The Columbia Arts Academy is the largest music school in the state of South Carolina with an active enrollment of over 1,000 students. Students drive from as far away as Charleston and the Upstate of South Carolina to take lessons here. While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming an Academy student and find out why we are South Carolina's number one choice for music lessons.

12 Benefits of becoming an Academy student:

1. Guitar, Voice, Singing, Piano, Drums, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Music Fun & Play and Rock Band Classes in ONE location!
2. The largest and most qualified teaching faculty in Columbia.
3. The widest range of lesson times available seven days a week!
4. A proven track record of excellence since 2003.
5. A comfortable parent's lounge for our clients.
6. The most technologically advanced and fully stocked music lesson rooms in Columbia!
7. Free recitals in world class performance halls and annual rock band showcase!
8. Professional office staff seven days a week to serve you.
9. Located on scenic Barr road.
10. Student Discount Cards - We offer student discount cards for their students which saves them money all throughout the year.
11. Month to Month lessons.
12. Picture Day - Every May and December we host a free picture day with professional photographer Elaine Floyd.

If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.

Contact Details

  City Lexington , SC
  Zip Code 29072
  Address 226 Barr Road
  Phone Number (803) 996-0623

Products & Services

Music Lessons

Music Lessons

We offer lessons in: Guitar, Voice, Piano, Ukulele, Banjo, Drums and Bass.

What Do You Learn In Your Lessons?
That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals.

We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach. A seven year old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty seven year old taking up piano for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child.

The main reason to choose our Academy is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual. If you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.

Customer Testimonials

My three children wanted to play different instruments and there are so many instructors at the Columbia Arts Academy, it was very easy for us to choose a time and date to fit our busy schedule. The teachers have always been very positive and encouraging to all of my children, which is very important to me.

"From the first day our children became students at the Columbia Arts Academy, we've been extremely impressed with the professionalism and dedication of all of the instructors. Both of our children have made great strides one on bass guitar and one in voice. Their lessons have allowed them to meet other kids with similar musical interests and they've been able to start their own rock band. With the help of the Columbia Arts Academy, they have played at the Rosewood Crawfish Festival, Vista Lights, and 5-Points St. Patty's Day celebration. We are truly fortunate to have found a music school that is so encouraging and that our children LOVE!"

The Academy is a great place for the adult, who never had the time, patience, or attention span, as a child to learn to play an instrument. The Academy fosters a love for music and is a great place for an adult, to take the plunge and do something that they have only talked about for years. The instruction is excellent! The instructors are patient! Every adult that I know has nothing but great things to say about the experience they have with learning to play an instrument. If you have told everyone for years, that someday you were going to sing, play the guitar, piano etc... this is the place for you to finally do it!

"The Columbia Arts Academy laid a perfect path for me to advance in my music career. My teacher had an amazing talent of teaching me all the basics while keeping the lessons very entertaining. The Columbia Arts Academy is full of insightful teachers who are talented not just with music but also at inspiring and captivating their students. If one wants to learn seriously or play as an amateur there is no better place to go."

"My teacher makes learning so much fun. He knows all genres of music. He can go from classical to hard rock in the blink of an eye. If you're looking for the best teachers the Columbia Arts Academy is the place for you."

I may well be chronologically the oldest student at the academy and I must say I am really enjoying being a part of it. I've taken lessons in classical guitar off and on (mostly off) over the years and only since retiring from State employment have I been able to devote the time to music I would like and have made great strides under my teacher's patient instruction.

My teacher is an excellent instructor! I am continually amazed by the level of expertise and versatility he demonstrates with the guitar. I have been playing for 11 years and he is able to develop lessons that challenge and encourage me to grow in my playing and performance. My teacher is able to quickly and effectively teach difficult material in a way that students can easily understand. This is a rare gift in any field. I enthusiastically recommend the Columbia Arts Academy.

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