Plans & Policies

 All first-time students will receive one of the following at their choice for the first lesson*:

  • A free 30 or 45-minute lesson;

  • Or an hour lesson for $15

*The free/discounted first lesson only applies to the very first lesson taken at Sunburst and is not applicable to any additional plans and/or lessons in another discipline.

After the first lesson, students can choose between the following options for private lessons.

Private Lesson Plans

Sunburst offers weekly private lessons in 30-minute, 45-minute and hour options.  Lesson fees are discounted for each option and are due on the 1st of the month.  Rates for weekly lessons are as follows:

Half Hour


45 Minute


One Hour


Typically, students will receive 4 lessons on a monthly basis.  No additional charges will be incurred during months with 5 weekly lesson days.


Monthly Payments

We offer enrollment in auto-pay to make it easy to make your monthly payment. Payments made after the 5th of the month will incur a $25 late fee. We also offer a 5% studio-wide discount to families of 3 or more who are all enrolled in weekly lessons. This discount extends to classes, camps and Sunburst Rocks programs as well as the weekly lesson fees.


 Cancellations & Make-ups

Lessons cancelled within 24 hours are able to be rescheduled and are subject to the instructor’s availability.  If your instructor is not available to accommodate a rescheduled lesson, you may have the option of making up the lesson with another instructor.  Make-up lessons must be rescheduled within 30 days of the cancelled lesson. Make-up lessons can only be scheduled once and are forfeited if cancelled. Lessons cancelled on the 5th lesson day of the month do not need to be rescheduled. Refunds and reduced rates are not available.

Our instructors are serious about helping you reach your musical goals and have made themselves available specifically for you!  As such, lessons cancelled under 24 hours and “no shows” are not rescheduled. Refunds and reduced rates are not available for these circumstances.

In the event that an instructor misses a lesson due to an illness or family emergency, we will either arrange for your lesson to be taught by a substitute instructor or reschedule the lesson. Students often find that the occasional session with another instructor can offer a new and different perspective on lessons!


Holiday Season

Sunburst makes it convenient for students to stay on track with their lessons during the holidays!  Any lessons that fall on holidays can be rescheduled until the end of the month. Whenever a holiday falls on the 5th lesson day of the month, these lessons are not rescheduled.

We are closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day

  • Easter

  • Memorial Day

  • July 4th

  • Labor Day

  • Thanksgiving

  • Christmas Eve

  • Christmas Day

  • New Year’s Eve

Because we do not increase charges during longer months or decrease them during shorter months, there will be no tuition changes during holiday months. Please contact the front desk to reschedule any lessons that will be missed due to holiday travel and vacation plans.  We are happy to accommodate!


Classes, Camps, Sunburst Rocks

Due to the nature of these programs there are no makeups or refunds for anyone who is enrolled and can't make it. There will be no discounts or refunds for shortened months. 

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