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.
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 violins, violas, guitars, cellos and pianos.
We rent and sell violins, violas, guitars, cellos and pianos and digital pianos.
An example of rental rates: Piano rentals 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 or Online Instrumental lessons*
30 min. $176 monthly
45 min. $264 monthly
60 min. $352 monthly
In Store or Online Voice or Voice and Instrumental Lessons
30 min. $189 monthly
45 min. $283 monthly
60 min. $378 monthly
In Home Instrumental & Voice lessons**
30 minute $264 monthly
45 minute $328 monthly
60 minute $419 monthly
75 minute $478 monthly
90 minute $555 monthly
Premium In Store or Online Instrumental Lessons
30 minute $191 monthly
45 minute $286 monthly
60 minute $383 monthly
Premium In Store & Online Voice or Voice & Instrumental Lessons
$30 minute $252 monthly
$45 minute $377 monthly
$60 minute $486 monthly
*There may be price exceptions for unique instruments, such as harp, etc.
**Some in-home locations have pricing exceptions.
***Certain teachers receive the premium rates noted above.
****Charter Schools have pricing exceptions.
Knauer Music School is a vendor for Golden Valley Charter School, Inspire Charter School, and iLead Exploration.
We consider every first lesson to be a trial lesson, but because 99% of all our students continue with their lessons, we set you up for success. This is how it works:
Your credit card will not be charged until 2 days after your first lesson. Following your initial lesson, if you wish to be charged for a single lesson rather than the discounted monthly rate, please email [email protected] within 48 hours of your first lesson and you will be billed for the one lesson only. Should we not receive your email within this timeframe, we will reserve your spot with the teacher, and payment will be required to cover the first lesson and the remaining weekly lessons for that month. Please note that there is a $35 registration fee charged at the time of registration. You have the option to change your lesson type or adjust the length of your lesson at the beginning of the upcoming month.
Our make-up policy is designed to optimize convenience for our students and instructors. Your tuition covers four lessons per month. In months with five weeks, the fifth lesson serves as either a make-up opportunity or a complimentary bonus lesson. This provides a student with four make-up opportunities annually. These four make-up sessions fall on the student’s regular weekly day and time, eliminating the need to do any make-up scheduling.
Feel free to use these four make-up lessons whether you gave 24 hours notice or not, though we encourage respecting your instructor's time by giving them notice if you can’t make your lesson. If you haven't missed a lesson when the fifth lesson occurs, you may consider it a complimentary bonus lesson.
Holidays: We are open 365 days a year for lessons. In the event of a holiday that is not observed by both you and your teacher, you are welcome to conduct your lesson at one of our stores. If a student is unable to attend a lesson due to a holiday, they can utilize one of the four designated make-up days. These make-up opportunities are conveniently scheduled during the fifth week in months with five weeks.
In cases where the teacher is absent, we may provide you with a substitute, or you and your instructor may schedule a make-up on a different day than your regular lesson or add on extra time to your regular lesson. If we fail to offer a substitute or you and your instructor cannot schedule a make-up, we will issue a refund.
Please note that if a student is 15 minutes late to their lesson without contacting their instructor, the lesson may be considered canceled.
Tuition is designed to reserve the teacher's time and the studio space weekly and is due even if the student cannot attend all their lessons.
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 one time $35 registration fee.
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 48 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.
Tuition is charged monthly on the first of each month. To discontinue lessons we need 14-days advance notice emailed to [email protected] and there will be no future charges.
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.
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