March 2019 Newsletter

Summer is coming! Are you ready?!
Knauer Music School is offering music camps this summer!Register today to get your spot!
–Ukulele Jam–Songwriting & Composition–Introduction to Piano–Intermediate Piano Ensemble

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: August & Isla Beers

How long have you been taking lessons? “We have been taking piano for about a year and a half and we just started taking drum lessons, too.”
What inspired you to get started taking lessons? “We have a piano from Knauer in our house, so after playing on it for a while, we wanted to learn more.”
What is your favorite part about coming to your lessons? August: “The feel of pressing the keys – and my favorite song to play is Crazy Clown.” Isla: “My favorite song to play is Russian Dance.”
What kind of music do you like to play? “Classical so far, but our teacher Enjelique says we might start pop music soon and maybe Star Wars!”
What do you like to do in your free time? Play outside, jump on our trampoline. August likes Connecting Cubes and Isla likes to draw. If they graduate 1st grade with good grades and good work, they’ll get a new pet – like a chinchilla or a chameleon!
What advice do you have for other students? August: “Bang the drum hard (drums)! Use spider hands and be ready in position (piano).” Isla: “Practice at home.”


Marcus Torres was born in Coral Springs, Florida and has been an active musician for 17 years. He has evolved into a professional musician and teacher in the Los Angeles area. His schooling comes from three music institutes, Rochelle School of the Arts, Harrison Arts Center, and Florida Southern College majoring in Trombone Performance and Jazz studies. Marcus is an accomplished studio musician playing for studios such as Conway, NRG, Paramount Studios, and Redbull Sound Select. Marcus has performed with world renowned artists such as Demi Lovato, Chuck Wright, Nuno Bettencourt, Johnathan “Sugarfoot” Moffett, and many other music groups. He currently teaches brass instruments, voice, and ukulele. Marcus also teaches with the Tsi Lai Temple youth orchestra as a brass coach. Marcus’ main goal as a teacher is to instill the same passion he has for music to his students.