In Explore kids will get a chance to try guitar, bass, keys, drums and singing while learning music fundamentals like rhythm, chords and melody. Explore uses modified instruments to make each instrument accessible even to kids who have never played before.


Each class revolves around a different song which is used as source material for rhythmic warm-ups, activities, games, chord changing on different instruments and group singing. Aside from learning foundational skills, kids will also get to try elements of songwriting, recording and multimedia art projects.

Explore is a 60 minute session once per week and year round program. It's appropriate for kids who haven’t yet decided on an instrument and not involved in private lessons, or have recently begun private lessons and are still open to trying out all of the instruments. As students begin to develop an identity on one instrument and reach a few ability milestones, we may recommend that they move up to Sunburst Rocks Emerging Artists.


-Tuesdays 5-6pm, Wednesdays 5-6pm, Thursdays 5-6pm, Saturdays 9-10am, Saturdays 10:30-11:30am

-60 min class (4-5 classes/month).



-Ages 6 & 7

-No prior experience or private lessons required.

-Willing to play all instruments each class.

Explore for 4&5 Year Olds

Explore is dedicated to providing well-rounded music experiences to some of our youngest students. This course will focus on developing interest in music as well as teaching fundamental music concepts through the process of performing, learning instruments, and engaging in multimedia projects and games. Classes will center around a short term project that corresponds to the main theme of the course.

Our main themes will change every two weeks in order to provide enough time for our students to process and experiment with the course material. The goal is to prepare our students to eventually move up to Explore where they may continue to develop their identity as young musicians!



-Wednesdays 4:30-5pm, Thursdays 4:30-5pm, Saturday's 10-10:30am

-30 min class (4-5 classes/month).



-Ages 4 & 5

-No prior experience or private lessons required.

-Willing to play all instruments each class.


Contact us today to get your child started with Explore!

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