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Marion Music Academy  319-377-3343

Westside Music & Dance   319-364-4341

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Music Lessons

Preschool Music 

Piano Lessons

Violin, Viola, & Cello Lessons

Guitar Lessons

Voice Lessons

Flute, Clarinet, & Saxophone Lessons

Oboe & Bassoon Lessons

Homeschool Orchestra

The Marion Music Academy and Westside Music and Dance Academy offer both group and individual music lessons.  Different students require different teaching approaches.  Some students progress best with the peer interaction and class motivation of a group lesson.  Other students prefer the focused concentration of an individual one on one lesson.  Once a student is more advanced it will be necessary to take private lessons to master the advanced techniques of an instrument or voice with individual attention.  We offer 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour lessons for private lessons and 30-45 minute group lessons.  Our music teachers have university training in the instruments that they teach.  We teach students from beginners to very advanced. With locations in the Marion and Cedar Rapids area, we have a convenient location near you.

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Focus on Teaching

We specialize in teaching. We do not sell or rent instruments of music. This leaves us free to specialize in one thing- providing the highest quality of music instruction.

University Trained Instructors

Our instructors are highly qualified and many have extensive performing experience. We are serious about providing our students with an excellent education, but also like to make learning music fun. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student's learning style.

All Ages-Beginners to Advanced

Our current students range from 4 ½ years old to adult students in their 60's and 70's. We take care to teach what you want to learn so music is rewarding for students of all ages and levels.

Individual Lessons

Different students require different teaching approaches. Some students progress best with the peer interaction and class motivation of a group session. Other students prefer the focused concentration of an individual one on one lesson. Once a student is more advanced it will be necessary to take individual lessons to master the advanced techniques of an instrument or voice with individual attention. Make sure that your student has the option to select the learning style that is best suited for them.

Regular Recitals and Performing Opportunities

It is important that students enjoy playing music for themselves as well as others.
Recitals are held at least two times each year to encourage students to share their well-prepared pieces with family and friends as well as to build confidence. Students are encouraged to participate in the recitals, but it is not mandatory. Students may also prepare for contests, festivals, and competitions if they wish to broaden their performing experiences.

Professional Facilities

A professional school environment can produce better results since the only focus of the instructor and student during the lesson is learning music. In a music school, the lessons are not just a hobby or extra income for the teacher but a responsibility which is taken very seriously.

 

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