Nik JakobNik Jakob, a native of Switzerland, holds a degree in piano pedagogy from the Conservatory for Music in Zurich, Switzerland. He is a certified piano teacher with SMPV, Switzerland’s licensing board for music teachers. Nik has over fifteen years of teaching experience in public schools and private settings. He has been an active piano teacher in the Iowa City/Coralville community for the last 9 years, teaching students age 5 and up in beginning level through advanced. Nik is a member of a number of professional organizations, including: ICIPT (Iowa City Independent Piano Teachers), MTNA (Music Teacher’s National Association) and IFMC (Iowa Federation of Music Clubs).

Nik was the Lead Teacher in our pioneer Way Cool for Kids Keyboarding camp at West Music. He hopes to continue teaching Way Cool Keyboarding and Musical Moments classes, as well as to reach out to homeschool students in Iowa City and the surrounding area.

To arrange for lessons with Nik or any of the other instructors at the West Music Conservatory, visit