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We offer piano lessons for students of all ages and abilities from beginners to college prep level. Some students who participate in IMTA auditions and other festivals, and some play just for fun.


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Our strings program offers individual instruction in violin, viola or cello. Our teachers are fun and engaging, with years of experience teaching students of all ages.


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Our experienced woodwind instructors offer private woodwind lessons for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone.


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Private guitar lessons include acoustic, electric and bass guitar. We teach everything from rock to jazz, and classical to pop..

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 Music FunTime is a group music program for kids 18 months to 7 years old. Students learn to read music notation and symbols, and play instruments.


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Students sing all kinds of music from their favorite artists to classical arias. Our voice teachers sing everything from pop and jazz to opera.


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What Our Parents Are Saying:

In Person Lessons

The traditional setting for music lessons, with safety and environmental enhancements implemented. This is a great option for younger students especially.

*Depends on teacher availability. Students may choose to transition to hybrid or online at any time.



If you are looking for music lessons in Marion, Cedar Rapids, or the surrounding areas, you have come to the right place! The Marion Music Academy has taught over 1,000 students since being established in 2005. We offer lessons in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar, oboe, clarinet, flute, and saxophone, for both children and adults.Welcome to the Academy!


From the Beginner to Advanced Student, We Have A Place for You!


Marion Music Academy has music lessons from your child’s first notes to their graduation performance! We offer classes for beginners to advanced musicians in the Cedar Rapids area. We pride ourselves on going beyond music to develop important life skills by teaching our students to be creative, thoughtful young people who share their gifts and talents with the community. Our students develop into fine musicians while also developing patience, discipline, and hand-eye coordination which enhances spatial reasoning skills and academic skills. The skills learned from music lessons carry over into many other areas of life and benefit students for the rest of their life.


What Sets Us Apart

As a parent, we realize you have a choice between several different music studios in Cedar Rapids and the surrounding communities. All music studios are not the same.


  • Our qualified teachers all have university degrees in the instrument they teach and are  experienced in catering to the needs of new and advancing students.

  • Our positive environment aids in the development of musical abilities and we offer regular, low pressure recitals that students can perform in if they wish.

  • We can schedule lessons for different children at the same time to save you hours of driving and waiting time.

  • Parents are welcome to sit in on the lessons or observe the lessons through our glass doors.

  • We constantly renovate and improve our facilities.

  • We provide ongoing training to our staff to ensure we are always providing our students and parents with the best experience possible.






940 8th Ave

Marion, IA 52302

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