Columbia Arts Academy Facebook
Lexington School of Music Columbia Arts Academy Facebook
3630 Rosewood Drive
Columbia, SC 29205
803-787-0931
info@columbiaartsacademy.com
www.ColumbiaArtsAcademy.com


Columbia Arts Academy Twitter
711 East Main St. Suite A2
Lexington, SC 29072
803-929-7867
info@lexingtonschoolofmusic.com
www.LexingtonSchoolofMusic.com
Columbia Arts Academy Twitter


AUGUST NEWSLETTER

Academy Dogs Lucky & Mozzy Fort have a special announcement!

Academy Dogs Lucky & Mozzy Fort Have A Special Announcement • Baby Gaurd Duty Starts March 2015


Valerie and I are ecstatic to be expecting our first child in March. Actually a lot of Academy teachers are either expecting or have recently had a baby. Be on the lookout in the September news for all of the latest 'baby' news that's happening with your favorite office staff member and or teacher. We're also working on 'Future Academy Student" T-Shirts for babies, so if you have any ideas for the design or other cool baby ideas, please let us know!

Marty Fort
Director
Columbia Arts Academy & Lexington School of Music.

Please welcome the new students
who enrolled at our schools in July!


Laney P.
Albert M.
Samantha F.
Riley M.
David H.
Sarah D.
Jane S.
Blake F.
Terry P.
Isabella G.
Thomas S.
Reece D.
Alana D.
Andrea D.
Zane Y.
Abby G.
Mayra V.
Catherine A.
Ryan L.
Rachel D.
Maya W.
Leon W.
Nick M.
Sterling M.
Leon C.
Trinity E.
Rachael B.
Andrew A.
Stefanie B.
Daniel N.
Anthony K.
Alex A.
Ashley H.
Sophie K.
Lexi T.
Aaron H.
Chauncey H.
Skyler S.
Brooks S.
Morgan C.
Matthew L.
Meg H.
Bailey G.
Ben T.
Mark S.
Abbie D.
Zaiah N.
Erich R.

Sign Up NOW For The December Recitals!

*Let your teacher know now if you would like to perform in the December recital. If you are not yet a student, give us a call so we can give you more information on how you or your child can perform in December.

Lexington School of Music students
Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7th

Columbia College Spears Music Arts Center
9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Columbia Arts Academy students
Saturday, December 20 & Sunday, December 21st

USC School of Music recital hall
9 a.m.-9 p.m.

USC School of Music Recital Hall

Congratluations to all of our students who performed
in our May recitals!

They did a great job and we’re very proud of them.

Pictured above is the USC School of
Music recital hall where the CAA recital was held.

Columbia College Recital Hall • Columbia Arts Academy Recital December 7th 2013

Pictured above:
All set up and ready to go!
The Lexington School of Music stage set up at Columbia College for the December recital!

Recitals will be here before you know it! Don't miss our December recitals at the USC School of Music & Columbia College. If you're not a student yet, there's still time to participate. Contact the office at 803-787-0931
info@columbiaartsacademy.com

Columbia College Recital Hall Columbia Arts Recital Saturday December 7th, 2013

The crowd gets ready for the recital to start and the doors to open.

Great job students!


Also mark your calendars for these upcoming holidays:

Labor Day:
Sunday, August 31st-Monday, September 1st, 2014

Thanksgiving Break:
Thursday, November 27th- Sunday, November 30th

Christmas
Tuesday, December 23rd-Thursday, January 1st 2015


Is YOUR Teacher Sold Out?
Teachers With Waiting Lists.


Lexington School of Music Voice Lesson Teacher Megan Miller Gives her student Henry W An Award for passing his Musical Ladder Test!

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 August or September send an e-mail to info@columbiaartsacademy.com or info@lexingtonschoolofmusic.com Or you can call the Columbia office 803-787-0931, Lexington office at 803-929-7867.

DRUMS:

Jason Summers • Mondays 2:30-8:00 p.m. SOLD OUT, Wednesdays, 3:30-8:30 p.m. SOLD OUT, Fridays one spot left at 5:00 p.m. Contact the office for details.

