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We are excited to serve you and your family with high-quality, in-home, in-school or online music instruction. 


In person, we serve Des Moines, Iowa and surrounding suburbs including West Des Moines, Clive, Urbandale, Waukee, Johnston, Ankeny, Altoona and more.


Online, we serve the United States with virutal lessons.

sophia@mobilemusiclessons.com

515-216-3875

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About

Mobile Music Lessons was an idea that arose from our student families. They desired high-quality instruction where it is convenient for them: in their homes and schools. We are excited to extend this service to you as we deliver convenience and the joy of music to help you and your student accomplish your musical goals!

Contact Sophia at sophia@mobilemusiclessons.com or 515-216-3875 today to learn more about how we can serve you.

 

Meet Our Leadership 

We are passionate about music and are excited to share it with you.

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Sophia S. Ahmad

Owner/Founder

MM in Piano Performance, Arts Leadership Certificate - Eastman School of Music

BM in Piano Performance - Gordon College


Ms. Ahmad holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Literature and an Arts Leadership Certificate from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., with additional chamber music studies in collaboration with New England Conservatory in Boston, Mass. Her principal teachers have included Edward Ferdinand, Mia Chung-Yee, Anne and Raymond Hanson and Douglas Humpherys.

As a pianist, she collaborates regularly with Simon Estes, she has recorded for Prentice Hall’s Inside the Orchestra DVD and she has performed with artists from the New World Symphony, the National Portuguese Symphony Orchestra and the Des Moines Symphony, among others. In 2013, she presented a lecture recital entitled Schumann’s Romantic Forest: A Musical Journey Through ‘Waldszenen, Op. 82 throughout Central Iowa and at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. An advocate of new music, she has premiered numerous pieces and worked with composers including Libby Larsen, Bright Sheng and Simone Fontanelli. Her solo performances have been broadcast on Iowa Public Radio, and in 2012, she made solo appearances at Iowa State University and Drake University, performing the music of Philip Glass. She appeared as the keyboard soloist in Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso No. 1 with the OSSIA new music ensemble. In 2018, she was invited by the Des Moines Art Center for a solo performance of Satie's "Relache" in conjunction with the opening of "The Irrational and the Marvelous" exhibition.


Ms. Ahmad is a Presser Scholar and active as a music teacher, performer, critic and writer. At the Eastman School of Music, she taught piano class, and she co-founded and performed in the annual Women in Music Festival. She was invited to make a solo appearance in March 2014 at the tenth anniversary of the Festival, which featured Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon as its composer-in-residence.

Outside of music, she has served as Director of Marketing & PR for the Des Moines Symphony, Vice President of Public Relations at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Currently, she serves as Senior Director of Development at MercyOne Des Moines Foundation. 

 

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