Marion Music Academy

Marion Music Academy  319-377-3343

Westside Music & Dance   319-364-4341

Why the Academy

Why Choose Marion Music Academy for Your Music Lessons?

  • University trained teachers with various performance backgrounds
  • FREE dvd of the music recital for each family
  • Skill ribbons and participation medals
  • 100% money back guarantee on your first class
  • Schedule children in multiple instruments or classes at same time
  • Students choose what they want to play
  • FREE recitals 2 times per year

Program Features


At the Academy, we understand and recognize that every individual is unique. With that in mind, our teachers develop lessons based on each student's needs and music goals. All of our music teachers are university trained with extensive backgrounds in performance. Our teachers are selected based on their educational background and ability to relate to students in a positive and enthusiastic manner.

Performance Recitals

Music students have two, FREE recitals each year to showcase what they have learned. Recitals are optional events that your child will prepare for months in advance. Performance participation medals are given at the spring recital to highlight student achievement. Recitals are held at Antioch Christian Church and are free for guests to attend. Recital times are available six weeks prior to the event.

Parent Involvement

Teachers agree that the long term success of your child in music largely depends on parent involvement. Though parents do not need to sit with their child during every practice minute, they do need to arrange when practice will happen and ensure it does. A regular practice schedule provides your child with the structure necessary to progress in their music ability.

What Our Parents Are Saying...

The Marion Music Academy has been a wonderful place for my daughter to learn piano. She has been attending lessons at the Marion Music Academy for the past 4 years; since she was almost 5. Her instructor has always been able to teach the music for my daughter’s level of understanding and abilities. My daughter enjoys her lessons and really enjoys the incentive program Marion Music Academy has to encourage practicing. As a parent, the level of communication between the school and parents has been outstanding. The teachers want to talk to parents weekly to go over the student’s progress. Any schedule changes, while irregular, are communicated through phone calls. I have also enjoyed the flexibility of the summer program! When my son decided to try drums, I had a hard time waiting for the Academy to expand its program to drum lessons. After my experience with the Academy, I knew any lessons my son took there would be of high quality!

Aimee Williams

Marion Music Academy has been a wonderful experience for our family. All five of my children take music lessons during the same half hour and they are taught by highly qualified teachers.

Melissa H.

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