April 17, 2024

Update From Director Marty Fort!

Read the latest update from Director Marty Fort:

Happy April, Academy families!

We wanted to take a minute and say THANK YOU and BRAVO to Kinsley, Michael, Ivan, and John for performing for the residents of the Jenni-Lynn assisted living community!  The residents were so appreciative and had many compliments for our students, and have invited us to come back!

Stay tuned for more performance opportunities!

We're so excited to see all of our students performing in the 2024 Summer Recitals! The recital schedule will be released in the next few days from our info@columbiaartsacademy.com email address! Recital dates are: Friday, June 14th; Saturday, June 15th; Sunday, June 16th; Monday, June 17th; Friday, June 28th; Saturday, June 29th; Sunday, June 30th.

Due to scheduling conflicts with the Darla Moore School of Business, we will not be able to hold our 2024 Summer Recitals at Johnson Hall. Instead, the June recitals will be hosted at the Koger Center in the Large Rehearsal Room. For all essential recital information, including parking details and maps, visit: columbiaartsacademy.com/recitals

Here's to a fantastic 2024 of making music with you all at the Columbia Arts Academy, Lexington School of Music, and Irmo Music Academy!

Musical Ladder System® Achievements!

The Columbia Arts Academy, Lexington School of Music & Irmo Music Academy are the only music schools in the Midlands that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests with the Musical Ladder System®. It was actually created by academy Director Marty Fort. It has been awarded multiple patents and is being used by schools nationwide.

Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces by giving them full color, really cool "Musical Ladder System®" wristbands that they can show off to their friends.

Welcome New Students!

Please Welcome the our new students who registered in April!

Is Your Teacher Sold Out?

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.


2024 Summer Recitals

June 14th, 2024 to June 17th, 2024

June 28th, 2024 to June 30th, 2024

Summer Break

July 3rd, 2024 to July 7th, 2024

Labor Day

September 2nd, 2024

Thanksgiving Break

Nov 26th, 2024 to Dec 1st, 2024

Winter Break

Dec 23rd, 2024 to Jan 1st, 2025

It's easy to take the first step.

Ready to start? You have nothing to lose.

Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.

Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!

$34.50 / 30 minutes

Lessons are available seven days a week, and scheduled once a week. A one-time registration fee is $25 (due only at time of registration).

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