Over 65 years of Excellence!

Over 65 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 as the most formidable pianist throughout the Midwesst, having won the Young Artist and the Artist Presentation awards. He was also known as one of the finest artist teachers in the Midwest.

Robert Townsend, founder
Tim Townsend, Director

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  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.  Some of our students come from Eureka, Grover and Dardenne Prairie.   

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.

Phone: 636-394-4055

Contact Us Today! 

Please contact us. Our instructors are incredible. They are the most exceptional and talented staff of professionals you will find anywhere.  

Trusted teachers who are fine role models.


14776 Clayton Road
Ballwin, MO   63011

Phone:  636-394-4055

E-mail: mail@townsendmusicschool.com 

We are in the process of looking for a violin and or piano instructor. Please contact us if you're interested.




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Wolfram sydrome.  

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