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.

-2 hour class (4 classes/month).



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

-We ask that our drummers be prepared to play a secondary instrument (either voice, keys, bass, guitar or uke) in addition to drum kit.

Summer 2018 Theme - 15 Minutes of Fame

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“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes”
–Andy Warhol

This summer the Sunburst group programs will be exploring the theme “15 Minutes of Fame”. Students will work together with their instructors to determine what this theme means to them, and put together a smashing setlist for their end of season shows. Maybe it’s a set of all one hit wonders, or The Velvet Underground & Nico in its entirety, or all songs that mention the famous quote, the possibilities are almost endless.
The summer season 15 Minutes of Fame kicks off for Sunburst Rocks Main Stage, Sunburst Rocks Emerging Artists and the Suntones in the first week of June (Mon 6/4, Fri 6/8, Sat 6/9). After an awesome summer of creative music making, we’ll put it all together on stage at our end of season concert in the last week of August.

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