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Many of you remember Robert Savage. In addition to being one of the best drummers in the SouthEast he was also a great teacher. Loved by students, parents and staff.

We’re sad to announce that his daughter Morgan Savage has passed away. All we can say is that our thoughts and prayers are with the Savage family.

Morgan loved music and was loved by all who knew her. Memorials may be made to

St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital,
c/o DIPG Research,
Dr. Alberto Broniscer, MD,
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Condolences may be made to Morgan’s family at

See more at:


• Our rock band class students had a blas playing at Edventure, Sunday, June 21st for “Make Music Columbia” day! They were also featured on ABC Wolo news.

Check out their picture below rocking with "Eddie!"

Columbia Arts Academy Rock Band Kids At Edventure Children's Museum

More info at:

• Mark your calendars for our Summer Break: Friday 7/3/15 - Tuesday 7/7/15

• We’d like to congratulate all of our very talented students and their teachers for the GREAT recitals in May at Columbia College.

• We’ll be announcing the dates for the December recitals very soon.


‘Since 2003 (first Marty Fort Guitar Studio, then Columbia Guitar Academy, now Columbia Arts Academy) we have had the great pleasure of teaching thousands of students from around the region (including commuters from the Upstate, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Georgia) for over a decade. This month, we’re happy to celebrate these students who continue to grow as musicians and perfect their musical craft!

The Otis Family (Cindy, Joe, Jacob, and Jessica): Various Instruments, celebrates 11 years.

Larry Jones, Guitar with Lewis Taylor (formerly Marty Fort): celebrates 11 years.

Chip Brown, Bass Guitar with Lewis Taylor (formerly Marty Fort): celebrates 10 years.

Neal Dolan, Guitar with Lewis Taylor (formerly Marty Fort): celebrates 10 years.’

Keep up the great work!

Marty Fort

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:

Summer Break

Friday, July 3rd through Tuesday, July 7th

Refer Your Friends and Win Great Prizes!

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

Congratulations to Beth McGuire. for winning two free tickets to see Paul McCartney
at the Colonial LIfe Arena!

Beth McGuitar Won Paul McCartney Tickets!

Refer Your Friends for Lessons before August 31st and YOU Could Win An APPLE WATCH!

Win An Apple Watch For Referring Your Friends

Refer your friends to the Academy and if they sign up, we'll enter you AND your friends into our next raffle on August 31st 2015 so you and your friends both can win great prizes. 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 - Katch

Katch Pet of the Month!

Katch is a seven year old Pembroke Welsh
Corgi who enjoys snacks and belly rubs.

He has quite a powerful singing voice, and will join in if you sing the right notes to get him

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, the Posey family received a $25 Retail Certificate to the Columbia Arts Academy!

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


Megan C.

Meera C.

Isabel K.

Farrah K.

Noah B.

Olivia S.

Tommy M.

Scarlett C.

Bryetta S.

Jordan M.

Lucy S.

Luca C-Z

Tiffany M.

G abrielle M.

Kennedy B.

Gabrielle M.

E ileen S.

Taliyah F.

Jordan B.

Spears G.

Paisley M.

Davian M.

Natasha G-C.

Helen M.

Jane S.

Elaine F.

Mikal M.

Julianna S.

Yue L.

Anna K.

Jessie C.

Dorian D.

Doriell D.

Alex S.

Barrett B.

Avery K.

Tom B.

Tate F.

Stewart C.

Aryonna C.

Amber M.

Asa K.

Robin D.

John G.

Jessica E.

Donald T.

Derek G.

Fletcher S.

Chandler M.

Bella K.

Jake A.

Lauren M.

Lawson C.

Chase R.

Josh S.

Ciara S.

Robbie M.

Morrison G.

Alejandra P.

Elsie S.

Zoe T.

Alexandria M.

Sam M.

Samantha K.

Tomas C-Z

Luca C-Z

Tiffany M.

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. Fridays: ONE SPOT LEFT. :

Will Ashley • Thursdays & Fridays: TWO SPOTS LEFT.

Evan Simmons • Tuesdays: TWO SPOTS LEFT.


Lewis Taylor. • Mondays: TWO SPOTS LEFT. Wednesdays & Thursdays: SOLD OUT.

Garrett Glover
• Mondays & Wednesdays: TWO SPOTS LEFT.

Lucas Johnson • Thursdays: TWO SPOTS LEFT.

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

Mike Schaming • Mondays: SOLD OUT.

Wes Pellerin • Mondays, Thursdays, & Saturdays: SOLD OUT. Wednesdays: ONE SPOT LEFT.

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


Lisa Churchya • Fridays: TWO SPOTS LEFT.

Neil Ostenfeld • Tuesdays: SOLD OUT. Mondays: One Spot Left.

Nikea Randolph • Mondays: SOLD OUT.

Peter Rich • Tuesdays: Two Spots Left.

Jennifer Pollins
• Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays: SOLD OUT. Thursdays: TWO SPOTS LEFT.

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

Megan Miller
• Tuesdays & Wednesdays: SOLD OUT.


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!

Musical Ladder System Award Winners

Drum Student Skyler earns his Musician Award. He studies with instructor Jason Summers.

Musical Ladder Award Winners in June!

Voice Student Sabrine earns her Apprentice Award. She studies with instructor Megan Miller.

Musical Ladder Award Winner with Guitar Teacher Garrett!

Guitar Student Parker as he earns his Vivace Award. Parker studies wtih instructor Garrett Glover.

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

226 Barr Road
Lexington, SC 29072
Next to Lexington Presbyterian Church

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.