Evan Simmons • Sundays 3:00-6:00 p.m. SOLD OUT, Wednesdays 3:30-6:30 p.m. SOLD OUT

Will Ashley • Mondays 3:30-6:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. Thursdays 3:30-7:00 p.m. SOLD OUT. FRIDAYS 4:00-7:00 p.m. SOLD OUT

GUITAR:

Lewis Taylor • Mondays 1:00-8:00 p.m. ALL TIMES SOLD OUT. Wednesdays 2:30-8:00 p.m. ALL TIMES SOLD OUT

Max Hardy • Mondays ALL TIMES SOLD OUT. Tuesdays ALL TIMES SOLD OUT.

Brett Floyd • Tuesdays ALL TIMES SOLD OUT.

Garrett Glover
• Tuesdays 2:30-7:30 p.m. ALL TIMES SOLD OUT. Wednesdays 3:00-7:30 p.m. ALL TIMES SOLD OUT

Wes Pellerin • Mondays ALL TIMES SOLD OUT. Wednesdays ALL TIMES SOLD OUT. Saturdays 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ALL TIMES SOLD OUT

Zach Toman • Mondays 2:00-7:00 p.m. SOLD OUT.

PIANO:


Stephanie Bova • Wednesdays 3:30-7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT.

Jolene Flory
• Mondays ALL TIMES SOLD OUT.

Jennifer Pollins • Tuesdays ALL TIMES SOLD OUT. Thursdays 4:00-8:00 SOLD OUT. Fridays ALL TIMES SOLD OUT.

Neil Ostenfeld
• Sundays ALL SPOTS SOLD OUT. Tuesdays 3:00-9:00 p.m. SOLD OUT. Wednesdays 3:00-8:00 p.m. SOLD OUT Thursdays ALL SPOTS SOLD OUT.

Peter Rich
• Tuesdays 3:00-7:00 p.m. SOLD OUT. Wednesdays 3:00-8:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. Thursdays 3:00-8:30 p.m. SOLD OUT.

Emilie Hsu • Wednesdays 5:30-8:00 p.m. SOLD OUT.

Michael Thomas • Tuesdays 3:00-7:00 p.m. SOLD OUT

VOICE:

Megan Miller • Mondays ALL TIMES SOLD OUT. Tuesdays 4:00-8:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. Thursdays ALL TIMES SOLD OUT.

Ashlee Poole • Sundays ONE spot left at 5:00 p.m. Contact the office for details: 803-787-0931 info@columbiaartsacademy.com

Justin Stillabower 
• Saturdays ONE spot left at 12:30 p.m. Contact the office for details: 803-787-0931 info@columbiaartsacademy.com

Michael Thomas • Saturdays ONE spot left at 2:00 p.m. Contact the office for details: 803-996-0623 info@lexingtonschoolofmusic.com


CELEBRATING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT!

Lexington School of Music Piano Students

Lexington School of Music piano students Emma and Susie S. received their Musical Ladder Rock Star Awards! Here they are with their piano lesson teacher Lisa Churchya. Great job guys!

Lexington School of Music Guitar Student

Lexington School of Music guitar student Charlie S.
passed his Musical Ladder Song Bird quiz with flying colors! Here he is with his guitar teacher, Alec Edelson. Great job guys!

Columbia Arts Academy Voice Student

Columbia Arts Academy voice student Sarah A. received
her Musical Ladder “Apprentice” award. She studies with Megan Miller.

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 info@columbiaartsacademy.com or info@lexingtonschoolofmusic.com or call our Columbia location
803-787-0931 and or Lexington location 803-996-0623

Marty Fort
Director



Musical Ladder Poster

 

Lucky Fort Says It's Panther Time!

Lucky Panther

Academy dog Lucky Fort is ready for some Carolina Panthers Football!

How about you?
Read below for their full 2014 training camp & game schedule.

Pet of the Month!

Columbia Arts Academy Pet Of the Month!

Send in YOUR pictures of you and your pet. Each student receives a $25.00
retail certificate (contact the office to pick up) and we’ll also donate $100 to
PETS, Inc - The Carolinas Humane Society in the student’s name.
Our “Pet of the Week” belongs to Lexington School of Music guitar student
Grant W. He takes guitar lessons with Zach Toman. Here he his with his dog
Maggie. Keep those pet pics coming! E-mail us today!
info@columbiaartsacademy.com or info@lexingtonschoolofmusic.com



Teacher Feedback

Columbia Arts Academy Adult Student Mr Bill

 

We REALLY value your feedback about our teachers and schools. A lot of you sent in some great feedback about why you think your Academy is great. We wanted to share a few in the newsletters. This month we’re focusing on feedback from adult students:

"For most of my life I have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar, but never took lessons as a child. Then one day I decided that I was going to stop “wanting” and start “doing” and signed up for classes at the Columbia Arts Academy. I have learned so much and have had a great deal of fun along the way - I only wish that I had started lessons much earlier!"

