Kirk Sonnenberg grew up in a small Texas town just south of Dallas. He began playing drums and piano at age eight in church, and played his first professional gig at age fifteen.
In college, Kirk studied drums, piano, and guitar. In addition to playing all three instruments in a number of rock, folk rock, heavy metal, jazz, trip-hop, funk, country rock, and alternative rock bands over the years, Kirk has been teaching all three instruments since 1995.
He played Classical recitals on piano at his Alma mater, The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), while obtaining his degree in Music Media. At UTA, he studied piano under Dr. John Solomons and Dr. Larry Wiley and played drums in two different Jazz bands. One of the Jazz tunes that Kirk played both keyboard and drums on was even voted #1 Jazz MP3 on the MP3 website.
After spending five years in Chicago, IL, where he taught piano and drums lessons at Truman College, Flatts & Sharpe Music, and Northside Catholic Academy, Kirk has returned to Texas. He now lives in Austin with his beautiful wife and daughter.
All three are pleased as punch that they will never have to endure subzero temperatures for an entire winter ever again. Kirk has been teaching drums and piano lessons at Pfluger-Rock since 2010.Back to Classes & Teachers>