Kathy Knebel is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she studied with the Norwegian pianist, Audun Ravnan. She earned both a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as an undergraduate student and held graduate assistantships in both accompanying and class piano teaching
She accompanied for the University of Nebraska Singers for three years under the direction of Dr. G. Edward Bruner.
After graduation, Kathy began her study of the Suzuki Piano Method with outstanding Master Teachers, including Bruce Anderson and Cathy Williams-Hargrave. She taught privately in Omaha for 15 years. In June 2001, Kathy moved to Plano, TX to do additional pedagogy training with Cathy Williams-Hargrave. She taught for one year at the Suzuki Institute of Dallas before resuming private teaching.
While in Texas, Kathy had the opportunity to attend workshops and to study privately with Ms. Sheila Paige. Ms. Paige is known nationally for her work with pianists who have suffered piano related injuries. Kathy was also an Associate Faculty Member at Collin Creek Community College where she taught class piano and accompanied for vocal music students and musical theatre performances.
Kathy has recently returned to Omaha where she will be developing a Suzuki Piano Studio at the Omaha Conservatory of Music.