West Music Co., Inc.
West Music Company’s growth and success has a rich history of providing quality service and opportunities for all people to experience the power of making music. West Music has over 180 Associates, six regional locations in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois including repair, lessons, and Music Therapy services, and multiple e-commerce websites and catalog departments. In 1941, West Music’s founder, Pearl West and Pete Peterson opened Peterson-West Music Company, a one-room retail and repair shop in Iowa City. Steve West joined the company in 1969 and was named Sales Manager in 1971. Sadly, in January 1999, Pearl West passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and in June 2008 company co-founder Eleanor West, wife of Pearl passed away. In June 2008, Stephen West retired as president of West Music and was named Chairman of the Board. Robin Walenta was named as the new President and Ryan West, son of Stephen and Victoria West joined the Company as Senior Vice President. West Music has expanded to include virtually all types of musical instruments and is proud to provide a full array of services: repair, sound installation, delivery, music therapy, and lessons for all ages and abilities. West Music celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2011 and looks forward to the upcoming years as a further opportunity to help people of all walks of life experience the power of making music!