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Not to toot our own kazoo, but we have some of the coolest teachers around.

Trained instructors
Our teachers are trained in both education and our comprehensive curriculums. We create a positive learning environment for students, and we teach in a way that empowers learning and independence.
Consistent student path and education
There is no guesswork here! Our teachers follow a clear path through our programs, providing students a quality and consistent education.
Diverse talents and backgrounds
Our teachers range from classically trained, to multi-instrumentalists, to jazz pianists extraordinaire, to dueling pianists. It's like having a whole squad of superhero teachers at your disposal! With this perk, students get to tap into a variety of teaching talents and strengths.
A heart for education and a love of teaching
If we were to choose the most important quality in our teachers, it is hands down that we love what we do and it shows in our lessons, and on the faces of our students.

Meet our teachers

We’re the team behind the music

Miss Whitney
Miss Whitney grew up reading beautiful classical music, studying for 10 years under a Juilliard and Harvard trained teacher and concert pianist. She loved her piano teacher and she loved her lessons. But after some time in corporate America, Miss Whitney somehow ended up traveling the world as a full time dueling piano player. How much classical music do you think Miss Whitney read at her dueling piano shows?

If you answered none, you would be correct. Reading music is a critical skill in learning an instrument; but there is also so much more! Learning chords, improvisation, ear training, and beautiful pieces that DON'T require sheet music are equally important in growing as a musician. Miss Whitney has been teaching since 2001, and has extensive experience in a variety of curriculums, teaching methods and lesson styles.

Miss Whitney loves flowers, music, animals, color, the show Friends, office supply stores, and reading Enneagram accounts on Instagram. She was the 4th grade spelling bee champ and can also play Baby Shark in every key.
Miss Sarrah
Miss Sarrah grew up loving music. She joined band and choir as soon as she was able to. Eventually, she studied Music Education at St. Ambrose University. She graduated from SAU in May 2020. Miss Sarrah has been teaching K-5 General Music in Des Moines and it's surrounding communities for 3 years.

When she isn’t making music, Miss Sarrah loves to go hiking, hang out with her cat, read, drink coffee, and learn about plants. Miss Sarrah loves being a part of the Bloom Music Studio team. Her favorite thing about Bloom is getting to watch students get better each week.
Miss Melissa
Miss Melissa grew up in a musical family, singing and playing piano, organ, clarinet, guitar, and drums! She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music from Graceland University, where she specialized in piano pedagogy, music theory, and music history. She has been teaching piano in southern Iowa since 2012. Her genre specialty is movie and video game scores.

Fun fact about Miss Melissa! Since August 2021 she has been an affiliate with Twitch as a content creator, performing live stream shows playing piano, singing, and playing a variety of video games where she gets to interact with an awesome online community! When Miss Melissa’s not teaching or wowing the internet, she loves spending time with her cat and friends, and she spends a lot of free time learning music of all genres!
Miss Allison
Miss Allison has been in love with music her entire life. She started piano when she was 4, and now her main instrument is alto saxophone, on which she has performed many virtuoso-level pieces (her favorites being Concerto a Glazunov and Concertino da Camera). Miss Allison is currently earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Film Scoring— writing music for movies!— at Berklee College of Music. She has learned a lot about ear training, theory, and (of course) piano!

Miss Allison loves teaching and interacting with students, always striving to inspire them as much as they inspire her. In Miss Allison’s free time, she likes to read, spend time with her family and friends, take care of her concerning amount of plants, or volunteer (she has been a Shepherd at VBS for 7 years!).

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Meet our studio musical therapy goldendoodles:

Miss Charlie Bear
Head of Public Relations
Charlie has been forcing charming her way into people's lives since August 2017. The most social girl you ever did see, Charlie passed her Therapet test with the ARL in October 2019; mostly because she had too much love in her heart and not enough places to give it. She loves visiting schools, and is especially fond of all of her small human friends.

Charlie is most certainly an Enneagram 7; she is outgoing, independent, and the life of the party. She is excited to meet you, and will most likely hit the floor soon after in her lifelong quest of nonstop pets and belly rubs.
Mr Henry Guy
Head of Studio Security
Henry joined the family in 2018 after Miss Whitney realized she could no longer spend hours every day at the dog park so that Charlie could see her friends. He may have lacked sufficient protein in his diet as a baby, because Henry's legs stopped growing early on in life. This resulted in a pint size doodle, who has since become a fan favorite of kids and grownups alike.

Henry is clearly an Enneagram 6; he is cautious, loyal and at times a bit of a worrier. These qualities have made him an excellent head of security, protecting all who enter the studio.