September 30, 2019

Signs Your Child is Ready for Lessons

Did you know our Director Marty Fort has written an Amazon #1 best selling book “The Ultimate Guide to Music Lessons”? Here’s an excerpt that can help you decide if your child is ready for music lessons. Enjoy and email us your feedback!

A child often conveys readiness for music lessons with physical expression. This is often starts with banging on pots and pans, tapping on couches, pretending a briefcase is a piano or that a notebook is a keyboard. If you play music and your child stops what they’re doing and starts dancing, that’s a good sign that they might have an interest in music.

The next sign that your child is ready for lessons is usually through verbal expression. The child may tell you outright that they want to start playing an instrument or taking voice lessons. Once the physical and verbal interest is there, it’s up to you as a parent to get the ball rolling. Our school is unique in that it offers month-to-month payment options for families. We don’t require long-term contracts or commitments like other music academies or sports programs.

When searching for a school, choose one with a month-to-month or short-term payment plan. If your child enjoys their lessons, they can continue. If they’re not, you can submit a withdrawal form. Don’t go to a school that requires you to sign long contracts. You should also be wary of schools that require a substantial pre-payment before you begin lessons.

The schools with the best teachers are flexible and have month-to-month plans that do not require stiff contracts. Good schools also have the option for electronic payments. Find a school with a month-to-month auto-pay service, and if the lessons do not work out, you can put in your notice and find something else your child is more interested in.

Musical Ladder System® Achievements

The Columbia Arts Academy, Lexington School of Music, and Irmo Music Academy are the only music schools in the Midlands that give their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests.

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” wristbands that they can show off to their friends.

Welcome!

Here are our newly enrolled students for the month of June!

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.

UPCOMING DATES

Summer Camp Week 3

Mon, 7/22/19 - Fri 7/26/19

Guitar, Voice, & Drums


Labor Day - Open

Mon, 9/2/19


Thanksgiving Break - Closed

Wed, 11/27/19 - Sat, 11/30/19


Christmas Recitals

Thursday, 12/12/19 - Saturday, 12/14/19

Lexington Presbyterian Church


Christmas Recitals

Friday, 12/20/19 - Sunday, 12/22/19

Columbia College


Winter Break - Closed

Sun, 12/22/19 - Wed, 1/1/20

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!

pricing
$32.50 / 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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