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Learning is more than a summer activity: year-round training gives you the strength of new ideas and inspiration without getting overwhelmed. Our annual subscriptions offer elementary classroom music educators unique access to high-quality, affordable content. Explore our affordable plan with 24/7/365 access to an array of engaging courses and content.

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About US

West Music Company’s continued growth and success has, as its foundation, a rich history of providing quality service and opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to play now, play for life.

Music Lessons

Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro, West Music has music lessons to fit your busy life. All lessons and classes are taught by professional music instructors who create custom plans that inspire you to reach your music goals.

Music Therapy

We are proud to provide client-centered care by facilitating high-quality, effective music therapy services to diverse clients of all ages and abilities. Contact one of our professional music therapists today to get started.

Steinway Pianos

West Music is proud to be the area representative of the legendary Steinway piano line and prouder still to have been rated number one in America in Customer Service by the Steinway factory.

ABOUT WEST MUSIC

West Music started out in 1941 selling select instruments and sheet music as Peterson-West Music Company in Iowa City, Iowa. But we’ve grown a bit since then. Over the past 80+ years, we’ve made changes big and small to meet the growing needs of music teachers, directors, musicians, music therapists, and students so people of all ages and abilities can Play Now, Play for Life. 

Today, West Music is the largest supplier of elementary general music products in the U.S. With our four locations throughout Iowa (Coralville, Marion, Cedar Falls, and Davenport) plus our Dubuque service center, West Music is a complete one-stop shop for musicians of all ages in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.

 

In addition to dedicated teams focused on serving music teachers, directors, and musicians regionally and nationally, West Music has grown to include several specialized divisions:

Music ConstructED: Resource-packed site for general elementary music education professionals at every stage of their careers. Features instant access to lesson and unit plans, teaching strategies, professional development including accredited graduate courses, guidance from education professionals, and more.

Music Therapy Services: Team of board-certified music therapists that provides therapy services for children, teens, and adults of all abilities.

Percussion Source: Instruments and accessories for percussionists, including marching and concert percussion, drum kits, practice pads, cymbals, sticks, mallets, hardware, and more. 

Flute Authority: North and South American sales and distribution for flutes, piccolos, and headjoints from Miyazawa, Sankyo, Trevor James, Hammig, and Song PLUS expert repair services for all flutes and piccolos. 

Westco Educational Products: Wholesale music instruments and custom music kits for school specialty catalogs and early education curriculums. 

Hands-On, Interactive Music Showrooms

Stop by any of our interactive, hands-on music showrooms and take a personalized test drive of band and orchestra instruments, pianos, guitars, ukuleles, drums, early childhood instruments, and more from brands like Yamaha, Steinway & Sons, Fender, Pearl, Breedlove, and Kala. We have lesson studios/private practice rooms in our Coralville, Davenport, Marion, and Cedar Falls showrooms, along with a Kids Corner in select locations for babies, toddlers, and young children to discover and delight in music on their own.

An Uncommon Level of Customer Service

Expect informed, dependable, and award-winning service from our renowned customer service team. Most are musicians with formal music educations and backgrounds. Their recommendations are rooted in years of experience serving (and being part of) the music community. Ask them the tough questions. Challenge them with your conundrums and constraints. You’ll get in-depth answers and honest advice at every step. And for those times when you need a competitive bid or quote, our expert bids team is ready to assist.

Expert Guidance for Music Teachers and Director

West Music works one-on-one with K-12 schools, music teachers, directors, and school districts to outfit music classrooms and performance groups with everything they need to build and maintain a thriving music program, including early learning musical instruments, band and orchestra instruments, teaching aids, music games and activities, curriculum materials, and classroom supplies. Our consultants have extensive experience in music education and performance. Many have been music educators themselves. They know what truly works in band and orchestra rooms, on stage, in classrooms, and more.

Music Instrument Rentals and Instrument Repair

Continuing Pearl West’s mission to make playing music affordable and accessible, West Music is proud to offer a robust band and orchestra instrument rental program. This popular program gives budding musicians the opportunity to experience school band or orchestra with an instrument of their own at an affordable price. West Music’s in-house instrument repair and maintenance services also support this mission by keeping instruments in tip-top shape for as long as possible. 

Music Lessons, Classes, and Workshops

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just beginning your musical journey, West Music offers private and group music lessons for piano, guitar, ukulele, and more. We also offer early childhood music classes for children as young as three months, as well as special music groups for people with a variety of cognitive and physical challenges.

Helping You Play Now, Play for Life

Here at West Music, we do what we do because we love sharing our passion for music. Seeing the profound impact it can make in other peoples’ lives, as it has done in ours, inspires everything we do. If we can help you discover music or and continue your journey, stop by your closest West Music showroom, send us an email, or give us a call.


Awards and Recognition

West Music is proud to be recognized by our peers and communities for our dedication and passion for music. 

2020 Dealer of the Year

2020 Music Makes a Difference

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