Townsend Music School
Over 62 years of Excellence!
Over 62 years of experience and success!
Townsend Piano School was founded in 1950 by Robert Townsend. Originally located in University City, and teaching only piano, the school became a well known music institution. Robert Townsend was known throughout the area as the most formidable pianists around, having won the Young Artist and the Artist Presentation awards. He was also known as one of the finest artist teachers in the Midwest.
In 1969, after starting piano lessons at the age of 4 and becoming an accomplished pianist himself, Tim Townsend (Robert's son), began teaching piano and became involved in the administration of the school. In 1992 he took over as director. The school added voice lessons, subsequently added violin, viola and flute during the 1990's, and in 2006 the school's name was changed to Townsend Music School.
In 1971, Townsend Music School added a location in Chesterfield, MO. (It was given a Ballwin, MO address by the post office) Eventually, the University City location closed down, allowing us to concentrate on one location. Being in this location made the school accessible to many more areas such as Manchester, Ellisville, Town & Country, Clarkson Valley, and Creve Coeur, MO. We even draw students from Eureka, and Grover.
During the 60 years of our schools existence, we have successfully taught thousands of pupils. By continuing a tradition of excellence, we have maintained our standing as one of the finest music schools to be found anywhere.
The exceptional longevity of our school can be traced to our wonderful staff, our use of proven, tried and true methods of teaching, and to the overall atmosphere of learning that our school provides.
Our instructors teach for Townsend Music School
Our instructors teach for Townsend Music School and are not independent contractors who are simply renting space from us.
This makes for a more cohesive environment, where you can count on the School's basic concepts to be followed.
Our school does not sell merchandise, pianos, or any instruments. We are not a store. We are interested solely in teaching
and in the education of our pupils.