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A Top 3 Rated Music School in Des Moines, IA
A Top 3 Rated Music School Accreditations

Music Lessons For Kids

In-Person or Online Piano and guitar lessons

Arrow Academy of Music leads hundreds of students to discover their passion for music every year. Join us today!

Music Lessons For Kids

In-Person or Online Piano and guitar lessons

Arrow Academy of Music leads hundreds of students to discover their passion for music every year. Join us today!

Find Your Child's Place at Arrow

Giving the gift of music to your child while they’re young builds confidence, increases intelligence, and develops leadership.
Group lessons further promote these qualities as students learn alongside their peers of similar age and ability in a fun, relaxed environment. 

Where to Start:

Beginner Piano Students

Ages 6 - 9 or 10 - 12

Beginner Piano Students

We offer 5 different start dates for beginner students, to make entering our program as easy as possible for your busy schedule!
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Beginner Guitar Students

Ages 11 - 15

Beginner Guitar Students

We offer 3 start dates for beginner guitar students to join our program, which has been assembled by our teachers to help students learn at the right pace!
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Returning or Transferring Piano & Guitar Students

Returning/Transferring Piano & Guitar Students

Our School Year & Straight Shot programs keep both piano and guitar students progressing through our curriculum.
New to Arrow? We’ll make sure your child is placed in the right class!
CONTACT US

Beginner Piano Students

Ages 6 - 9 or 10 - 12
We offer 5 different start dates for beginner students, to make entering our program as easy as possible for your busy schedule!
LEARN MORE

Beginner Guitar Students

Ages 11 - 15
We offer 3 start dates for beginner guitar students to join our program, which has been assembled by our teachers to help students learn at the right pace!
LEARN MORE

Returning or Transferring Piano & Guitar Students

Our School Year & Straight Shot programs keep both piano and guitar students progressing through our curriculum.
New to Arrow? We’ll make sure your child is placed in the right class!
CONTACT US

Ready to learn more in a free trial?

Our unique group lessons are what sets us apart.

Arrow’s proven educational approach provides all the benefits of playing together, while also ensuring individual attention. Contrastingly, lessons that move at a child’s “own pace” can lead to gaps in learning and slower development. Arrow’s lessons are better planned, having goals to reach for maximum progress and enjoyment.

What you can expect from our group lessons:
At Arrow Academy, students:

Our unique group lessons are what sets us apart.

Arrow’s proven educational approach provides all the benefits of playing together, while also ensuring individual attention. Contrastingly, lessons that move at a child’s “own pace” can lead to gaps in learning and slower development. Arrow’s lessons are better planned, having goals to reach for maximum progress and enjoyment.

What you can expect from our group lessons:

At Arrow Academy, students:

Choose Your Starting Time

Choose Your Starting Time

Young piano students in classroom together

January
Start

January Start

Beginner Piano & Guitar
Registration starts October
Lessons are January – July

Student and teacher giving high five in piano lesson

October
Session

October Session

Beginner Piano Only
Registration starts September
Lessons are October – May

Young piano student with teacher

Summer Straight Shot

All Ages, Guitar & Piano
Registration starts March
Lessons are June – August

Students outside playing with parachute and ball

Summer Workshops

All Ages
Registration starts March
Lessons are May – August

Guitar student in group lesson

School Year Session

All Ages, Piano & Guitar
Registration starts May
Lessons are August – May

Student and teacher giving high five in piano lesson

October
Session

October Session

Registration starts Sept
Lessons are October – May

Students and teacher laughing during group piano lesson

Summer Straight Shot

Registration starts March
  Lessons are June – August

Student doing activity during group piano

Summer Workshops

Registration starts March
Lessons are May – August

Three students during a group guitar lesson

School Year Session

Registration starts May
Lessons are August – May

WE OFFER MUCH MORE THAN TRADITIONAL MUSIC LESSONS.

Your Child can be a Total Musician

Don’t sign your child up for ordinary music lessons that equip them halfway! We’ll teach your child to read, write, create, and UNDERSTAND the language of music at a pace you will not believe!

Schedule a FREE in-person or online trial lesson today!

Schedule a FREE in-person or online 
trial lesson today!

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Play all styles of music as a soloist

Your child will experience different styles and genres of music and learn different techniques from rock, jazz, classical, pop, and more.

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Compose their own music

Composing allows children to use their imagination! It also reinforces their ability to read music and makes them more confident and inspired.

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Learn FAST and get REALLY GOOD at their instrument

Our unique curriculum with it's creative tools makes music lessons not only productive, but also fun! 

