This question is often asked by prospective students, and the answer varies for each individual. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. From students studying serious classical music, people who want to be accomplished pop and jazz players, to professional musicians that want to fine tune their craft, the teachers at Knauer Pianos Music School cater to everyone. They work with you to make a plan that fits your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite types of music and set goals to accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.
We have over 25 highly dedicated and experienced teachers that are accomplished in classical, jazz, hip-hop, folk, rock, country, blues, gospel, religious and various cultural music, as well as composition and improvisation.
Many of our teachers are graduates of prestigious institutions such as Berklee College of Music, California State University at Northridge, Manhattan School of Music, Indiana University, Charles University in Prague, and Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.
We teach both adults and children from ages three and up. We teach all levels from beginning to advanced. Our teachers are highly qualified to support all levels of players and make the lessons meaningful, rich and interesting for all ages.
In the case of a younger student the parents are involved in the process of determining the path for the student. Our priority is to have clear and regular communication with parents, keeping them apprised of the students direction and progress.
We seem to always be able to offer a time that makes our students happy. We are open 7 days a week from 9 AM to 9 PM for lessons, so you can select a time that fits your schedule comfortably.
Yes, after you find a time that works well for your schedule we book the lesson at the same time each week. If you can't make your lesson one week and cancel giving us 24 hours notice, you are entitled to a make up lesson on a different day from your regular lesson or by adding on extra time to your regular lesson.
We provide high quality acoustic pianos at our school for piano students to take their lesson on. We provide an electric drum kit, bass guitar and amplifier in our teaching studios for drum and bass guitar students. We ask that students taking any other instrumental lessons please bring their own instrument each week to their lesson.
We rent and sell pianos and digital pianos and we have a great rent to own program. We can help you rent or purchase most other instruments. We also stock the important music books you need.
An example of rental rates: Piano rental start at $50 a month. Violin rentals start at $24.95 a month
We offer 30 minute, 45 minute, and 60 minute lessons.
In-Store & Online Instrumental Lessons*
30 min. $156 monthly
45 min. $234 monthly
60 min. $299 monthly
In-Store & Online Voice
30 min. $189 monthly
45 min. $283 monthly
60 min. $378 monthly
In-Store & Online Voice & Piano
30 min. $173 monthly
45 min. $259 monthly
60 min. $339 monthly
90 min. Voice & Piano for $480
In Store & Online Instrumental for additional family members
30 min. $135 monthly
45 min. $203 monthly
60 min. $270 monthly
In-Home Instrumental Lessons**
30 min. $240 monthly
45 min. $298 monthly
60 min. $348 monthly
75 min. $435 monthly
90 min. $523 monthly
In-Home Voice Lessons**
30 min. $258 monthly
45 min. $319 monthly
60 min. $365 monthly
In-Home Voice & Piano**
45 min. Voice and Piano $399 monthly
60 min. Voice and Piano $357 monthly
90 min. Voice and Piano $535 monthly
Premium Instrumental In-Store & Online
30 min. $174 monthly
45 min. $238 monthly
60 min. $304 monthly
Premium Voice or Voice & Piano In-Store & Online
30 min. $252 monthly
45 min. $377 monthly
60 min. $486 monthly
*There may be price exceptions for unique instruments, such as harp, etc.
**Some in-home locations have pricing exceptions.
Knauer Music School is a vendor for Golden Valley Charter School, Inspire Charter School, and iLead Exploration.
Absolutely, we encourage you to take a trial lesson. You may take a pro-rated trial class on any instrument we teach or voice lesson. A 30 minute intrumental trial lesson costs $36.00 and gives you/your child the opportunity to meet with the instructor, discuss what you would like to accomplish, and experience taking a lesson. After that, you may decide to register and enroll in our monthly lesson program.
Lessons that are canceled with 24 hour notice can receive a make-up (not a refund) for up to four make-ups within a 6 month period. Make-ups must be taken within 30 days of the canceled lesson.
We do not have a long term contract however billing is set up to charge the monthly tuition on an auto-pay system on the first of each month. Your credit card will not be charged until 2 days after your first lesson.This allows you time to contact us if you need to make any changes. If no changes are necessary we hold your weekly lesson time and prorate the first month’s tuition. There is a $35 deposit to hold your spot at KMS which is applied to your 6th month tuition.
You won't be billed until two days after your first lesson. If you do not wish to continue your lessons, just call us within 24 hours after your lesson and you will be billed for the one lesson only. If we do not hear from you, tuition will be prorated for the month. On future months, your auto payment with be on the first of each month.
We want you to feel comfortable to enjoy your music lessons and pressure is the last thing we want you to have. We don't require a long term commitment. We understand that it is best for everyone, if students are here by their own choice. To cancel your monthly tuition contract, simply notify us in writing 15 days before the first of the coming month that you wish to discontinue lessons and your auto pay program will not charge again on all future months.
You are not charged extra on months with 5 weeks. You receive 5 lessons for the same monthly price during months that have 5 weeks.
If our site doesn't answer all you questions, please call us directly at (818) 515-0379. We'd love to talk to you and help you in anyway we can. In case it's helpful to know, our site has teacher's biographies, school tours, student testimonials, tuition rates, and details of what is covered in different instrumental and voice lessons.
We'd love to have you in for a lesson. Please give us a call (818) 515-0379 or click on request info.
We offer group lessons in the summer and winter in our studio. If you are interested in seeing what we are offering this season, click here to read more.
TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS