Music and Arts Studios

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Eastern Iowa Arts Academy MembershipBECOME A MEMBER of EIAA's Music and Arts Studios! A $160 membership to EIAA's Music and Arts Studios provides unlimited access to youth member classes, camps, open studio sessions, social events and other special activities throughout the year.  Join Today!!! Download the membership form and return it to the EIAA office: Eastern Iowa Arts Academy 1841 E Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, or visit the office.  You may pay onnline here but a completed membership form is still required.  

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is available.  EIAA offeres full and partial scholarships for memberships and class fees.  If you would like to request a scholarship please print the Application for Financial Aid here.  Return it to the office and a staff memeber will contact you.

 For the past ten years Eastern Iowa Arts Academy has provided high quality after school arts programs for elementary, middle and high school students and adults in the Greater Cedar Rapids metro area. In those ten years, EIAA has grown to serve over 3000 students annually, provide over 120 classes, and productively connect with many facets of the Cedar Rapids community. EIAA is establishing roots and is creating a space to Explore, Excite and Excel.

In addition to continuing our quality After School Arts Enrichment Programming in schools and many other satellite locations, Eastern Iowa Arts Academy's Music and Arts Studios provide a permanent location to further Eastern Iowa Arts Academy program goals.

The Music and Arts Studios provide additional innovative arts opportunities for all - youth, adults, seniors and individuals with a wide variety of special needs.


Our innovative programming provides participants with:

  • A sense of community among their peers
  • Opportunities to explore and develop their artistic sense in the arts
  • Skills for a lifetime of passion and personal satisfaction
  • Enriching opportunities which they may otherwise be unlikely to experience
  • Positive mentorship for life and learning


MUSIC AND ARTS STUDIOS- 1847 E Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Music Studio, is a music studio geared for youth interested in a rock environment (though not limited to rock). Students will explore and develop their artistic sense in music and will learn skills for a lifetime of passion for music and personal satisfaction. The studio plans to host classes and workshops in electric and acoustic guitar, drums, keyboard, wind and brass instruments, strings, vocal, sound engineering and more. The Music Studio offers the opportunity for weekly formations of bands in high-energy lessons and rehearsals facilitated by local musicians. The Music Studio will also host bigger name musicians and performers offering unique learning opportunities to hundreds of area youth, searching for more opportunities than may otherwise be available to them. 

The Art & Creative Writing Studio hosts art and creative writing classes, a variety of workshop series, as well as designated workspaces that allow students to work on individual projects with input and direction from professional instructors and artists in many disciplines. Writers and artists will have the opportunity to enhance their creative process while exercising higher thinking skills in a professional studio environment.

The Local Artists Workshop Series utilizes local professional artists to provide quality monthly workshops to adults in the community. The Local Artists Workshop Series will include basic drawing and painting classes as well as classes exploring textiles, collage, sculpture, and printmaking. Participants will be encouraged to engage in dialog about the artistic process in a fun and non-threatening environment.

Excited yet? We need your support! The Eastern Iowa Arts Academy is still in need of local businesses, corporations, foundations and/or individuals to help sponsor building renovations and programming at The Music and Arts Studios. If interested, please contact Executive Director, David Griffin, at or call, 319-350-1805, to find out how you can help support this new, exciting initiative; or Donate Online Now. Please consider making a pledge to EIAA's Music and Arts Studios and support the arts in  your community today!