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Music and Voice Lessons

Haggerty’s Makes it Fun and Easy to Learn to Play!

Learning to play an instrument is rewarding and offers countless benefits from lower stress to improved focus to increased academic scores. Our patient, professional musicians love to help students discover their talents and pursue their musical goals. Each of our instructors have years of experience playing, performing and teaching and are happy to work with both beginners and performance level musicians looking to hone their skills.

  • Guitar Lessons
  • Piano and Keyboard Lessons
  • Violin, Viola & Other Stringed Instrument Lessons
  • Drum Lessons
  • Trombone, Trumpet & Other Brass Instrument Lessons
  • Flute, Sax & Other Woodwind Lessons

Typical lessons are in 30 Minute time slots, however 1 hour is also possible.

Lessons are $25/30 minute time slot, unless otherwise discussed with teachers for advanced lessons.

Scheduling is done with the teacher selected. Please contact one of our teachers below for details.

Wes Wooley


My journey playing guitar began at the age of six. We travelled quite a bit growing up and I was fortunate enough to receive guitar lessons wherever we lived. This proved to be the foundation of my love for music.

The guitar is a fun instrument, and there is nothing like being able to play your favorite songs – whether it’s a new hit on the radio, or an old classic!

Bluegrass, Country, Rock and a bit of Folk music make up my playlists, and I would enjoy sharing everything that I have learned to help you enjoy becoming the guitar player you wish to be.

If you have always wanted to play the guitar, there is no better time than now!

Rick Hamil


Rick Hamil has been a School Band Director in South Dakota for 13 years. He was the band director in Hoven, SD, Martin, SD, and Custer, SD before accepting his is current position as the beginning band director for The Douglas School District in Box Elder.


Rick received his Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Music Education from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI and his Master of Music in Orchestral Trumpet Performance from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. Rick loves to play the trumpet. He maintains a busy performance schedule playing trumpet with the Black Hills Symphony, Black Hills Community Theater, and various small groups and solo performances throughout the Black Hills.

Kyle Blessing

Viola, Fiddle, Guitar, Piano, Composition, Sound Recording/Editing

Kyle is a professional musician and educator. He records, tours and arranges and records strings for artists in a wide range of styles, from underground rappers to indie rock bands to Grammy-winning pop producers. He teaches many students weekly, ranging in ability from beginner to advanced. His versatility, experience, and formal training ensure a fun and engaging learning experience, catered towards what YOU want to learn.

Kyle's students receive top notch training in instrumental technique, note reading, and theory. Students interested in writing/recording/producing will also have the opportunity to write and record a song or instrumental piece with Kyle, and learn all his best tips and tricks along the way!

Ian Osborn

Guitar, Bass, Ukuleleg

Ian got his first guitar when he was 10 and began studying with Ron Emory of T.S.O.L. at the Sioux City Conservatory of Music. After playing in several bands and performing with Rockestra Jr, he started his teaching career at the conservatory.

He has taught at The Music Room in Spearfish, SD for the last few years and is excited to bring his enthusiasm for music to the Rapid City community.

Whether you’re interested in guitar, bass, or ukulele, Ian can help you strum your first chord or teach you more advanced concepts, such as modes.

Curtis Peacock


Having studied piano and solfege at the age of 5 years, Curtis started playing the violin in his fourth grade school orchestra.  He was also first chair of his middle school and high school orchestras!  He was also first chair at UTEP and the University of Colorado, where he studied violin with Abraham Chavez and Oswald Lehnert.

He earned a Bachelor's in Music and Bachelor's in Music Education degrees followed by a Master in Music for Violin, enrollment in a D.M.A., and an appointment to the University of Colorado Faculty.

Curtis Taught Violin at Casper College in Wyoming for thirty years.  He has been featured Violin Soloist with symphonies in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska, and North Dakota.  He has recorded for BIDDULPH records in London, England.