Jenny Knowles

Jenny K.

Austin, TX

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Jenny delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+

Teaching since:
May 2012

Jenny Knowles has extensive experience both as a performer and educator, including work with students of all ages and levels, and pedagogy studies with Sophia Gilmson at the University of Texas. As a teacher, her goal is to instill a lifelong curiosity and passion for the journey of music in her students.

Jenny's educational background includes a Master of Music in Piano Performance in progress at the University of Texas, and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance (summa cum laude) from Texas State University, where she was the winner of the school’s concerto competition. Other notable achievements include the 3rd prize at the Petroff Collegiate Piano Competition and sharing the stage with Christopher O’Riley during a live taping of NPR’s From the Top.

When she is not studying or teaching, Jenny enjoys reading European history, religion, and philosophy. Prior to her music career, she served as a nurse in the U.S. Army for four years in active duty and deployed to Iraq for one year.

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Aug 2014 - May 2015
Texas State Wind Symphony

Jun 2007 - Jun 2011
United States Army

worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse
Honorable Discharge


Master of Music in Piano Performance
Aug 2016 - Present
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
Texas State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Graduate Financial Award
Mar 2016
University of Texas at Austin- Butler School of Music
3rd Prize
Mar 2014
2014 Petroff Piano Competition
Concerto Competition Winner 2013
Nov 2013
Texas State University- School of Music

Photos & Videos

Schumann- Kreisleriana, Op. 16
J.S. Bach- Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903
Beethoven- Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7
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6 Reviews

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Ziarre J. Feb 6, 2016
Piano · In studio

It was a pleasure to meet Jenny. Jenny demonstrated a tremendous amount of understanding and patience. My granddaughter was not having a good day; Jenny was able to work with her and made progress.
We are looking forward to the next session.

Von Guide

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Juliahna D. Aug 30, 2015
Piano · In home

Extremely friendly and looking forward to working with her!

Brian Deerin Aug 21, 2015
Piano · In home

Jenny provided my wife and I with an excellent first lesson, and we're looking forward to continuing with her. She is kind, knowledgeable, and provides gentle critiques of her students' performances.

Ishu L. Jul 22, 2015
Piano · In studio


Tevin G. Jul 20, 2015
Piano · In studio

Awesome Piano Tutor! Jenny is very pleasant, patient, understanding, caring, and nurturing. Not only Jenny teaches piano and provides lessons, but she also sees the big picture: getting the student to be interested in piano. Very responsive and accommodated. Highly recommended!!

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Jennifer H. Jul 3, 2015
Piano · In studio

Jenny is a wonderful instructor. She is very patient and fine tunes the details to make the sound and quality that much better.

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