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 owner and operator of Snuggle Bear Day Care & Learning Center, a home day care located in Burr Ridge. She has been working with children for almost 10 years. She and her husband Dave have lived in Burr Ridge for about a year and they have two little ones, Caroline and Conrad. Katie met Robb in 2012 and has been a student of his ever since. Katie & Robb make a great team. Katie is responsible for all the scheduling and billing for Burr Ridge Piano Academy. In her free time, Katie likes to work out & go swimming with her family.