Northeast Iowa School of Music provides on-site instruction to students of all ages and musical abilities. We teach private lessons and duet lessons in piano, voice, guitar, composition, and band and orchestra instruments, with programs for preschoolers through senior citizens. No experience is necessary, and need-based scholarship assitance is available. The school also sponsors performance ensembles such as the Dubuque Community String Orchestra and New Horizons Band, as well as other community outreach programs for music enrichment. We strive to make music accessible to everyone!

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Private Lessons

Piano, voice, guitar, composition, band & orchestra instruments

Lessons with a Friend (Duet Lessons)

Offered in select instruments for children and adults


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Academic calendar with events

Scholarship Program

Need-based financial assistance

Suzuki Program

String instruction for preschoolers

Why Music?

Music and Wellness: Health benefits for all ages



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Upcoming Events

Fall Preschool Class

Preschooler’s Music 

For Ages 4-6
Mondays 1:00-1:30 PM
Starts on...

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NISOM Awarded $50,000 in Grants

We are excited to announce NISOM was recently awarded over $50,000 in...

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