Over 65 years of experience and success!!
Professional, Degreed, Experienced Teachers. 
Colleen Smirl
Colleen Smirl joined our staff of instructors over 5 years ago. She has proved to be an extremely popular teacher of piano, voice and flute. We are proud to have her with us! She started piano lessons as a child with Mr. Townsend and continued through high school. Colleen also took flute lessons at Townsend, and voice lessons at another school, since w did no offer voice at the time. (We do offer voice, now) She majored in Piano Performance at Webster University and graduated with honors. She is a virtuoso pianist, vocalist and flutist.

She also has the unique ability a teacher needs, as do all of our instructors, to connect with her students, whether they are children, teenagers and adults. Please contact us for lessons with Colleen Smirl.

Our staff of degreed (2 with Masters Degrees) and performing artist professionals is unparalleled.  We believe it is the finest staff of music teachers to be found anywhere. The qualifications of our music instructors match or exceed the qualifications of any other music instructors or music schools in the nation. Each teacher has extensive experience in instructing students of all ages and all levels of advancement, including young beginners, continuing students, teenagers, and adults as well as advanced artist students.

All of our teachers are extremely dedicated, devoted and caring. The longevity and loyalty of our teachers is another indication of the quality of our school. Several have been with Townsend Music School for 20 years or more. It is very beneficial to stay with one teacher as long as possible.

Members of our prestigious teaching staff and the top music educators in the area include Samuel Larson, Robert Henderson, Colleen Johnson, Lisa Oellermann, Tim Townsend.

At Townsend Music School, you will learn, have fun and experience the utmost success. In addition to their teaching skills, our teachers are accomplished artists and are respected and well known throughout the music community.

Motivation and Incentive

Recitals are held twice each year, in the fall and in the spring. We use only the finest facilities with the finest pianos for our recitals.
The "Steinway Piano Gallery" provides an amazing recital hall with Steinway Grand Pianos. Steinway is the best piano, by far, of any. Alll of the great artists use Steinway's.
Participation in recitals is encouraged but not required.
National Guild of Piano Teachers
Townsend Music School is a member of the prestigious National Guild of Piano Teachers, American College of Musicians. Each year students are given the opportunity to play for a judge. They receive a detailed report card, a certificate, and a pin.
Participation is strictly voluntary in the National Guild Auditions.
If you would like more information, please call.
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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