June 21, 2024

Update From Director Marty Fort!

Read the latest update from Director Marty Fort:

Happy June, Academy families!

BRAVO to all our amazing students who performed last month at the Rosewood Crawfish Festival! Thank you to everyone who stopped by the Columbia Arts Academy® Stage and our table to check out our incredibly talented students. Here are some pictures from the performance:

Stay tuned for more performance opportunities!

Congratulations to all our talented students and teachers who performed this past weekend for the first week of our 2024 Summer Recitals at The Koger Center for the Arts in the Large Orchestra Room! Join us this weekend for Week 2 to support our students and enjoy some free live music.

The music starts at 1 PM and ends at 8 PM. Find more info, including the full schedule, Koger Center map, and parking details here: www.columbiaartsacademy.com/recitals. See you there!

We were so happy to see everyone that turned out for our international Make Music Day celebration at the Koger Center for the Arts! It was so fun to make music with you all!

Hey Parents! Do you have a household full of kids on summer break, complaining that they're "just so bored"? Or worse, do you have a couch full of kids glued to screens for 8 hours a day? Need something fun and rewarding for your kids to do this summer?

This summer, play more on your instrument or try out another instrument for fun with our Summer ROCKET Program!

Option 1: Add one 30 min lesson per week, and get your first lesson FREE! ($34.50 in Savings)

Option 2: Add two 30 min lessons per week, and get your first TWO lessons FREE! ($69 in savings)

Option 3: Add three 30 min lessons per week.  Get your first THREE lessons FREE! ($103.50 in savings)

Complete the Summer ROCKET Program and Receive a Special Limited edition Summer Rocket Trophy and Limited edition Summer Rocket Wristband!

It's easy to sign up!  Contact the office to see what times are open!

You must be enrolled for a minimum of the summer months (June, July, and August) with one of the three options above to redeem savings and bonuses!  We know you're going to love your summer lessons and we hope you'll continue them for a long time to get better at playing music! To discontinue charges going forward after the summer, if you prefer, it's easy - please contact the office before August 15th.

If you're not a current student, you can get a SUMMER MUSIC LESSON PACK from the Columbia Arts Academy and save $75.00!

Sign up for lessons and mention Facebook, and you'll get your registration and first lesson FOR FREE! Plus, you'll receive a summer fun pack containing a music notebook and a beach bucket, beach ball, or personal cooler! We offer lessons in piano, guitar, drums, voice, bass, and more for ages 4 and up. This offer expires on Friday, May 31st, so get your $75.00 in savings now!

Fill out this short form and mention the Summer Music Lesson Pack: www.columbiaartsacademy.com/request-info. You can also call/text us at 803-787-0931 or visit us in person at 3630 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29205, 7 days a week! Let's make MUSIC this summer!

This offer is only valid for new students who are not currently enrolled! Not valid for refunds or credits and cannot be combined with any other offer.

Here's to 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 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.


2024 Summer Recitals

June 29th, 2024 & 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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