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Congratulations to Drum Instructor Jason Summers for being endorsed as a regional artist by the Sabian Cymbals Company!

Important Dates:

Labor Day Break


Monday, September 7th

Winter Recitals (BOTH LSM & CAA)

Friday, December 4th
Saturday, December 5th
Sunday, December 6th
at Columbia College in the Spears Music Arts Center

Congratulations to Lexington School of Music Piano Student Jivana
for scoring 100% on her Royal Conservatory Theory Exam!

Pet of the Month - Cosmo

This adorable Alaskan Malamute puppy has
come by to visit us a few times, and we’re excited to have
her as our Pet of the Month!

Cosmo likes to sing in the CAA lobby, greets other students,
and tries to crash in on her brother Alex’s piano lessons.

For being our Pet of the Month, Cosmo’s family will receive a $25 retail
certificate to use at the Academy!

Send us pictures of you and your pets, and we’ll
feature them on Facebook or our newsletter!

Refer Your Friends for Lessons and YOU Could Win
a new Apple Watch before August 31st!

Thanks to everyone who referred their friends to the Academy this Summer!

If you refer your friends to the Academy or Lexington School of Music we'll give you
a free $25 retail gift certificate and we'll give your friend a $25 certificate as well!

We ALSO enter both of you in a drawing for an Apple Watch!

Be sure to refer your friends before August 31st and good luck!

Visit Our Friends at The Little Gym!

The Little Gym

Season classes at The Little Gym are filling quickly, and we would love for you to join us! Give us a call today to reserve your child's space to have some Serious Fun! The Little Gyms of Columbia and Lexington are always enrolling for children ages 4 months to 12 years!

The Little Gym is a proven blend of music, movement and motivation. Our unique, noncompetitive, exclusive curriculum and proprietary music combine to provide students from four months to twelve years of age a chance to develop physically, intellectually and socially. All while building the confidence and self-esteem necessary for healthy, happy lives. Visit us online at or for more information, and to schedule your free introductory class!

Please welcome the NEW students who enrolled at our schools in June!

Please welcome the NEW students who enrolled at our schools in June:

Alex S.
Gracie G.
Cameron H.
Grayson P.
Jonathan B.
Sean M.
Jayden J.
Alan D.
Aiden W.
Daniel C.
Gabe C.
Henry C.
Aaron W.
Carly G.
Annabelle B
Donald T.
Courtney W.
Brittnay S.
John D.
Alyssa J.
Jose S.
Grace T.
Rose D.
Gabriel J.
Jacob L.
Jon V.
Zachary R.
Meghan R.
Naraya A.
Alexander J.
Denise S.
Kaitlyn R.
Noah S.
Izzy S.
Isaac S.
MacKenzie S.
Quiana F.
Jalissa J.
Paige B.
Abia B.
Haley H.
Lillie P.
Mackenzie R.
Jack D.
Anna D.
Jamess L.
Rose K. D
Stephen M.
Michelle M.
Ty B.
London M.
Riley E.
Kinley B.
Anne R.
Taahera I.
Arielle W.
Antron W.
Jayla C.
Jordan I.
Dozaus W.
Donna N.
Rachel D.


The Columbia Arts Academy and Lexington School of Music 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. 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” wristbands that they can show off to their friends.

More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they
practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins!

Pictured above: Guitar Lesson Student Nidia with instructor Max Hardy as she earns her Apprentice Wristband

Pictured above: Voice Student Katie earns her Rock Star Award. She studies with instructor Megan Miller.

Pictured above: Guitar Student Alex as he earns his Master Award.Alex studies wtih instructor Garrett Glover.

Pictured above: Voice lesson student Naraya with instructor Ashlee Poole as she earns her Apprentice Wristband

Be on the lookout in next’s month news and on our Facebook page for more great pics of our award winning students!

Is YOUR Teacher Sold Out?
Teachers With Waiting Lists.


