Additionally, West Music expanded the retail footprint westward with the opening of the West Music Piano Gallery in Urbandale. The store was founded with a focus on pianos and keyboards, and continues the company's mission of play now, play for life in the Des Moines area with the inclusion of group and individual lesson areas as well as high quality pianos and keyboards. In 2014, West Music merged with Kephart Music to continue servicing customers with stores in Decorah and Dubuque.
Over the years, West Music has expanded to include virtually all types of musical instruments, including pianos and keyboards, band and orchestra instruments, guitars and amplifiers, drums and percussion, software, elementary general music materials, early childhood instruments, and music therapy products. West Music is also proud to provide a full array of services with repair technicians, delivery crew, music therapists, lesson teachers, school music representatives, classroom consultants, and customer service consultants, in addition to the sales and administrative staff.
Most recently in early 2016 West Music became the exclusive North America distributor for lefreQue, a sound bridge product that enhances the performance of all wind instruments in a unique and patented way.
West Music celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2016 and looks forward to the upcoming years as a further opportunity to encourage people of all ages and abilities to play now, play for life!