Update From Director Marty Fort!

Dear students,

I wanted to touch base and give you another update on the schools.

First of all, we want to give you a few shout outs and thank you’s. Number one to our students. Thank you, thank you, thank you students for being with us during this very difficult time. Gene Simmons from Kiss has always said without the fans Kiss is nothing and we have always said without the students here we are nothing. So again thank you, students, and parents of students!

It’s been a difficult year as you all know. But we’re getting through it just fine and we’re doing lessons in person and online. We’re seeing a lot of students return for either in-person or online lessons or some are doing both. It’s your choice and even before the pandemic that is the way we’ve conducted business. It is the way we will always conduct business.

We also want to give a big shout out to all of our teachers. They’ve been working very hard. They’ve all pivoted and adjusted. They’re doing awesome work with lessons, in-person and online. So thank you teachers for all that you do!


If you refer a student to us, we will send you a $25 dollar gift card to Amazon or Target. We will also do the same for the person you referred. If you have any questions please let the office know.

But, thank you and a big welcome to all of our new students. Thank you so much for your referrals. Our enrollment is going up. But we really appreciate your referrals. Please keep them coming!


Get your loved one a special gift by registering them for lessons, and we can even ship it to you for free if you can’t pick it up in person. We’ll do the work for you and you can save $75.00 at the same time! Get this one time a year special and we’ll prepare a fully stuffed stocking for the special person in your life to include:

One month of lessons certificate (1st lesson free with this special), $25.00 music retail certificate for books and music supplies, $25.00 registration voucher, candy canes and holiday candy, and instrument-specific goodies!

It’s EASY to redeem! Call or text us at: 803-787-0931 and mention the stocking promotion!

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 over 100 New Students who registered in October!

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.


Winter Break - Closed

Tue, 12/22/20 - Fri, 1/1/21

2021 Spring Recitals | Week 1

March 20, 2021 - March 21, 2021

2021 Spring Recitals | Week 2

March 25, 2021 - March 28, 2021

Performance at The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Sat, August 7, 2021

2021 Fall Recitals | Week 1

October 16, 2021 - October 17, 2021

2021 Fall Recitals | Week 2

October 22, 2021 - October 24, 2021

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

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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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