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Nancy Cree Keyboard Learning Centers Celebrate 30th Anniversary

By May 15, 2019 No Comments

West Music, in partnership with the Nancy Cree Keyboard Learning Centers, is celebrating the Keyboard Learning Center’s 30th Anniversary. With 250 students across 3 locations, the Corridor’s most complete and comprehensive keyboard education program was founded by Nancy Cree and is built on decades of expertise and success teaching all ages and skill levels the joy of making and performing music.

The Keyboard Learning Center at West Music offers the widest variety of acoustic and electronic instruments available, including: grand piano, Yamaha digital piano, 16-track sequencing, audio & video recording, and iPad theory instruction. The integration of acoustic and electronic equipment gives students the best of both traditional lessons and the use of the latest technology in teaching methods.

The Nancy Cree Learning Center will honor this outstanding achievement during a reception Sunday, May 19th from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. While reflecting over these 30 years, Nancy Cree says, “Our program has impacted hundreds of students over the last 30 years. I have seen so many children grow into confident young people, who then grow into highly successful adults. I love to hear about former students and how they bring their love of playing piano to their children.”

About Nancy Cree Keyboard Learning Centers

Since 1989, The Nancy Cree Keyboard Learning Centers have gone beyond the scope of traditional “music lessons” and into the social contexts of learning and performance. The Keyboard Learning Center Program seeks to open many musical doors from traditional acoustic piano to the newest electronic technology, the instruction introduces and excites the students to a variety of musical possibilities. Nancy Cree and her staff take a broad-range approach to varied musical traditions such as classical, jazz, folk, and popular music. For more information about The Nancy Cree Keyboard Learning Centers, please visit or contact Tina Chapman, Supervisor of The Nancy Cree Keyboard Learning Centers at or by calling 319-351-2000 ext. 1394.


About West Music

West Music is a third-generation, locally-owned, and family-operated business. West Music has been the area’s leading partner specializing in pianos, guitars, drums and percussion, band and orchestra, and print music, as well as offering music education, music instruction, instrument repair, and music therapy services. With 7 retail locations in Iowa and Illinois as well as award-winning ecommerce websites dedicated to servicing music education and percussion communities, West Music strives to encourage people of all ages and abilities to play now and play for life. For more information, visit or call 1-800-373-2000.

Contact: Tina Chapman, Nancy Cree Keyboard Learning Center Supervisor,, 319-351-2000 ext. 1394