About The Owner

Nick Knoles

  • Nick Knoles is the Owner of Marin Music Studios. Graduating from Marin Catholic he went to pursue music at the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific. There he had many opportunities to perform with great artists such as Christian McBride, Bobby Watson, Dave Brubeck, Joe Gilman, and others. 
  • Teaching in Marin County for almost 15 years, Nick strives to get the best out of his students and help them to achieve their fullest potential. Past and current students are in programs such as: MSYO, Crescendo, SFJAZZ, MSA, MA, Marin Catholic, San Marin, San Jose MS, Sinaloa, San Domenico, Brandeis,  Davidson, White Hill, Drake, BAY, San Rafael HS, All State, Honor Bands, and many more. Nick specializes in Trumpet and can also get you on the right foot on most wind instruments.
  • Nick now offers group sessions in your home! He is currently teaching jazz groups as well as Trumpet Quartets and more. Interested in forming a group with professional instruction? Give Marin Music Studios a call! Some start dates are on a rolling basis pending enrollment. With all sessions, there is an end of session performance! This is a great opportunity for your child to meet new people, play fun songs and have a great time making music!   
  • Aside from Marin Music Studios providing top quality music instruction, MMS offers music studio rehearsal space. Consistently booking every day of the month, multiple times on the weekends, clients are very satisfied and enjoy their experience here. It is equipped with backline, a full PA with microphones, music stands, AC/Heat all at a great price. Booking your session is simple and secure through the online system where you can also see current availability. You receive immediate confirmation, plus a reminder the day before. Book your rehearsal time today!