Sunburst Rocks Emerging Artists

Emerging Artists are young musicians on the rise, eager to hit the stage and perform. This program is for kids 8-10 who’ve had 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, students and instructors work together to put together a setlist that explores different genres, artists, albums, or time periods for a big show in a real rock venue. Students come together for weekly rehearsals including warm-up activities that reinforce foundational skills, practicing songs together, and creative activities like songwriting and recording.

Sunburst Rocks Emerging Artists is a year-round program that meets for one 90-minute session per week. 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.


  • Thursdays 5-6:30pm
  • 90 minute class (average of 4 classes/month)
  • $100/month.


  • Ages 8-10
  • A few months of private lessons on one instrument or graduation from Explore required, ask your instructor if your child is ready.

Contact us to get involved with Sunburst Rocks Emerging Artists!

 Emerging Artists


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Sunburst School of Music

5843 Forbes Avenue, Suite 201

Pittsburgh, PA 15217