Meet the Team

Meat the Team

Robb Pedraza has been teaching private and group piano lessons for 30 years ranging from students as young as 5 years of age to seniors. Robb teaches every style of music including classical, jazz, rock, blues, and gospel. He also incorporates music theory, ear training, piano technique, and practical methods in his lessons, so students can start playing music from the start. Robb has a BA in Piano Performance and Musicianship as well as Composition from DePaul University.


He studied under Mary Saur piano performance, George Flynn music composition, and Cliff Colnot jazz arranging and composition. All 3 of these people are huge in their field. You can also add I'm a professional piano player. And I'm currently doing keyboards/vocals with Canary Blue band and Heartless band. Also currently church organist, musician, chancellor choir director and handbell choir director for United Methodist Church of Tinley Park

Katie Zobrist is the business manager and co-founder for Burr Ridge Piano Academy. She operates the piano studio out of her home in Burr Ridge. She has lived there with her husband and three children since 2016. Katie focuses on marketing, accounting and customer service. She has been a long time student of Robb's and can attest to his excellent teaching skills.