knowledge along to the next generation.

This year round program is divided into three seasons (Fall, Spring, Summer,) each exploring a different genre, artist, album or time period and ending with a concert in a real rock venue. Students work with their instructors during weekly private lessons on parts for each song and come together for a coached band rehearsal once per week. Students are provided several mid-season performance opportunities in community functions as well as getting a taste of what it's like to lay down a track in our recording studio.

Main Stage is a 2 hour per week, year round program. Its appropriate for kids who have been playing for a minimum of a few months and meet a few basic ability prerequisites. Space is reserved each season for newcomers to join any month of the year and still have a role in the upcoming show.


-Mondays 5-7pm,  Fridays 4:30-6:30pm or Saturdays 1-3pm.

-120 min class (4-5 classes/month).



-Some ability requirements, talk to your instructor for details.

Summer Theme 2017 - CBGB's Showcase

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This summer Sunburst Rocks will be paying tribute to one of music's most iconic venues, CBGB. Founded in the early 1970’s, CBGB’s was located in Manhattan's East Village. Although orginally opened to be a country blues venue, it somehow became a mecca for punk and new wave, helping launch the carreers of The Ramones, Blondie, Talking Heads, The Police, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and more. Our Sunburst Rocks students will get to choose from huge hits, unknown b-sides, punk blasts, and art rock excursions to put together their CBGB's based set. This season is a must for any die hard rocker! 

Contact us to get involved with Sunburst Rocks today!

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