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. To inquire about openings for July or August, send an e-mail to or Or you can call the Columbia office 803-787-0931, Lexington office at 803-996-0623.

Jason Summers • Mondays, Wednesdays: SOLD OUT. Thursdays: ONE SPOT LEFT. :
Will Ashley • Thursdays & Fridays: TWO SPOTS LEFT.
Evan Simmons • Tuesdays: TWO SPOTS LEFT. Saturdays: ONE SPOT LEFT.

Lewis Taylor. • Mondays: TWO SPOTS LEFT. Wednesdays: SOLD OUT. Thursdays: ONE SPOT LEFT.
Garrett Glover • Mondays: ONE SPOT LEFT. Wednesdays: SOLD OUT.
Lucas Johnson • Mondays: TWO SPOTS LEFT. Saturdays: SOLD OUT.
Max Hardy • Tuesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT. Wednesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT.
Mike Schaming • Mondays: SOLD OUT.
Wes Pellerin • Mondays, Thursdays, & Saturdays: SOLD OUT. Wednesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT.
Zach Bingham • Mondays: SOLD OUT. Tuesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT.

Lisa Churchya•Fridays: ONE SPOT LEFT.
Neil Ostenfeld • Tuesdays and Thursdays: SOLD OUT. Mondays: ONE SPOT LEFT.
Nikea Randolph • Saturdays: ONE SPOT LEFT.
Jennifer Pollins • Mondays: SOLD OUT. Wednesdays and Thursdays: TWO SPOTS LEFT.
Michael Thomas • Sundays: One Spot Left. Thursdays: One Spot Left.
Megan Miller • Tuesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT. Wednesdays: SOLD OUT.

Please contact the office for details

3630 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29205 803-787-0931 •

226 Barr Road, Lexington, SC 29072 • 803-996-0623 •

Musical Ladder Poster

Columbia Arts Academy Piano Student
Columbia Arts Academy Guitar Student
Columbia Arts Academy Piano Student
Columbia Arts Academy Drum Student
Columbia Arts Academy Voice Student Columbia Arts Academy Guitar Student

Visit the Picture Day Gallery for our Columbia or Lexington school to view the latest pics!
Want to get your child’s picture taken for free by a professional photographer?

The next Picture days are in December & May, and are open to all current Columbia Arts Academy/Lexington School of Music students and their parents!
*Must be a CURRENT student to participate.

Call the office today to schedule your time! Columbia: 803-787-0931 • Lexington 803-996-0623
Or e-mail


CBS WLTX Channel 19 and WACH Fox 57 came by to film our rock band class students for the local news and you can watch a clip online here or click on the video below if you have Flash installed.


Be sure to check out the debut issue of the
Free Times Parent magazine.

There’s a great feature on the Academy, that includes interviews with our teachers and students.

You can check it out online at:

Important Dates: DOGS ROCK! Benefit Concert and Student Showcase

Sunday, February 22nd at Jillian’s in the Vista

Columbia Arts Academy Spring Break

Tuesday, March 31st through Saturday , April 4th

Lexington School of Music Spring Break

Tuesday, April 7th through Saturday, April 11th

May Recital Dates

TBA at Columbia College


The Academy is now open 7 days a week!

Take voice, guitar, piano, bass or drums on Sundays 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Call the office today to schedule your time! Columbia: 803-787-0931 • Lexington 803-929-7867
Or e-mail

to ask about available times.

CAA Director Marty Fort was selected by the State Newspaper
for the 20 under 40 award!
(See page 9 of the PDF below)

20 Under 40 for 2011

It's easy to take the next step:

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

Columbia: 803-787-0931 • Lexington 803-996-0623
Or e-mail

711 East Main Street, Suite A2, Lexington, SC 29072
In the Lexington Old Mill

3630 Rosewood Dr, Columbia, SC 29205
(Between Midlands Tech Beltline & Rosewood Elementary)

Offering quality guitar, voice, bass, drum and piano lessons in Columbia,
Northeast Columbia, Lexington and Irmo South Carolina.