We believe everyone has their own unique musical voice, and we exist to unlock it.

Passion Studios is a piano studio located in Uptown Ankeny. Our playing-based approach through the Simply Music method has students learning in 2-3 months what takes traditional lessons 2+ years to learn, fueling a passion and joy for music.

Interactive and immersive shared lessons fosters communication and expression through the piano. Paired with a constantly expanding, diverse repertoire and music artist spotlight at the beginning of lessons each week, every student experiences a unique sense of discovery, accomplishment and companionship.



Check out Conrad - he's been taking lessons 4 WEEKS and can already play and sing his first song!

I met Gabrielle at an arts fest in Adel last summer. Her passion for the piano really struck a chord. (No pun.) I signed up for lessons and so glad I did....Always enjoy my piano lessons with Gabrielle. She’s a natural teacher.
— Tom O.
“I’m so thankful I was referred to Simply Music and even more grateful I found Gabi! She is a wonderful piano teacher. She explains things well and you can feel her passion for music. I’m quite surprised with the number of songs I’ve learned in a little under two months. She’s encouraging and able to work with your schedule. I would recommend Gabi and Simply Music to anyone interested in learning how to play the piano!”
— Emily K.
I am on my 24th week of lessons with Gabby and I have already learned over 20 songs. I have so much fun every week in the studio with her and I am grateful for this opportunity to learn to play piano in a new and different way. I have never composed prior to these lessons or even thought I would be able to do so, but I am already working on my third short song this week. It’s so encouraging to find a method of learning that makes me feel confident in my abilities to play and that fits my own style of learning. I would recommend this studio, teacher, and method to anyone looking to learn piano and have fun while doing it.
— Paige M.