Caruth Piano Studio

Since 1973, Caruth Piano Studio has trained students of all ages, developing musical skills in performance, technique, ear training, theory, sight reading and accompanying.  The studio has been located in Ankeny, Iowa since 2001.  The students of Cyndie Caruth are well known throughout the state of Iowa for their dedication, proficiency and high level of success.  

Cyndie Caruth, NCTM   

Iowa Music Teachers Past-President

Iowa Music Teacher Magazine Editor

IMTA Repertoire Committee

Music Teachers National Association West Central Division Director-Elect

  • Welcome!  All students will learn the vital discipline of practicing with joy!  The studio provides many opportunities for performance and external feedback, allowing all students to learn quickly and clearly.  With three grand pianos, a warm up area and a classroom environment,  there are no "gimmicks" here- a life of teaching experience and success cannot be underestimated!
  • Among the many accomplishments, students of Caruth Piano Studio have placed in IMTA District and State auditions, MTNA auditions, Terrace Hill Competition, Starr Competition, Milwaukee Chopin Piano Competition, UNI Festival Scholarship, Dorian Festival, National Guild of Piano Teachers, All-State Accompanist, Bill Riley Talent Show/ Iowa State Fair and many miscellaneous awards including camp scholarships and full tuition college scholarships.  
  • Aside from their accomplishments large or small, all students celebrate the ability to enjoy music as a life-long endeavor. 
  • You are invited to review the studio policies and fill out an inquiry form at which time you will be contacted to meet, interview and be a part of the studio experience.  
  • Want to simply get a feel for what happens at the studio?  Call to arrange a visit during a lesson.  

Now accepting students for Summer and Fall 2023. 

There are two available slots left for fall semester. 

Click HERE to inquire about lessons! 

Please inquire if you wish to be added to the 2023-24 waiting list as many siblings of current students are already committed.  

You will be given a slot as soon as possible.

Apply exclusively for Zoom lessons! 

Looking for a teacher and don't have time to drive or live too far away? 

Will consider adults, children and anyone who fits into my current schedule. 

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