“My three children wanted to play different instruments and there are so many instructors at the Columbia Arts Academy, it was very easy for us to choose a time and date to fit our busy schedule. The teachers have always been very positive and encouraging to all of my children, which is very important to me.”
"Columbia Arts Academy is a wonderful place to learn how to play an instrument. Staff are warm and welcoming, the building is very clean. I love the unlimited make-ups aspect. With kids getting sick, it's nice to know we will be able to make up classes at our convenience. My son's teacher is the best. My son really enjoys every lesson and learning to play the piano. I'm so glad we found them!"-Rachael McNally, Columbia, SC
"From the first day our children became students at the Columbia Arts Academy, we’ve been extremely impressed with the professionalism and dedication of all of the instructors. Both of our children have made great strides – one on bass guitar and one in voice. Their lessons have allowed them to meet other kids with similar musical interests and they’ve been able to start their own rock band. With the help of the Columbia Arts Academy, they have played at the Rosewood Crawfish Festival, Vista Lights, and 5-Points St. Patty’s Day celebration. We are truly fortunate to have found a music school that is so encouraging and that our children LOVE!"
-Lisa & Chris Austin, 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
"Probably the best thing I've done in the past ten years! Learning to play the guitar and working on my voice has made my life so much richer. If learning a language was as fun and fulfilling as taking lessons at the Academy, I'd be multi-lingual. Until then, I'll just sing and play!"
-Kristian Niemi, owner Rosso Italian Trattoria, Columbia, SC
"The Columbia Arts Academy is an incredibly welcoming environment that nurtures your child's love of music in an absolutely positive manner. The staff is very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. My 6 year old can't wait for her voice lesson each week!!"
"Our experience at CAA has been wonderful. Their teachers are professional and knowledgeable as are their office staff. My son has truly grown as an artist in his time at the school."-Lisa Militello , Columbia, SC
"My guitar lessons are a bright spot during my long work weeks. I enjoy what I do for a living, but I also like the escape that my music provides me. Lewis Taylor is a great instructor and creates a fun and productive learning environment for me. He is very enthusiastic and is just as excited about learning new music as I am. I am fifty years old and have enjoyed learning to play the guitar. There so many different facets that influence your playing. Learning the fret board, different ways to play songs on the fret board, alternate tunings, shapes, and musical styles.
I highly recommend signing up for guitar lessons at Columbia Arts Academy. Once you do you'll wonder way you didn't sign up earlier. Learning to play and create music is a great outlet and everyone should allow themselves the chance to enjoy and experience it! I am glad I did."
-Kirby Formyduvall, Columbia, SC
"When I saw a tv commercial for Academy, I thought it was time to stop wishing I could play guitar and start really learning. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The environment is positive, happy, and encouraging. Lessons are challenging and focused on the types of music I'm interested in learning. As a middle-aged female, I was worried I would be considered "weird" for wanting to learn rock music, but I quickly discovered there was nothing to worry about. Everyone I've encountered at the Academy is only interested in sharing their love of music and playing without any concern about how old you are. If you've always wanted to learn, or wished you were better at your instrument, don't put it off any longer! The Academy is a great place to learn!"
-Jason Schafer, Swansea, SC
"My teacher always challenged me to be the best, which in return, helped prepare me for college as a jazz guitar performance major. His optimism and dedication shown in his teaching proceeded to help me get accepted to The South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanties, and the College of Charleston."
"My teacher's versatile teaching skills led me to become a better player with a professional outlook on how to become the best."
"He has given me the learning tools that will last forever."
-Josh Walker, New York, NY
"My teacher is an ideal teacher for an older adult. His style is to be patient and encouraging, but at the same time uncompromising in making sure we learn proper technique. Also he does not rigidly adhere to one way only in teaching, but can adapt the teaching style to the student's needs and abilities. I recommend him very much."
-Charles T. Thornsvard, M. D., Columbia, SC
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.
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