Bass, Composition, Guitar, Keyboard, Music Theory, Piano, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Why Choose Arrow Academy of Music?
There are many, many piano and music teachers in the Des Moines area. Why would Arrow Academy be a good choice for your family? Why come to a place with about 100 students coming in and out during a given week?
Unique Teaching Philosophy
A music teacher is someone that has great influence on a young person's life. Sharing music with someone is a special bond. We care about your family. We've been called by God to bring an atmosphere of worship to everyone who enters our doors. We take that very seriously.
Unique Learning Atmosphere
Through group and private lessons we offer many fun activities, unique performance opportunities and built-in incentives. Together, these elements are designed so that the parent's job of maintaining their child's motivation is minimized.
We are highly trained and college-educated with unique skills and more than 20 years of experience teaching music and leading people.
Our policy is that if you feel that our programs don't fit your family, you may quit at any time and not be responsible for further tuition. We give that guarantee because we're confident that we won't have to use it! Give us a try!
My Musical Education Background
Kellee has taught music for more than 20 years, group and private, in many different settings. She loves children and her passion is to teach students to perform AND love music through movement, rhythm instruments, games and fun songs.
She graduated from Concordia University in Seward, Neb. with a degree in Elementary Education, majoring in music. Kellee studied jazz piano at the acclaimed Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles and has toured with a Christian rock band in several states. She has been a full-time music minister for 11 years, directing adult and children's choirs, worship teams, orchestras and ensembles from two to more than 100 participants.
A natural coach, Kevin loves encouraging young people to be the best they can be. Kevin has also taught music for more than 20 years. He learned piano at a young age and then added guitar. Kevin honed his musical craft in Los Angeles at the Dick Grove School of Music, which helped to launch his writing, arranging, sound production and performance profession.
Kevin's passion is to instill a love of worship to musicians, so they are not only able to play with excellence, but they are also able to play "with their hearts."
Kevin grew up in the Des Moines area and received a degree in Elementary Education with a Director of Christian Education endorsement. He has been a full-time music minister, youth minister and part-time coach.
Kevin produced and arranged "Hymns of Grace" a CD and music book set sold to churches to enable worship teams to play traditional hymns in a contemporary way. He also founded, wrote songs, performed with and managed a Christian rock band which toured in several states. Kevin and Kellee have two wonderful children.
Member: MTNA and NGPT
Genres and Subjects Taught
Classical, traditional, rock, jazz, pop, country, worship band.
Ensembles for all instruments
Performance opportunities for all instruments
Community service opportunities for all instruments
We have a great value for your family!
Group Lessons are 1 hour weekly - $85.00 per month
Private Lessons are 30 minutes weekly - $95.00 per month
Chording Classes - $180 for 7 one hour lessons
Discounts for families of 3 or more.
One-time material fee paid at registration covers everything you need for the entire year, including all music, ensembles, solos, performance fees, trophies, awards, incentives, store items, flash drive, music binder, etc.for the entire year.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Pre-school classes available.
Accepting ages 5 through adult.
My Certifications and Awards
Member: Music Teacher's National Association (MTNA) Iowa Music Teachers Association (IMTA) and National Guild of Piano Teachers
My Musical Influences
Anyone who presents their music excellently and passionately!
You are my favorite piano teacher! Thank you for teaching me everything I know about piano.
"This is WAY more fun than the lessons I used to have!"
"I was surprised at how much my son enjoys lessons. He looks forward to coming every week."
West Des Moines, IA
"When my daughter left the first class, she had a smile on her face, ran to the car, jumped up and clicked her heels. I knew then that I had done the right thing."
"Arrow Academy has really helped me learn piano. The teachers are great and very understanding. They make learning an instrument fun and worthwhile. I love Arrow Academy!