Private Lessons



Carrie Siepel- piano, clarinet, bass clarinet and saxophone for children and adults


Marcy Ostrander- piano


Aaron Powell (Powell Guitar Studios): 515-729-4900

         1815 York St. Des Moines, IA 50316

Dr. Jane Watkins; 515-537-1303

         West Des Moines, Ia 50266 (piano– degree in Music Ed)

Laura Hinspeter: 515-987-9125 or Web Page

Piano and voice

Rieman’s Music 278-4685

Madison McCarney M.M., NCTM 208-739-3149

Larci Conner (Degree in Music Ed, Urbandale) 987-3259


Drake Community School of Music; 271-4011 (strings, piano)

Cynthia Guinta (Drake faculty) 271-2832

Gloria Olson 274-3430 Voice

Michelle Anthoney-Thompson   (teaches music at Waukee Middle School)   460-5481 or 987-5177

Keyboard West 267-8510

West Music: Des Moines Piano Gallery: 278-1000

Marilyn Kofmehl (Adel—17 miles from Waukee) piano/voice/guitar/ukelele)



Des Moines Symphony Academy –all instruments   (some lessons are taught in Waukee through Waukee Community Ed.)

Waukee Community Education

Beth Deutmeyer—voice 641-373-2232

David Young, Piano 515-223-7749

Kara Boothroyd, piano 515-987-0145

Judy Campbell, piano   515-314-2370

This list is not a recommendation and does not include all the private teachers in the area, but rather a way for you to get started on your search for a teacher for your child.

You will need to contact the teacher to check for openings, some may have a waiting list.