About the Conservatory

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K&S Conservatory of Music began in May of 1990 as a one-studio business shared by two piano teachers, Sue Krebsbach and Carol Sailer.

The "Park on the River" studio in St. Paul Park, Minnesota rapidly expanded to 23 teachers and over 350 students receiving instruction in piano, brass, woodwinds, strings, voice, guitar and percussion.

Just four short years later, in January of 1994, a second location was opened in the Seasons Market Shopping Center in Woodbury, Minnesota to accompany the expanding growth. The following September, a third location was added in the same shopping center.

In September 1999 all three locations were consolidated into one Woodbury studio located in the Woodbury Gateway Centre building.

In 2014, three teachers at K&S Conservatory collaborated to purchase Carol Sailer's shares to start a new chapter in the history of this esteemed business. Sadly, in 2016, Carol Carlson unexpectedly passed away. In June, the estate of Carol Carlson sold its shares to Sue Ruby. The ownership of K&S continues as a happy threesome: Sue Krebsbach, Sarah Mensen and Sue Ruby.

Currently over 35 highly qualified teachers now offer a wide variety of musical instruction to over 500 students in the St. Paul metropolitan and surrounding areas.


K&S Conservatory of Music
1976 Wooddale Drive #1
Woodbury, MN 55125