Welcome to the Preucil School

Since 1975 when it was established in Iowa City, Iowa, the Preucil School has become internationally known for excellence in music instruction. The School provides a spectrum of education programs:

The Preucil School of Music offers Suzuki instruction for instrument lessons in violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, flute and harp. The School also offers traditional lessons in voice. Group classes, orchestras, chamber music, master classes and a wide range of related music activities are also available to students of all ages. Learn about the Suzuki approach and why it works.

The Preucil Preschool is a fine arts preschool for children ages three to five that fosters the child’s ability to explore, create and imagine.

Nationally recognized Music Together® classes for children newborn to age four and a parent or caregiver. It’s a fun-filled music and movement experience where children learn through playful, developmentally appropriate activities.

Preucil School of Music is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) educational institution, a member of The Suzuki Association of the Americas and The National Guild for Community Arts Education.

COVID 19 Update:

To: Preucil School of Music Community
Subject: COVID 19 Update
Date: 3/13/2020
From: Sonja Zeithamel, Director


We are saddened to announce, that due to the recent developments surrounding the novel COVID 19 virus, the Preucil School of Music will be making necessary adjustments for everyone’s health and safety. The good news is that this will not be forever. The bad news is that we need to make changes that will disrupt our day to day lives. As a strong united community, I know that we can make it through this! Programs around the state, country and world are faced with the same challenges and approaching them in similar fashion.


Starting next week, Monday, March 23, all instrument lessons will be offered remotely (on-line) until Monday, April 13 when the ICCSD has scheduled to resume classes. This plan will be monitored daily as we move forward. Teachers are working hard to find the platform(s) that will work best for them and will be communicating with you in the next few days. I am so proud of them. They are an amazing group of dedicated professionals with the best interests of our students in mind. After much discussion, remote learning has been decided the safest way to connect with the students and keep music going in their lives during this unprecedented time. As of today, in person private teaching will resume on Sunday, April 12.



Additional actions by the Preucil School of Music


  • All group classes are cancelled to the end of the academic year (Thursday and Friday string group classes, all piano group classes, cello choir, junior cello choir and voice classes).

  • All recitals through the end of April are cancelled.

  • Piano and String Musical Achievement are cancelled.

  • Piano Concerto Festival is cancelled (no orchestra needed).

  • Piano Extravaganza is cancelled.

  • Winter Chamber Program is cancelled.

  • Certificate Program will be held remotely starting March 26.


Preucil School of Music Buildings are closed until April 13 or further notice.  Our Administrative Staff are remotely monitoring phone messages and email during regular business hours.


By Monday, April 13th the School will evaluate what we will do in May regarding our remaining events.


For questions relating to instrument lessons please contact your teacher directly.  For questions related to other topics, please call 319-337-4156 or email info@preucil.org.



Early Childhood Education Programs


The Music Together program is delaying and shortening their Spring Session. it will now start the week of May 4 and run through the week of June 8. For Questions relating to Music Together, please contact Lauren at 319-248-1248 or lwillberg@preucil.org.


Preucil Preschool will be closed until Monday, April 13 and will run an additional two weeks longer ending on Friday, June 5. For questions relating to Preschool, please contact Tricia at 319-248-1248 or tricia-windschitl@preucil.org.


Please watch for further communication from our Early Childhood Education Department. This amazing group of teachers are currently working on some exciting plans to stay in touch with your children and keep a presence in their lives over the next few weeks.


Everyone, please be well, stay safe and keep music in your lives!  Dr. Suzuki believed, “Beautiful heart, beautiful soul, beautiful music!”  May the upcoming days be filled with peace for you and your family!

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Iowa City, IA 52245

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Iowa City, IA 52245


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