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Lexington, SC 29072
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Lexington School of Music Grand Opening!

Stop by the NEW Lexington School of Music!
226 Barr Road, Lexington, SC 29072

Check out Lexington South Carolina's newest music lesson facility with 11 state of the arts
rooms, great parking, outdoor seating for our clients and more!
Visit us online at

     Important Dates:

Memorial Day Holiday


Sunday, May 24th and Monday, May 25th

Summer Break

Friday, July 3rd through Tuesday, July 7th

Thanks For Another Great Recital!

Students from the Columbia Arts Academy and
the Lexington School of Music put on another
fantastic performance May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

Students, thank you for all of your hard work!

Drum Student Tyler with his instructor, Will Ashley.

Voice student Blake with his instructor, Laura Smith.

Piano student Tyler with his instructor, Stephanie Bova.

Voice Student Brianna with her instructor, Megan Miller.

Refer Your Friends and Win Great Prizes!

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

Congratulations to Chase W. for winning two free tickets to see the Steve Miller Band
at the Colonial LIfe Arena!

You can view the video of the drawing here:

Raffle Drawing

Refer Your Friends for Lessons and YOU Could Win 2 Tickets To See Paul McCartney at the Colonial Life Arena!

Refer your friends to the Academy and if they sign up, we'll enter you AND your friends into our next raffle
so you both can win great prizes including tickets to local events or even a free iPad. We'll also give you a $25.00 retail certificate to say thanks AND we'll give your friend one as well!

Thank you so much for your referrals.

Visit Our Friends at The Little Gym!

The Little Gym


Summer is on its way and so are Summer Classes
and Camp Programs at The Little Gym! The Little
Gym of Columbia and The Little Gym of Lexington
are now enrolling for Summer Session for children
ages 4 months to 12 years!

Call today at 803-738-1115 to find the
perfect Summer Program for your child!

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!

Pet of the Month - Kenai

Thank you, Tyler and Tracy, for sharing your picture of your new puppy, Kenai!
Kenai is an English Bulldog and was born on January 31st.

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

For being our Pet of the Month, Kenai’s family received a $25 Retail Certificate to the Columbia Arts Academy!

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

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

Charlie L.

Marina H.

Susan Faith E.

Mariah T.

Archie T.

Jason W.

                    Sophia H.                   

Ricky G.

                    Sara J.                        

William G.

                    Nice C.                       

Ross C.

                Maggie B.                  

Skyler I.

    Clifford M.            

Wilhelmenia A.

                Darius Y.                    

Jordan R.

                    Selah W.                    

Lauren T.

                    Vinnie P.                    

Morgan L.

                    Margaret M.               

Travis P.

                Brianna B.                  

Miranda B.

    Mary F.   

Alyssa B.

Olivia M.           

Logan S.

                    Gibson S.                    

Steve H.

                Julienne M.                

Finn C.

                Beckham A.               

Veronica W.

                    Celia P.                       

Miles V.

                Owen M.                    

Thomas K.

                    Savanna F.                   

Brady B.

                    Kylie C.                       

Rayne M.

                Adaih A.                     

Hanna L.    

Eliza B.

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 May or June, 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, Fridays: SOLD OUT. Tuesdays & Thursdays: Two Spots Left.

Will Ashley • Mondays & Fridays: Two Spots Left.

Evan Simmons • Tuesdays: Two Spots Left. Saturdays: SOLD OUT.


Lewis Taylor. • Mondays: ONE SPOT LEFT. Wednesdays: SOLD OUT.

Brett Floyd •Wednesdays: One Spot Left.

Garrett Glover • Mondays: One Spot Left. Thursdays: SOLD OUT.

Max Hardy • Mondays & Tuesdays: SOLD OUT. Fridays: ONE SPOT LEFT.

Mike Schaming • Mondays: SOLD OUT.

Wes Pellerin • Mondays, Thursdays, & Saturdays: SOLD OUT.

Zach Bingham • Mondays: SOLD OUT. Tuesdays: One Spot Left.


Emilie Hsu • Wednesdays & Fridays: SOLD OUT.

Lisa Churchya • Tuesdays: Two Spots Left.

Neil Ostenfeld • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays: SOLD OUT. Mondays: One Spot Left.

Nikea Randolph • Mondays: SOLD OUT.

Peter Rich • Tuesdays: Two Spots Left.

Jennifer Pollins • Wednesdays & Thursdays: SOLD OUT.

Michael Thomas • Sundays: One Spot Left. Thursdays: One Spot Left.

Megan Miller • Tuesdays: One Spot Left. Wednesdays: SOLD OUT.

Please call us at 803-787-0931 in Columbia or 803-996-0623 in Lexington for the latest on lesson availability.


Students at the Columbia Arts Academy & Lexington School of Music who pass their ‘Musical Ladder Tests’ get wristbands, certificates and trophies. Hundreds of students of all ages passed their tests and you can see the well deserved smiles on their faces. We are so proud of them!

Keep tuned to our Facebook page for daily updates on the latest winners. You might see someone YOU know! If you’re not a student yet, and your child is not getting to participate, please reach out to us at or or call our Columbia location
803-787-0931 and or Lexington location 803-996-0623

Marty Fort



Musical Ladder Poster


We are one of the only music schools in Columbia and Lexington that offers a free picture day for our students.

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:



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.