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Play skillfully in a band

Your child will not only understand chords, but learn to play them so they sound great when playing with drums, bass, and guitar players. They’ll read lead sheets and chord charts, and improvise with ease right from the start.

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Learn to be a leader and arranger in musical groups

Both social and leadership skills are developed through a group environment of support and accountability.

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Prepare for a college music degree

We teach everything from reading and ear-training, to a plethora of musical styles and history using games and activities, to help your child choose their trajectory of musicianship.

The Process is Simple

Giving the gift of music to your child while they’re young builds confidence, increases intelligence, and develops leadership.

Here’s how to start.

Schedule a Trial Lesson

Schedule a Trial Lesson

Experiencing a lesson and asking questions of an Arrow Academy instructor is your first step to providing them with a life filled with music.  Your child will learn a new song right from the start!

Enroll Your Child

Enroll Your Child

Whether your child is new to music, transferring from another teacher or a current Arrow Academy student, the next step is to enroll and save a spot in the classroom or online for your child, making it easy and seamless to join in on the fun.

Watch Them Shine

Watch Them Shine

We will guide your child through their musical education and you will get to see their joy as they thrive and succeed in music.

Schedule a Trial Lesson

Schedule a Trial Lesson

Experiencing a lesson and asking questions of an Arrow Academy instructor is your first step to providing them with a life filled with music.  Your child will learn a new song right from the start!

Enroll Your Child

Enroll Your Child

Whether your child is new to music, transferring from another teacher or a current Arrow Academy student, the next step is to enroll and save a spot in the classroom or online for your child, making it easy and seamless to join in on the fun.

Watch Them Shine

Watch Them Shine

We will guide your child through their musical education and you will get to see their joy as they thrive and succeed in music.

Ready to learn more in a free trial?

Our unique group lessons are the key to success.

Arrow’s proven educational approach provides all the benefits of playing together, while also ensuring individual attention. Contrastingly, lessons that move at a child’s “own pace” can lead to gaps in learning and slower development. Arrow’s lessons are better planned, having goals to reach for maximum progress and enjoyment.

At Arrow Academy, students:

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Our Story

As parents ourselves, we became frustrated when searching for a music curriculum to teach our own children the art of music. Lessons that would include all of the needed technique, theory, composition, improv, and independence required as a player, while also making it engaging and fun for their age. 

Since we are both trained educators, we decided families deserved better and set out to change the way music could be taught. It’s then that the group music lessons at Arrow Academy of Music were born.

Since 2010, we’ve helped hundreds of people just like you to find the music lessons they need so their children can learn to play an instrument.

Quality You Can Trust!

Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Fully accredited for grades 1 – 12 music education, both in-person and online programs.

Ready to get started?

Expect Great Results!

Hear from parents just like you about their experience with Arrow Academy of Music!

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About Arrow Academy

We get it. We’re parents too.

We understand the importance and trust that parents place into our hands to train your child and help them discover who they will become tomorrow.

Since 2010, we’ve helped hundreds of people just like you to find the music lessons they need so their children can learn to play an instrument.

As parents ourselves, we became frustrated when searching for a music curriculum that would include all of the needed technique, theory, composition, improv, and independence required as a player, while also making it engaging and fun for their age.

Since we are both trained educators ourselves, we decided parents and children deserved better and set out to change the way music could be taught. It was then that the group music lessons at Arrow Academy of Music were born, finally putting an end to the boring, uncomfortable, and unproductive music lessons of the past – preparing students to be well-trained, complete musicians who will love playing their instrument.

Our own two children not only went through our program and are now exceptional career musicians, but they are also part of the Arrow Team, teaching students and providing leadership with the same heart and passion with which Arrow was created.

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Join Us Today!

BEGINNERS:
Enter our program with a free trial lesson!

TRANSFERS:
Enter our program with a free evaluation!
Contact us to schedule a time.

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Still wondering if your child is ready for piano lessons?

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You know piano lessons are smart for kids, but how do you know the best age to begin?

Children develop at different ages and different stages.  For decades, we’ve helped parents save time and money by recognizing their child’s readiness, so their first piano lessons will be exciting and fun.

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With this FREE information, you’ll know when it’s the right time for your child to begin their piano lessons and you’ll be ready too!

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$140 Registration Fee

  1. Create / Sign-in to your account
  2. Find your student’s level
  3. Select a class 
  4. Enroll in Auto-Pay
  5. Pay fees to reserve your spot now!

Important Registration Information

$150 Registration Fee

  1. Create / Sign-in to your account
  2. Find your student’s level
  3. Select a class 
  4. Enroll in Auto-Pay
  5. Pay fees to reserve your spot now!