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- a community music and arts initiative for all ages - 

see classes and register today!

Here's What's New!

Ukulele Jams Bring your ukulele (or guitar) to a lively musical jam with other ukulele enthusiasts! The Des Moines Ukulele Strummers meet every Monday night from 6:30-7:45 pm at Rieman Music, Des Moines-Urbandale, in their recital room. The location is 6501 Douglas Avenue, Urbandale, IA. Music stands are provided by the store, so bring either a copy of Jumpin'Jim's Ukulele Songbook -- The Daily Ukulele or print out the songs each week. To access the weekly updated playlists, check out the DMUS website or DMUS Facebook. Come and join us to learn tunes on the ukulele, learn some fun new techniques, stretch yourself with some optional performance opportunities all the while getting to know new friends. Facilitated by DMUS member Melanie Hall.

Ukulele Classes at the Northside Library Throughout the year, Natalie Steenson teaches Beginning and Next Steps ukulele classes at the Northside Library in Des Moines. If you are interested in these classes, contact the Northside Library or Natalie at to be placed on a mailing list for future classes. See more on PROGRAMS page. 

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. We are currently meeting on the first Sunday of the month at 4:00 pm, in-person or via Zoom link.  Facilitated by Natalie Steenson, Director of Art House Des Moines and Shamaine Chambers King, Pastor of Windsor Presbyterian Church.


Let's Tone-Up! Choir Basics Workout! — Every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. Contact us to learn more! Facilitated by Natalie Steenson, Director of Art House Des Moines.

All events are held at Windsor Presbyterian Church

6301 University Avenue, Windsor Heights, Iowa

Check back to see new classes and availability.

Learn Something New
and Make New Friends Too!


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 classes, 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.

Check back later for updates on when Music + Play will be back up and running! Until then check out our Music + Play Resources page

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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 group 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.

Meet the Team

Meet the team

Natalie Steenson


Natalie Steenson has been an early-childhood music instructor for over 25 years and founded the Art House Des Moines to bring accessible art classes and events to the surrounding community.

Elaina Steenson

marketing coordinator

Graduate from Drake University with degrees in Music Business and Viola performance.

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Shamaine Chambers King

pastor at windsor presbyterian church

Shamaine Chambers King is the pastor at Windsor Presbyterian Church.

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