Miss Whitney grew up reading beautiful classical music. 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 loves flowers, music, animals, color, and reading Enneagram accounts on Instagram. She can also play Baby Shark in every key.
Meet 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. Sarrah taught K-5 General Music in Des Moines for 2 years. She currently teaches K-5 General Music in Ankeny.
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.
Meet Miss Melissa
Miss Melissa grew up in a musical family, playing piano and singing in choir throughout most of her education, as well as learning four other instruments in high school! She earned her Bachelor's degree in Music from Graceland University, where she specialized in piano pedagogy, music theory, and music history.
Miss Melissa has been teaching piano in southern Iowa since 2012, both in group classes and solo sessions. When she’s not teaching, she loves spending time with her cat and friends, and she spends a lot of free time learning music of all genres! .
Meet our musical therapy dogs!
Our goal at Bloom Music Studio is to become a bright spot in your student's week! Charlie and Henry are the OFFICIAL studio goldendoodle mascots and will be there to greet you each week.
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.
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.