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 (4-5 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.

Fall 2017 Theme - Pennsylvanication - The Music of The Red Hot Chili Peppers (and Tangential Acts)

Pennsylvanication - Fall Sunburst Rocks theme

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are possibly one of the greatest living rock bands in modern music. They currently hold the record for most number-one singles (13), most cumulative weeks at number one, and most top-ten songs (25) on the Billboard Alternative Song Chart. In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. This season Sunburst Rocks Main Stage will be covering the discography of the legendary LA rock/punk/funk band. We'll also explore the music of some of their contemporaries, spinoffs and influences including Janes Addication, Parlaiment Funkadelic and John Frusciante's solo work. With 11 albums to choose from, this is gonna be a killer season!  

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