It’s a busy season for your favorite Sunburst instructors, here’s where you can catch them!

Shane, John O., Ben R.

Casey (and Alex)

  • Donora at Allegheny County Summer Concert Series - South Park Amphitheater - Fri, Aug 10


  • Empath Sober Bar Pop Up - 5341 Kincaid St - Fri, Aug 17th


Instructor Band CD'sDid you know that many of your favorite Sunburst instructors are also original artists, writing songs, touring and making records?! Cool huh? Support your local music and arts scene by purchasing sunburst instructor’s band’s CD’s from the front desk (and then listening on Spotify ;)

When our Robot Takeover campers arrived on monday morning, all they had was a pile of wood, 16 servo motors, one controller, and a computer. Using their imaginations and some critical thinking, the students used these supplies to create a music-playing robot named Bobert.

It’s a busy season for your favorite Sunburst instructors, lots of album releases and big shows at great venues! get out and support local music!


  • Buffalo Rose at the Deutschtown Music Festival - Hughshows Stage - Sat, Jul 14th
  • Buffalo Rose at Vine Rewind - Strip District - Sun, Jul 29th

Ernie, Kiki, Jonathan G

  • The Buckle Downs - Deutschtown Music Festival - Middle & Foreland Stage - Fri, Jul 13th - 9pm

Alex, Ernie, Ben R, Kiki, Casey, Chloe, Jonathan G

  • townsppl at Picklesburgh - Clemente Bridge - Sat, Jul 21 - 7:30pm

Casey (and Alex)

  • Donora at WYEP Final Fridays - Schenley Plaza - Fri, Jul 27th

Chloe (w/ Kevin and Ben S.)

  • Chloe Wiecz Collective at Deutschtown Music Festival - Allegheny City Brew - Fri, Jul 13 - 7pm
Mikey Meiers

Over the past few months students and parents have been asking me “so what are you doing with your music?”

I’ve spent the better part of two years focusing strictly on songwriting.

Get out and see music this summer! From some huge stadium shows to some great outdoor summer events, our summer concert guide has something for everyone.

Can’t wait until December to get back on stage and play your song? We can’t wait that long to hear it! Our summer recitals will take place on Saturday August 25th and are open to any and all students who would like to perform.

John Prine

Ernie’s Pick of the Month

John Prine - Tree of Forgiveness

You would think after decades of using familiar chords and melodies–no matter how genuine and clever–things would begin to feel stale on John Prine’s first new record in 13 years. Well, they don't. Prine is one of America's treasured songwriters that few know about, even though he has penned some of the most famous folk songs (Sam Stone, Hello In There, Illegal Smile, Angel From Montgomery etc) of the last 100 years...

sunburst festOur Spring Season Showcase for all of our group programs is scheduled for Sunday June 3rd in Schenley Plaza.


Summer is fast approaching and we know that between traveling, summer camps and shifting schedules it can be hard to keep up with your music lessons and practicing. That’s why we offer a reduced plan in the summers that allows students a little more flexibility with fewer make ups to do, and most importantly will guarantee your teacher and timeslot for the fall.