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Individual Lessons at West Music

Teachers at West Music offer individual, one-on-one lessons to music students of all ages and abilities.

At their own pace, students can learn the necessary skills and habits to be successful in their musical goals. Our experienced, trusted teachers help students explore a variety of musical styles and take their playing to the next level!

Instruments That We Teach

General: Piano, Keyboard, Voice, Drumset, Percussion, Songwriting
Fretted: Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele
Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass, Fiddle
Woodwinds: Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone, Bassoon
Brass: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Baritone, Tuba

Contact your local store for more information about the availability of music instruction for your chosen instrument.

Meet Our Teachers

West Music is proud to partner with some of the best music instructors in the region. Our teachers are enthusiastic, experienced, and ready to help you reach your musical goals. Many are also performing musicians and able to work with students of all ages and abilities!

Meet just some of our amazing teachers in the following Teacher Feature videos.

Teacher Feature: Andrea Alert | Violin, Viola, Cello

Teacher Feature: Steve Little | Trumpet

Teacher Feature: Amanda Drenter | Piano

Meet Our Teachers

West Music is proud to partner with some of the best music instructors in the region. Our teachers are enthusiastic, experienced, and ready to help you reach your musical goals! They are also performing musicians and able to work with students of all ages and abilities!

Watch more videos

FAQs

Registration Fee

A one-time non-refundable registration fee of $24.95 is required for lesson registration to reserve your time slot.

Once registered, all students receive discounts on print music and free admittance to most workshops and clinics. A West Music messenger bag is also given to each student to help organize their materials.

Tuition

Lesson tuition varies according to the instructor and is paid to the instructor at the first lesson of each month.

Instrument Requirments

To get the most out of their lessons, students will need an instrument to practice at home. In many cases, we can offer affordable options for purchasing an instrument including a rent-to-own program on most band and orchestra instruments. Our staff will also be happy to evaluate any instrument you currently own to see if it is in good working order.

Lessons & Cancellations

Individual lessons meet once a week for 30 minutes at a West Music store.

Any lesson cancelation must be done one (1) day in advance. Students may work directly with their instructor to discuss make-up lessons or other accommodations.
 

Weather Cancelations

West Music stores will announce any weather cancelations on their Facebook pages.
     Cedar Falls – Facebook.com/WestMusicCedarFalls
     Cedar Rapids/Marion – Facebook.com/WestMusicCedarRapids
     Coralville – Facebook.com/WestMusicCoralville
     Quad Cites/Moline – Facebook.com/WestMusicQuadCities

 

 

Waiting Areas

West Music provides comfortable waiting areas for parents and families. Free Wi-Fi is available at all locations.

Teacher Vetting

Before teachers may partner with West Music, all resumes are reviewed for the specialties and skills they possess as a teacher and musician. Interviews, mock lessons, and sample performances allow us to thoroughly know each teacher. Background checks are also obtained for the safety of our students.

Recitals

Recital and performance opportunities are available but are not required to participate in lessons.

Store Locations

Stores offering lessons

Cedar Falls
6322 University Ave, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Phone: (319) 277-1000

Cedar Rapids/ Marion
1398 Twixt Town Rd, Marion, IA 52302
Phone: (319) 377-9100

Coralville/ Iowa City
1212 5th St, Coralville, IA 52241
Phone: (319) 351-2000

Quad Cities/ Moline
4305 44th Ave, Moline, IL 61265
Phone: (309) 764-9300

Stores not currently offering lessons

Decorah
126 E Waters St, Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: (563) 382-3684

Des Moines Piano Gallery
3310 100th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
Phone: (515) 278-1000

Dubuque
2255 JFK Rd, Dubuque, IA 52002
Phone: (563) 583-7333