To say thanks to everyone who voted us "Best Place to Take Music Lessons" in the Free Times, we're having parties next week with lots of great prizes and goodies. Stop by either school for free food, drink, tours of the schools and register to win some amazing prizes including: Front row tickets to Marvel Universe Live at the Colonial Center, featuring your favorite Marvel Comic Book characters LIVE, an Acoustic Guitar, Three months of lessons, $50.00 music retail certificate, BoJangles gift cards and more. If you bring a friend with you you'll get double raffle tickets and so will they! Sponsored exclusively by Bojangles
Academy Dogs Lucky & Mozzy Fort have a special announcement!
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!
Columbia Arts Academy & Lexington School of Music.
Please welcome the new students
who enrolled at our schools in July!
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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:
Sunday, August 31st-Monday, September 1st, 2014
Thursday, November 27th- Sunday, November 30th
Tuesday, December 23rd-Thursday, January 1st 2015
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 August or September send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Or you can call the Columbia office 803-787-0931, Lexington office at 803-929-7867.
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
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.
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
Megan Miller • Mondays ALL TIMES SOLD OUT. Tuesdays 4:00-8:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. Thursdays ALL TIMES SOLD OUT.
Columbia Arts Academy piano lesson student Isabel Z. received her Musical Ladder Songbird award for passing her test! She studies with Stephanie Bova.
Lexington School of Music guitar lesson student Annalise G. received her Musical Ladder Songbird award for passing her test! She studies with Lewis Taylor.
Columbia Arts Academy drum lesson student Pierce M. received his Musical Ladder Vivace award! He studies with Jason Summers.
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!
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 Month” belongs to Lexington School of Music guitar student
Garrett G. He takes guitar lessons with Garrett Glover. Here he his with his cat Willow. Keep those pet pics coming! E-mail us today! firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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!"
Each month we pull the name of one of our students to win a $25 retail gift certificate.
This month’s winner is ZOE PARTIN!
Congrats Zoe & please contact the office to pick up your prize.
Carolina Panthers 2014 Game Schedule!
Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson with
Academy Director Marty Fort
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
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!
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.