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Making Every Lesson Count


For over 10 years, Mimic Music has been working with students of all ages and abilities to guide them as they increase their practical and theoretical skills. We are so grateful to do this incredible job every day.


  We've combined our years of professional training and music therapy education into a results-oriented and effective approach.  Get started on your path to a lifelong skill of music!

Dedicated Music TeacherS

At Mimic Music we enjoy working with people, especially children, and love the thrill of understanding when something difficult “clicks” for the first time.


We offer a gentle yet goal-oriented approach that brings great results, as I believe that learning should be fun and pressure-free. To learn more about our approach, and the types of courses and classes we offer, CLICK HERE.


Owner | Music Therapist - Board Certified | JHUI - Level 3 Certified Teacher

Brian Lee Bauer, MT-BC

Hi!  I'm Brian. At a young age my grandfather introduced me to music.  He encouraged me to explore the ukulele, piano and guitar.  While working towards my music therapy degree at Maryville University, I became more interested in singing and songwriting.  It's funny how working as a barista, activities specialist and volunteering can really get those creative juices going.  As a teacher who had to practice incredibly hard to get where we are today, we know the importance a good Music Teacher can have on their students.


In 2007, I co-founded the gothic Americana rock band Strawfoot.  My songwriting, vocals, and contributions on the 5-string banjo have been called "relentless, growling, flint-eyes highlight" by the Riverfront Times.


Finally, in 2012 I founded Mimic Music to provide the best music education, entertainment, and therapy available in St. Louis, MO, and beyond!​​​

Performed at:  Powell Symphony Hall, The Sheldon, off-Broadway

Education:  B. A. in Psychology and B. S. in Music Therapy (Maryville University)

Certifications:  Board Certified Music Therapist, James Hill Ukulele Initiative Scholar - Level 3

Favorite TV show:  The Muppets


Ukulele Student  Music Teacher | JHUI Level 1 Certified Teacher

Sissy Knobbe

Sissy Knobbe is a kind human who has been in love with music since birth. They began singing and learning the uke from Brian Bauer at age 6.


Sissy is a scholarship student at James Hill Ukulele Initiative and will graduate in early 2024.  Currently, Sissy plays the trombone, soprano ukulele, tenor ukulele and banjo. They have appeared in several musicals at Nerinx Hall.


When not making music, Sissy enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons, crafting, making movies and generally goofing around. Sissy’s a huge fan of orchestral music and French fries. They have extensive experience with children, from babysitting to supervising shifts at a local trampoline park.


They are currently accepting students ages 7-17, virtual lessons only 4:30 pm-6:00 pm on Tuesdays. 


Performed at:  9 Mile Garden, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis


Education:  Youngest ever James Hill Ukulele Initiative Scholar - Level 1

Favorite TV show:  Steven Universe



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