-Jennifer Simmons, Columbia, SC

"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!"

-Tarry McGovern, Columbia, SC

Please send YOUR teacher feedback to us at info@columbiaartsacademy.com or info@lexingtonschoolofmusic.com

Did you read your newsletter this month?

Each month we pull the name of one of our students to win a $25 retail gift certificate.

This month’s winner is EMAURI SINGLETARY!

Congrats Emauri & please contact the office to pick up your prize.

Carolina Panthers Training Camp and
2014 Game Schedule!

Columbia Arts Academy Director Marty Fort with Carolina Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson with
Academy Director Marty Fort

TRAINING CAMP AT WOFFORD COLLEGE:

Friday July 25 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Fan Fest at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Saturday July 26 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Gibbs Stadium-Wofford
Sunday July 27 3:10-5:20 p.m.
Monday July 28 9:25-11:35 a.m.
Tuesday July 29 9:25-11:35 a.m.
Wednesday July 30 No Practice
Thursday July 31 3:10-5:20 p.m.
Friday August 1 9:25-11:35 a.m.
Saturday August 2 9:25-11:35 a.m.
Sunday August 3 9:25-11:35 a.m.
Monday August 4 No Practice
Tueday August 5 3:10-5:20 p.m.
Wednesday August 6 9:25-11:35 a.m.
Thursday August 7 9:25-11:20 a.m.
Friday August 8 7:30 p.m. - vs. Buffalo Bills at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
Saturday August 9 No Practice
Sunday August 10 6:10-8:20 p.m.
Monday August 11 3:15-5:20 p.m.
Tuesday August 12 3:10-5:20 p.m.

GAME SCHEDULE:

1 Sep 07 CAR @ TB Raymond James Stadium 4:25 PM
2 Sep 14 DET @ CAR Bank of America Stadium 1:00 PM 3 Sep 21 PIT @ CAR Bank of America Stadium 8:30 PM
4 Sep 28 CAR @ BAL M&T Bank Stadium 1:00 PM 5 Oct 05 CHI @ CAR Bank of America Stadium 1:00 PM 6 Oct 12 CAR @ CIN Paul Brown Stadium 1:00 PM
7 Oct 19 CAR @ GB Lambeau Field 1:00 PM
8 Oct 26 SEA @ CAR Bank of America Stadium 1:00 PM 9 Oct 30 NO @ CAR Bank of America Stadium 8:25 PM 10 Nov 10 CAR @ PHI Lincoln Financial Field 8:30 PM 11 Nov 16 ATL @ CAR Bank of America Stadium 1:00 PM
12 Bye
13 Nov 30 CAR @ MIN TCF Bank Stadium 1:00 PM
14 Dec 07 CAR @ NO Mercedes-Benz Superdome 1:00 PM
15 Dec 14 TB @ CAR Bank of America Stadium 1:00 PM
16 Dec 21 CLE @ CAR Bank of America Stadium 1:00 PM
17 Dec 28 CAR @ ATL Georgia Dome 1:00 PM



Sign up for Picture Days in December!

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 November and is 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 803-929-7867
Or e-mail info@columbiaartsacademy.com info@lexingtonschoolofmusic.com

ROCK BAND STUDENTS ON THE NEWS!

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.



DID YOU SEE US IN THE FREE TIMES?

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:
www.free-times.com




Important Dates!

Summer Break
Tuesday, July 1st-Monday, July 7th, 2014

Labor Day
Sunday, August 31st-Monday, September 1st, 2014

Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 27th- Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Christmas
Tuesday, December 23rd-Thursday, January 1st 2015




NOW OFFERING
SUNDAY LESSONS!


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 info@columbiaartsacademy.com info@lexingtonschoolofmusic.com

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 803-929-7867
Or e-mail info@columbiaartsacademy.com info@lexingtonschoolofmusic.com

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

COLUMBIA:
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.