Sunburst Rocks Emerging Artists

Emerging Artists are young musicians on the rise, eager to hit the stage and perform. This program is for kids 8+ who have a few months of private lessons and basic fundamental skills on either guitar, bass, drums, keys or voice. The goal is for kids to use these new skills and work together as a band to put on an amazing show, and make giant personal strides in the process.


Each season (Fall, Spring, Summer) features a new set of songs centered around a certain genre, artist, album or time period with an end-of-season concert. Kids work on individual parts in private lessons and come together each week for a group band rehearsal. Rehearsals include warm-up activities that reinforce foundational skills, practicing songs together and creative activities like songwriting and recording.

Sunburst Rocks Emerging Artists is a 90 minute session once per week and year round program. It's appropriate for kids who have been playing for a few months and have reached a few ability milestones. Space is reserved each season for newcomers to join any month of the year and still have a role in the upcoming show. 


-Tue, 5-6:30pm, Thu 5-6:30pm, Sat 11:30am-1pm

-90 minute sessions (4-5 sessions/month).



-Ages 8+

-A few months of private lessons on one instrument or graduation from Sunburst Rocks EXPLORE required, ask your instructor if your child is ready. 

Spring 2018 Theme - Countdown to Summer - Bonnaroo Festival Tribute

countdown to summer

The snow is falling, the presents are under the tree, and the menorah is lit. But we have our eyes fixed on warmer weather! That’s why we’re excited to announce our next Sunburst Rocks Season: “Countdown to Summer” (a tribute to the Bonnaroo Music Festival).

The Bonnaroo music festival is held deep in the hills of Manchester, TN and has been attracting over 73,300 concertgoers since its creation in 2002. So why did we choose this theme for our spring season? This time around we wanted something that included a wide range of artists for our students to choose from, and that’s what this festival has–something for everyone.

Starting as a jam and folk event, with it’s roots in the Monteray and Woodstock festivals of the 60’s, Bonnaroo has grown into a genre defying mashup of pop culture. U2, Mumford and Sons, Stevie Wonder, The Black Keys, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Tom Petty, Beastie Boys, Phish, Tool, D’Angelo, Metallica and Jay Z are just a few of the eclectic artists that have played the main stage over the years.

Contact us to get involved with Sunburst Rocks Emerging Artists!



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