The monthly tuition fee includes lessons on each of the agreed upon lesson days in any given month, except if the lesson day falls on a holiday.
Mobile Music Lessons recognizes the following holidays, and regularly scheduled lessons will not be held on these days, nor will lessons on these days be made up: New Year’s Eve, New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Please be directly in touch with your teacher to schedule the day/time that works best for you.
Our faculty teaches year-round, providing students with quality instruction throughout the year.
Mobile Music Lessons makes it easy for you to make payments with our secure, automatic payment schedule, which will be set up once enrollment is initiated by emailing or by calling 515-216-3875.
Payment is due by the first of the month for that month's lessons. If payment is not received by the fifth of the month, a late fee will be added to that month's tuition.
For the safety of our students and instructors, a parent or designated adult must be at home for the duration of time that a Mobile Music Lessons instructor is teaching the student. The instruction room cannot be a bedroom, and the door to the instruction room must remain open for the duration of the lesson. If there is not a parent or designated adult present at the time of and during the lesson, the instructor will leave and the lesson will not be made up.
The monthly tuition fee for in-home or in-school private lessons includes weekly lessons on each of the agreed-upon lesson days in any given month, except if the lesson day falls on a holiday (see "Schedule" above).
Monthly tuition rates are as follows:
$160 per month for weekly 30-minute lessons
$240 per month for weekly 45-minute lessons
$320 per month for weekly 60-minute lessons
The monthly cost of weekly in-school group lessons is as follows:
$85 per month for weekly 30-minute lessons
$115 per month for weekly 45-minute lessons
$170 per month for weekly 60-minute lessons
Learn more in our "Schedule" section above.
Temporary Withdrawal From Lessons
We understand that your lives are busy! Mobile Music Lessons offers temporary withdrawal from lessons for vacations or other reasons:
1. The guardian or student must give Mobile Music Lessons LLC at least 30 days' notice for temporary withdrawal from lessons by filling out a Temporary Withdrawal From Lessons Form. A conversation between the student or guardian with the teacher cannot be substituted. No exceptions will be granted.
2. If the guardian or student does not fill out the Temporary Withdrawal From Lessons Form with at least 30 days' notice, they are obligated to pay the regular tuition fee for an additional month following the withdrawal date on the Form.
3. While we will do our best to accommodate schedules, a student's lesson day and time is not guaranteed.
Permanent Withdrawal From Lessons
We understand there may come a time when you may decide to withdrawal from lessons. We make it easy for you:
1. The guardian or student must give Mobile Music Lessons LLC at least 30 days' notice for withdrawal from lessons by filling out a Permanent Withdrawal From Lessons Form. A conversation between the student or guardian with the teacher cannot be substituted. No exceptions will be granted.
2. If the guardian or student does not fill out the Permanent Withdrawal From Lessons Form with at least 30 days' notice, they are obligated to pay the regular tuition fee for an additional month following the withdrawal date on the Form.
Please fill out the Permanent Withdrawal From Lessons Form here.
Missed Lessons Policy
Any student/parent initiated private lesson cancelled with less than 24 hours' notice will not be made up. Any student/parent initiated private lesson cancellations with more than 24 hours' notice will be made up at the discretion of the instructor. Any missed group lesson classes will not be made up.
How do I get started?
It's easy to get started with Mobile Music Lessons! Just email or call us at 609-213-2799.
Where do you offer instruction?
We serve Des Moines, Iowa and surrounding suburbs including West Des Moines, Clive, Urbandale, Waukee, Johnston, Ankeny, Altoona and more.
What if I need to miss a few lessons?
We understand that your lives are busy. Please read about Temporary Withdrawal From Lessons in the Policies section above.
How do I motivate my student to practice?
That's a great question! Daily doses of practice are the best way to increase enjoyment, engagement and progress. Your instructor can share more.
What age levels do you teach?
Mobile Music Lessons offers instruction for ages pre-school through adult. Group instruction at an educational institution is most appropriate for pre-school aged children. Private lessons can start as early as four years of age, depending on the child. Each child is custom-matched with an instructor.
Does my student need an instrument?
Yes! The student will require daily access to an instrument.
PIANO: A full-size weighted keyboard with a pedal is suitable for a beginning piano student (as the student advances, you'll want an acoustic instrument). We recommend West Music and Rieman Music for piano and keyboard purchases.
STRINGS: Renting is a great option for small children as they are growing through instrument sizes. We recommend Becker Fine Stringed Instruments for string instrument rentals and purchases.
WOODWINDS/BRASS/PERCUSSION: We recommend Rieman Music for woodwind, brass and percussion instrument rentals and purchases.
What instruments do you offer?
Our faculty currently teach piano and strings (violin, viola, cello, bass), and soon we will offer woodwinds (oboe, clarinet, bassoon) and brass (trumpet, trombone, tuba). Looking for an instrument not listed? Please email us at and we'd be happy to talk with you.
What qualifications do your teachers hold?
All of our teachers have a bachelor's degree or more in music. All of our teachers have undergone a background check as well, so you can be assured of high-quality, professional and safe instruction.
Can you please help me with another question?
We would be happy to! Please email or call 609-213-2799. We look forward to hearing from you!