Update From Director Marty Fort!

Read the latest update from Director Marty Fort:

Happy May, Academy families!

BRAVO to all of our amazing students who performed earlier this month at the Lexington Kids Day Festival and the Rosewood Crawfish Festival! Thank you to all who stopped by the Columbia Arts Academy® Stage and our Table to check out our incredibly talented students. Stay tuned for more performance opportunities!

Hey Parents! Are you gearing up for a household full of kids on summer break, complaining that they're "just so bored"? Or worse, do you have a couch full of kids glued to screens for 8 hours a day? Need something fun and rewarding for your kids to do this summer?

This summer, play more on your instrument or try out another instrument for fun with our Summer ROCKET Program!

Option 1: Add one 30 min lesson per week, and get your first lesson FREE! ($34.50 in Savings)

Option 2: Add two 30 min lessons per week, and get your first TWO lessons FREE! ($69 in savings)

Option 3: Add three 30 min lessons per week.  Get your first THREE lessons FREE! ($103.50 in savings)

Complete the Summer ROCKET Program & Receive Special Bonuses:

- Limited edition Summer Rocket Trophy

- Limited edition Summer Rocket Wristband

- VIP Access: Get the best spots before we release this to the public on June 15th

It's easy to sign up!  Contact the office to see what times are open!

You must be enrolled for a minimum of the summer months (June, July, and August) with one of the three options above to redeem savings and bonuses!  We know you're going to love your summer lessons and we hope you'll continue them for a long time to get better at playing music! To discontinue charges going forward after the summer, if you prefer, it's easy - please contact the office before August 15th.

If you're not a current student, you can get a SUMMER MUSIC LESSON PACK from the Columbia Arts Academy and save $75.00!

Sign up for lessons and mention Facebook, and you'll get your registration and first lesson FOR FREE! Plus, you'll receive a summer fun pack containing a music notebook and a beach bucket, beach ball, or personal cooler! We offer lessons in piano, guitar, drums, voice, bass, and more for ages 4 and up. This offer expires on Friday, May 31st, so get your $75.00 in savings now!

Fill out this short form and mention the Summer Music Lesson Pack: www.columbiaartsacademy.com/request-info. You can also call/text us at 803-787-0931 or visit us in person at 3630 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29205, 7 days a week! Let's make MUSIC this summer!

This offer is only valid for new students who are not currently enrolled! Not valid for refunds or credits and cannot be combined with any other offer.

The Free Times Annual Best of Columbia poll will be underway next week! We're proud to be winners of "Best Place for Music Lessons" for the last TEN YEARS IN A ROW and with your help, we can make it eleven!

As KISS says, 'Without our fans, we are nothing.' Students, without you, we would be nothing, and it has been our honor and greatest joy to be making music with you for all these years! Thank you for being a part of our musical family and for your unwavering support. Every vote counts!

We're so excited to see all of our students performing in our 2024 Summer Recitals! The recital schedules have been released and you can find them, along with all essential recital information, including parking details and maps, at: columbiaartsacademy.com/recitals

A reminder that due to scheduling conflicts with the Darla Moore School of Business, we will not be able to hold our 2024 Summer Recitals at Johnson Hall. Instead, the June recitals will be hosted at the Koger Center in the Large Rehearsal Room. RECITAL SCHEDULES HAVE ALREADY BEEN SENT OUT - PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR RECITAL SCHEDULE.

Here's to making music with you all at the Columbia Arts Academy, Lexington School of Music, and Irmo Music Academy!

Musical Ladder System® Achievements!

The Columbia Arts Academy, Lexington School of Music & Irmo Music Academy are the only music schools in the Midlands that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests with the Musical Ladder System®. It was actually created by academy Director Marty Fort. It has been awarded multiple patents and is being used by schools nationwide.

Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces by giving them full color, really cool "Musical Ladder System®" wristbands that they can show off to their friends.

Welcome New Students!

Please Welcome the our new students who registered in May!

Is Your Teacher Sold Out?

Many teachers have sold out. If you need a schedule change or would like to be added to a waiting list for a particular teacher, day or time, please contact any of our office staff team and they can add you to the waiting list. If you are not a student yet there are still limited lessons spots available.


2024 Summer Recitals

June 14th, 2024 to June 17th, 2024

June 28th, 2024 to June 30th, 2024

Summer Break

July 3rd, 2024 to July 7th, 2024

Labor Day

September 2nd, 2024

Thanksgiving Break

Nov 26th, 2024 to Dec 1st, 2024

Winter Break

Dec 23rd, 2024 to Jan 1st, 2025

It's easy to take the first step.

Ready to start? You have nothing to lose.

Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.

Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!

$34.50 / 30 minutes

Lessons are available seven days a week, and scheduled once a week. A one-time registration fee is $25 (due only at time of registration).

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