The Art House Des Moines

- a community music and arts initiative for all ages - 

see classes and register today!

Here's What's New!

Ukulele Choir Jam. ‘Strum’ fun for all! Bring your ukulele, guitar, mandolin, drums, or singing voice to the lively online intergenerational musical jam, with a new music theme each month! Come and join us to learn tunes on the ukulele, First Thursday of every month, 7:00-7:40 p.m. All ages and abilities are welcome to this free monthly gathering. Due to COVID-19 concerns we are offering monthly Ukulele Play-Alongs via Zoom. Please contact us to get the Zoom invite! Facilitated by Natalie Steenson, Director of Art House Des Moines.

EvenSong Worship Experience. Experience worship in the quiet of the evening. Together will explore and reimagine creative thoughtful online worship through scripture, poetry, readings, reflections, prayer, and music. Join us on the second Thursday of the month from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Contact us for the Zoom invite! Facilitated by Natalie Steenson, Director of Art House Des Moines.

Let's Tone-Up! Choir Basics Virtual Workout! Every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. beginning September 9, 2020. Contact us for the Zoom invite! Facilitated by Natalie Steenson, Director of Art House Des Moines.

Check back to see new classes and availability.

Learn Something New and Make New Friends Too!
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The Art House at Windsor Presbyterian Church was created in 2017 as an initiative to reach out to the surrounding community and offer a place for friendship for all ages through the Arts. It is an inter-generational approach to getting-to-know each other in creative ways, expanding our perspective and appreciation for friendships with older and younger folks. We are offering classes, gatherings, and special art events on a weekly or monthly basis. See Programs for details about our classes!


Creative Exploration

In Music + Play, young children, ages 15 months to 5 years can experience music and movement in weekly classes with parents or caregivers led by a trained early childhood music educator. Creative exploration through music enhances a child’s ability to excel in learning and in physical and social development. Families will recall and learn traditional and folk literature that have nurtured wonder and joy in young people for generations.

Currently suspended due to COVID-19. Check back later for updates on when Music + Play will be back up and running!

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Something New

The Art House gives you the opportunity to try something new in a community of support. Want to join a ukulele choir but never have played the ukulele? We have instructors to help you. Want to join an intergenerational choir? We can even teach you the music by ear. This is a place to grow and to learn. But most importantly to let your heart sing. Come join us.

“Because if everyone played the ukulele, this world would be a much happier place.” – Jake Shimabukuro

Making friendships

Either through our Coffee House Concert Series or through weekly or monthly classes you’ll find friendships with a community of like-minded creative individuals. Bring your friends and neighbors too.

Natalie Steenson


Natalie Steenson has been an early-childhood music instructor for over 20 years and founded the Art House Des Moines to bring art to the community.

Elaina Steenson

marketing coordinator

Recent grad from Drake University with degrees in Music Business and Viola performance

Shamaine Chambers King

pastor at windsor presbyterian church

Shamaine Chambers King is the pastor at Windsor Presbyterian Church.

Meet the team