Tween & Teen Programs

Music for Ages 10-18

Northeast Iowa School of Music offers a wide-range of exciting programs for tweens and teens!

Browse programs for other age groups: Kids age 3-9 | College | Adults

Private Lessons

Learn one-on-one with an instructor

Private lessons are a wonderful way to begin music instruction or improve your skill. No experience or audition is required. Lessons are offered year-round; begin at any time!

Tween and teen lessons are available in piano, voice, guitar, composition, and band & orchestra instruments.

Learn more about Private Lessons or Browse Faculty by Instrument

Also see: Registration | Tuition | Policies | Calendar | FAQ

Duet Lessons

Learn in a fun atmosphere with a friend

Duet lessons are a great way to try an instrument, learn the basics, and enjoy learning with a friend. No experience is necessary unless otherwise specified.

For more information see:

Class Schedules & Information  |  Class Policies

After-School Youth Outreach

Off-Site Free or Low-Cost Programs

Northeast Iowa School of Music brings music to tweens and teens in our community through afterschool programs like guitar classes at the Dream Center in Dubuque.

See After School Youth for current opportunities.

Concerts & Events

Students are encouraged to join the audience for Northeast Iowa School of Music community events and concerts. Get inspired by professional guest artists and local adult musicians! Many opportunities are free, and student prices are available for ticketed events.



Work with Professional Musicians



Scholarship Program

Need-Based Financial Assistance

Northeast Iowa School of Music offers need-based financial assistance for private lessons and duet lessons. Please submit your scholarship application before you plan to register for the program.

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Why Music?

Physical and Mental Health Benefits

Studies show music and music education can have a profound impact on mental and physical health for students of all ages, even helping keep teens off drugs!

- Students who make music have been shown to get along better with classmates and have fewer discipline problems. More of them get into their preferred colleges, too.

- Playing a musical instrument strengthens eye-hand coordination and fine motor skills, and those who study an instrument learn a lot about discipline, dedication and the rewards of hard work.

- Community music programs for at-risk youth have a biological effect on developing nervous systems.

- Students in art programs like music score higher on SATs than those who do not.

Learn more about the benefits of music for all ages


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