Grade 1 and Up
At Arrow Academy of Music your young musician will develop a lifelong love of music in a creative group setting that makes music lessons fun and rewarding! Your student will be placed in a small group according to age and skill level. This team of students will learn and grow together, being motivated to practice consistently at home because they play with other musicians at each weekly 55-minute lesson. Your child will learn note reading, playing by ear, and music theory right from the start. Middle and high school students enjoy deep satisfaction continuing their learning to also include improvisation, creating their own music, and playing “popular” songs they know, all while being with like-minded friends. Your child will thrive with studio events such as the Amazing Music Races, performances, the incentive and shopping programs, and practicing awards. When your student completes the entire course, they will have the skill and knowledge for both a classical college music audition and to play in a jazz ensemble! Group lessons of this kind are only found at Arrow Academy of Music in the Des Moines area, making this a particularly unique opportunity to give your child.
Spring Session: January - July
Course Duration: January – July, 25 lessons and 2 performances are included.
Group Classes: 55 minutes, each week
Class Time: Coordinated with families and the studio.
Performances: 2 during the session; Arrow Fest Ensemble Concert and Spring Concert at Orange Leaf Yogurt Store.
Grade: 1st and up
Skill Level: Beginners
Home Practice Commitment: Daily 10 to 20-minute sessions
Cost: Tuition is $99 per month, January – July, plus $99 materials fee due upon registration.
Registration will open late fall. If you would like to be notified when registration becomes available, please complete our wait list form.
Summer Straight Shot Session: June-August
Course Duration: June 3 – August 8, 2019 with one performance included.
Group Classes: 55 minutes, on Mondays and Thursdays
Class Time: Arranged with your schedule along with other families in the group. Once class time is confirmed, it stays the same throughout the duration of the course.
Performances: One end of session concert for families and friends.
Grade: 1st and up for beginners, 3rd grade and up for current Arrow students.
Skill Level: Beginners or students with previous lessons
Home Practice Commitment: 10 to 20-minute sessions two times each day, incrementally increasing with each higher skill level.
Cost: Tuition to be determined. Tuition and materials fee due upon registration and non-refundable.
Fall Session: August 19 - Mid May
- Ages: 1st Grade and up (or Kindergarten students who have attended Mini Music Makers)
- Skill Level: Great for beginners and students with previous lessons
Group piano lessons are conducted in 55-minute weekly sessions and arranged at a time that fits your and other families’ schedules. Students receive weekly practice sheets with specific tasks to accomplish, generally taking 15 minutes a day at home on their own, increasing to up to 30 minutes as they achieve a higher skill level.
Tuition of $99/month, plus one-time fee $129 materials fee due upon registration. August tuition is also due upon registration ($228 total due upon registration). Includes:
- 32 weekly lessons
- 4 live performances
- Fall Concert
- Christmas Concert at local Nursing Home
- Arrow Fest Ensemble Concert
- Spring Concert at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
- Optional: National Piano Guild Audition
Registration closed August 1, 2018 and Fall 2018 classes are filled.
See a class in action!
“Just wanted to thank you again! We have been SO BLESSED by your hearts to know each student personally and to encourage them in their individual gifts and talents. Your hearts for God and your passions for music radiate in all that you do. We love the way you continue to make learning music relevant and fun!”
“For 6 ½ years you guys have put in hours of your time to teach me music. You invested your time and energy in me to make me a good musician. Together you have taught me for 313.5 hours, which I can’t thank you enough for.”
~ Teen Student