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About Us

Robbie & Ben Knauer
Owners of Knauer Music School

Hi, I'm Robbie Knauer and my husband and I run the Knauer Music School. We have a strong desire to provide a fulfilling and inspiring experience to all our students by giving meaningful support to the many different musical interest and goals each one has. My husband Ben is a master piano technician who has provided quality pianos for decades to musicians all over the world. Ben has been a passionate piano player, song writer and singer since he was a child and his talents in this area have created hit records for his songwriting, singing and arranging. Ben and I have raised three children and for twenty consecutive years I was involved in our children's musical education. I researched extensively to learn about music lesson pedagogy, wanting to have an understanding for the teaching methods of the best classical teachers in Los Angeles area, as well as the creative techniques to expand into composition, improvisation and song writing. Ben and I see the joy constantly that music brings into our children's everyday lives from having provided a strong music foundation for them. Our home is often filled with music from a daughter or two singing and playing piano, a son on drums and a friend or relative on the guitar, saxophone or stand up bass. At these moments I'm always thinking to myself "I love my life"

As far as our music teachers are concerned, Ben and I are in awe of the amazing instructors we have on our team. Their level of musicianship, enthusiastic devotion to their students and the warm caring individuals that they are, truly touches us and we feel so grateful that these are the teachers that represent our school. We truly love our entire team at The Knauer Piano Music School and hope you will too.

Hi, I'm Robbie Knauer and my husband and I run the Knauer Music School. We have a strong desire to provide a fulfilling and inspiring experience to all our students by giving meaningful support to the many different musical interest and goals each one has. Read more

Hi, I'm Robbie Knauer and my husband and I run the Knauer Music School. We have a strong desire to provide a fulfilling and inspiring experience to all our students by giving meaningful support to the many different musical interest and goals each one has. My husband Ben is a master piano technician who has provided quality pianos for decades to musicians all over the world. Ben has been a passionate piano player, song writer and singer since he was a child and his talents in this area have created hit records for his songwriting, singing and arranging. Ben and I have raised three children and for twenty consecutive years I was involved in our children's musical education. I researched extensively to learn about music lesson pedagogy, wanting to have an understanding for the teaching methods of the best classical teachers in Los Angeles area, as well as the creative techniques to expand into composition, improvisation and song writing. Ben and I see the joy constantly that music brings into our children's everyday lives from having provided a strong music foundation for them. Our home is often filled with music from a daughter or two singing and playing piano, a son on drums and a friend or relative on the guitar, saxophone or stand up bass. At these moments I'm always thinking to myself "I love my life"

As far as our music teachers are concerned, Ben and I are in awe of the amazing instructors we have on our team. Their level of musicianship, enthusiastic devotion to their students and the warm caring individuals that they are, truly touches us and we feel so grateful that these are the teachers that represent our school. We truly love our entire team at The Knauer Piano Music School and hope you will too.


Ashley Cherney
Director of Knauer Music School

So much of music lessons are relational, which is why playing “matchmaker” is such a vital aspect of a great lesson experience. I love being the director of Knauer Music School because it allows me to help students find the perfect instructor that will help bring music to life for them and being a part of their life long journey with music. As far as my musical journey, I have always been involved in musical activities, but I really found my love for music education mostly from my high school music teachers. They were the ones that instilled the importance of music in someone’s life. Music didn’t have to just be a career path. It also could be a gift of encouragement and positivity, as well as focus and discipline that helps with everything in life, whether they became a professional musician or not. I attended Olivet Nazarene University and graduated with a degree in Music Education with a vocal emphasis. I taught fill time for two years as a general elementary music instructor and middle school choral director in Chicagoland before moving out to sunny Los Angeles. In my spare time when I am not coloring or working on a crochet project, I enjoy performing around the Los Angeles area with my husband, Ben.

