Arrow Academy of Music Classes

Sign Up for a Free Guitar Demo Lesson

In-Person Guitar Demo Lesson

Your choice of 2 dates to choose from. Demo lessons are in-person at our Urbandale, Iowa studio.

Friday, Dec 2

6:30pm - 7:15pm

Friday, Dec 9

6:30pm - 7:15pm

Online Guitar Demo Lesson

Your choice of 1 date to choose from. Demo lessons are online.

Wednesday, December 7

6:30pm - 7:15pm
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Spring Session for Beginners

January through July 2023

Developing the Total Musician in Your Child

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

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Play classical music

Classical music gives your child fun patterns and challenging pieces of music to learn.

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Play skillfully in a band

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

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Prepare for a college music degree

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

Group Guitar Lessons For Kids
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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 guitar lessons not only productive, it’s fun! 

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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 guitar lessons and practice.

How Does Arrow Academy Compare?

With many options for music lessons for your child, finding the best fit can be overwhelming. The chart shows a variety of teaching philosophies and how they compare with Arrow Academy of Music’s concept based learning philosophy.

Comparison chart of types of music lessons

Eight Advantages of Online Guitar Lessons

Our online lessons are different and they work!

Convenient for busy schedules

Access to group lesson benefits without driving time and fuel expenses

Online Guitar Lessons

Your child's songs are recorded so they can practice with them

Play your own instrument

Free 20 minute labs when you miss a class

Increase your child's listening skills and they are more engaged

Awards for practice and progress

Our online lessons are different and they work!

Convenient for busy schedules

Access to group lesson benefits without driving time and fuel expenses

Online Guitar Lessons

Your child's songs are recorded so they can practice with them

Play your own instrument

Free 20 minute labs when you miss a class

Increase your child's listening skills and they are more engaged

Awards for practice and progress

Arrow Academy FAQs & Policies

Because we believe our group lesson format is most beneficial, we do not offer individual lessons. This allows us to focus and specialize, enabling us to offer the best experience possible for our students and families.

Our curriculum is extremely thorough and comfortably paced, so students experience consistent progress. We believe learning to read music AND learning to play by ear are skills necessary for a musician so we start beginners with them both, right from the start. Students learn a song in their very first lesson! At the end of the incremental progression of our lessons from elementary to upper levels to advanced, students graduate from our program able to test out of their first year of college theory. They can perform classical repertoire suitable for a college audition, and have the skills to lead and play in a band – a rock band or a jazz band, being able to read and create lead sheets, and improvise too.

We take special care to ensure a class time is built around the schedule you provide at registration. You will have an opportunity to confirm your class time before the session begins.

If registration is A few weeks before the session begins, we will exchange the registration form for a wait list. This is because we want to be sure there is a class available that fits your schedule before you register, as registration is non-refundable.

Beginners will need to practice about 10 – 15 minutes per day, for 6 days a week. As the lessons increase in difficulty each year, the amount of time will increase and be dependent on each child’s level of progress. 

Usually children want to quit when they are feeling incapable, unaccepted, or hopelessly behind. We work with students and parents to have measurable goals, as well as help if there’s trouble reaching those goals using our free Learning Labs for one-on-one additional help, or our Practice Pals program which helps students stay on track. Teachers are very aware of students’ progress and involvement, and will be proactive to address and solve any issues before students feel like quitting. 

That being said, if for any reason you and your child want to quit lessons, let us know in writing within 2 weeks of the end of the month, and you will no longer be charged moving forward.

Materials fees cover music books, solos, ensembles,  practice sheets, game pieces, study cards, specialized music whiteboards and other tangible materials in our Learning Kit. Material fees also cover awards, shopping rewards, and concerts (we never charge admission for parents). Due to the expense and commitment of materials for our students, material fees are non-refundable.

All Arrow Academy lessons are purchased within the PayPal system. Registration and Material Fees are paid at time of registration. Tuition fees are collected in 1 of 3 ways, which you select when you register. Students receive their materials once tuition arrangements have been completed.

1) Monthly
Monthly Credit card payments have a 3.7% fee for each transaction. ACH payments do not have an additional fee.

2) Full Year Tuition
Tuition can be paid in full for the School Year Session and the Spring Sessions. There is a $20 discount for tuition paid in full. Full year tuition is non-refundable.

3) Summer Tuition
Tuition for the Summer Session is paid in full upon registration and is non-refundable.

Online and hybrid classes will have replays of each lesson available. Learning Labs can be scheduled to help online or in person students learn what was missed. We do not offer make-up lessons.

We take the possibility of a teacher illness into consideration in our calendar. If a teacher cancels a class, students are to continue to practice what was on their practice sheet and the next number lesson will be taught the following week. For example, if lesson 10 is missed, students will practice the material of lesson 9 until the following week, when lesson 10 material will be taught. Therefore, lessons continue in order, ending a week later than originally scheduled.

Yes, definitely. Home practice is absolutely necessary for success in music. We can help you choose a good one for your child that fits your budget.

Yes, we offer $6 off per student per month for families of 3 or more.

No, each child needs their own materials as well as individual attention.

Your child will need a device that will accommodate Zoom, and an internet connection. They will also need a second device (a smart phone, iPad, or tablet) to access their practice materials.