Teachers

Casey Hanner – Voice Teacher

Casey Hanner – Voice

I grew up with a musician as a father and a recording studio below my bedroom, so it was inevitable that I would end up involved in music somehow. For the past nine years, I’ve been the lead singer and guitar player of the Pittsburgh-based band Donora. That experience has allowed me to sing on stages of all sizes across the country, from LA to Austin to New York and a lot of places in between....

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Mike Molaro - Guitar & Keyboards Teacher

Mike Molaro - Guitar & Keyboards

I’ve been playing guitar and writing songs since I was 10 years old. I locked in almost immediately with the instrument, and it quickly became a way to express myself. It often took me away from the screen and helped me vent frustration and cope with preteen insecurities. More than schooling, it taught me the benefits of discipline and hard work. It was a fine craft, a skill, a difficult art, yet it was engaging and fun. A tough task with long-term goals I could actually appreciate, this was a first for me....

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Ernie Francestine, Guitar Teacher

Ernie Francestine - Guitar

When I was twelve I picked up my first guitar, and sixteen years later I am still falling in love with this fun and exciting instrument. As a beginner, I remember intently practicing to master basic chords and songs and eventually noticed myself making significant strides. This gave me the confidence and determination to stick with it...

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Mikey Meiers, Guitar Teacher

Mikey Meiers - Guitar, Keyboards

Since 2008, I’ve been the guitarist/singer for the Pittsburgh-based pop-punk band, My Cardboard Spaceship Adventure (MCSA). We’ve released albums and our singles have been played across several commercial radio stations nationally/internationally. We’ve opened for national artists Hellogoodbye, The Rocket Summer, MAE, Anthony Raneri and we were featured in 2009 on the Vans Warped Tour...

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Alex Stanton, Guitar Teacher

Alex Stanton - Director

As a lead guitarist I had the opportunity to play The CMJ Music Festival in New York, N.Y. in 2009 and 2010, SXSW in Austin in 2010, Sundance Film Festival in 2010, the House of Blues in Chicago, and scores of other venues around the country. I currently write, record, and perform folkish pop music under the moniker townsppl...

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Sunburst School of Music

5843 Forbes Avenue, Suite 201

Pittsburgh, PA 15217