So much of music lessons are relational, which is why playing “matchmaker” is such a vital aspect of a great lesson experience. I love being the director of Knauer Music School because it allows me to help students find the perfect instructor that will help bring music to life for them and being a part of their life long journey with music. Read more

So much of music lessons are relational, which is why playing “matchmaker” is such a vital aspect of a great lesson experience. I love being the director of Knauer Music School because it allows me to help students find the perfect instructor that will help bring music to life for them and being a part of their life long journey with music. As far as my musical journey, I have always been involved in musical activities, but I really found my love for music education mostly from my high school music teachers. They were the ones that instilled the importance of music in someone’s life. Music didn’t have to just be a career path. It also could be a gift of encouragement and positivity, as well as focus and discipline that helps with everything in life, whether they became a professional musician or not. I attended Olivet Nazarene University and graduated with a degree in Music Education with a vocal emphasis. I taught fill time for two years as a general elementary music instructor and middle school choral director in Chicagoland before moving out to sunny Los Angeles. In my spare time when I am not coloring or working on a crochet project, I enjoy performing around the Los Angeles area with my husband, Ben.

Online Tour

PLEASE COME PAY US A VISIT. WE WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU AND GIVE YOU A TOUR OF OUR SCHOOL.

  • This storefront is located right at the corner of Tampa Ave and Ventura Blvd.
  • We provide one-on-one private lessons with a number of highly-skilled instructors.
  • Come participate in our bi-annual recitals!
  • Our teachers tailor each lesson to the individual needs of the students.
  • Our recitals are great opportunities to showcase your constantly growing abilities!
  • We teach a variety of different instruments and voice.
  • Each of our studios are equipped with acoustic pianos, to give our students the best musical experience possible!
  • Our staff is available to assist you with sign-ups, scheduling, and any questions you may have.
  • Relax at our Cafe station, with a variety of coffees, teas, and hidden treats!
  • Sign up for our incentive program, the Musical Ladder System.


Testimonials

Robbie is amazing! She is an expert at finding the perfect teacher match for the adult or child student. Michaela is teaching piano to my 11 year old and she is wonderful. Camille is my beginning sax teacher and is the best. I am grateful to the Knauer Pianos Music School.

Karen B.

I wish to say: I always wanted to play the piano again after 25 years of not playing. Little did I know how much more I enjoy practics now as an adult and how much I do like going to my lessons. " Thank you for providing me with a wonderful, kind and talented teacher. It has been an amazing experience so far"

Sibylle F.

Our grandson has flourished during his lessons at Knauer Pianos Music School. It is a venture that will serve him well all his life. It brings our family a great sense of joy and pride.

Ed and Elayne G.

We love the Knauer Pianos Music School! My 7 year old son loves going to his lessons and plays piano beautifully! Thank you Knauer pianos and your wonderful teachers for giving my son a love of music!

Jill D.

"The music teachers at Knauer Piano School are so patient and kind. Their love of music extends to the teaching methods and the students florish. My daughter loves taking lessons and she cannot wait each week for her lesson. The atmosphere makes learning the piano in a fun way!"

Wendy J.

I've been attending group piano lessons at Knauer Pianos for the past 3 months, and I'm very pleased with the progress I've made thus far. The instructors are incredibly helpful, and not big-headed like other piano teachers I've had. The program is curtailed to the pace of the individual participants, ensuring that you are not left behind.

Within 3 months, I went from playing simple chords onward to scales to, at this point, somewhat complex note patterns. After each lesson, I find myself teaching my son all that I've learned!

Overall, Knauer Pianos offers a very welcoming learning environment -- I am no longer intimidated at the idea of playing piano as I look forward to each lesson. I am definitely a very critical reviewer, so the 5 stars I am awarding are well deserved.

Michael R.



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TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS

Tarzana Music Lessons
19301 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, Ca. 91356
We are at Tampa Ave & 101 Freeway
(818) 515-0379

Agoura Hills Music Lessons
29360 Roadside Dr. Agoura Hills
Agoura Hills, Ca. 91301
We are near the Kanan off ramp and 101 Freeway
(818) 515-0379

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