About Us

Knight Music Academy is a community music school dedicated to providing the highest quality music education to individuals of all backgrounds and skill levels; ages 1 through adult, beginner to advanced. We offer a wide range of courses including instruction on a variety of instruments implementing various methods of study (Suzuki and Traditional), Mini-Mozarts (our early childhood music program), and Budding Beethoven’s (Orff). We also offer other enrichment opportunities including ensembles, workshops, as well as student and faculty performances and an annual practice-a-thon.

Whether studying for personal enrichment or working towards pursuing a career in music, the talented faculty of Knight Music Academy — all of whom hold advanced degrees in their area of expertise — are dedicated to providing an atmosphere that will inspire your creative development and musical expression.

For the convenience of our patrons, Knight Music Academy also boasts a boutique which carries a dynamic assortment of goods such as sheet music, accessories, and classical guitars.

Our Mission:

The mission of Knight Music Academy is to provide the highest quality music instruction to students of all ages while fostering community through music and cultivating a life-long enjoyment of music.

About the Founder:

Laura Knight, Founder of Knight Music Academy

Laura Knight founded Knight Music Academy with the goal of providing superior music instruction in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Laura has taught classical guitar to children and adults for 25 years. She holds a B.M from DePaul University and a M.M. from Northwestern University, completed all 9 levels of Suzuki guitar teacher training, and is certified in the Orff music instruction method. Laura was the Guitar Area Coordinator for the 2006 Suzuki Association of the Americas Conference, and the Guitar Area Assistant Coordinator in the 2004 Conference. Laura regularly serves as guest instructor at guitar workshops and camps across the country, and produces annual guitar workshops for students in the Chicagoland area. In addition to teaching, Laura has considerable performance experience both as a soloist and as a member of flute and guitar duos. Her music is proudly featured on the instructional yoga CD Heart Offerings, and Parisian Reflections, a CD showcasing flute, guitar, and piano compositions by French composers. Laura has served on the board of the Chicago Classical Guitar Society and has over 15 years of experience in fine arts management.