Steinway & Sons

Dealer History

West Music Company was proud to add the Steinway & Sons family of pianos to our showroom floor in 1997.  The addition of this renowned brand was a perfect complement to the high level of service and expectation of quality we put into every customer interaction at West Music.

West Music has gained a national reputation of quality in the business of retail piano sales, and has been presented with 4 Steinway Partners in Performance awards, the highest honor bestowed by Steinway & Sons.  This award recognizes outstanding performance in areas such as Steinway Concert and Artist programs, product knowledge and customer service.  Most important, for exemplifying The Spirit of Steinway that embodies the vision, integrity and spirit of founder Henry E. Steinway.

These awards are possible because of our customers, as all of our success is the direct result of our commitment to offer the best instruments and service to make your piano playing experience as rewarding as possible.

West Music’s continued growth and success has, as its foundation, a rich history of providing quality service and opportunities for all people to experience the power of making music. Our founder, Pearl West, was born in 1914 to a very musical family. When the Great Depression negatively impacted farming, the family turned to playing music to survive.

Pearl toured and played throughout southern Iowa and northern Missouri in his youth. In 1942, he established West Music, where he honed his trade as a instrument repairman by night and taught music at City High by day. Over 70 years later, the business that Pearl and his wife, Eleanor, established and which later expanded under Stephen West’s leadership, has become a full-line, full-service music store with seven locations in Iowa and Illinois.

West Music provides a wide variety of products and services including pianos & keyboards, band & orchestra instruments, guitars & amplifiers, percussion products, as well as music instruction, instrument repair, music therapy services, early childhood education, and more.

 

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