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The Lexington School of Music is a part of the largest music school in the state of South Carolina with an active enrollment of over 1,200 students. Students drive from as far away as Charleston and the Upstate of South Carolina to take lessons here. We offer lessons for ages 4 to adult.
While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming a Lexington School of Music student and find out why we are South Carolina’s number one choice for music lessons.
1. Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass, Voice, Singing, Violin, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Percussion lessons and LED Monitors for your favorite mobile device in each room in ONE location!
We are the only school in Lexington and Columbia South Carolina that offers all of these popular instruments: Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drum set, Voice, Singing, Violin, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele and Percussion in one location. We are also the only school in the Midlands that has installed $10,000 worth of LED monitors in each teaching room so that you can bring your iPhone, iPad, or any mobile device to give you the BEST music lesson experience in Lexington and Columbia that no one else can offer.
2. The largest and most qualified teaching faculty in Lexington.
We have 60 music teachers, all with either college training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With at least three music teachers for every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.
3. The widest range of music lesson times available seven days a week!
We are the only music school in Lexington and Columbia that offers music lessons seven days a week from early in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Sundays
4. A proven track record of excellence since 2003.
Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. The Columbia Arts Academy and the Lexington School of Music has a proven track record of offering quality music lessons in Columbia & Lexington, South Carolina year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by over 1,800 families for over ten years.
5. A comfortable parent's lounge for our clients.
With over 3,000 square feet we have the most spacious and parent friendly waiting area in Lexington.
Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent's lounge with comfortable chairs, kids toys, Wi-Fi, magazines and bottled water service. We also provide large observation windows on every door so that you can watch your child's lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.
6. The largest and most technologically advanced music lesson rooms in Lexington.
At the Lexington School of Music our students get to enhance their lesson experience by taking lessons in our large and spacious music teaching rooms. At an average of 400 square feet per room, we have the largest teaching rooms in Lexington, giving our students a premium lesson experience.
Technology is also a big part of lessons at Lexington School of Music and we have installed LED monitors in each classroom at both schools. The monitors have cables that can attach to iPods, iPads, or laptops. This allows students to have a modern and engaging lesson using music teaching apps, music software, Skype, and more. Feel free to "Bring Your Own Device" to your lesson in addition to your instrument! No other schools in Lexington or Columbia offer this technology.One of the things that has really set up apart is our focus on providing lessons that are fresh, new, and engaging. There are so many great teaching apps out there now that we felt we had to update our teaching rooms with LED monitors. By doing so, our students never run the risk of being bored by their lessons. It's a challenge to engage children or adults, but by integrating technology such as teaching apps from the iTunes store, GarageBand, ProTools, you name it, we're providing a cutting edge lesson experience in Lexington and Columbia.
7. Free music recitals in world class music halls and our annual rock band showcase!
We are one of the only music schools in Lexington that offers free recitals with a grand Steinway piano in a first class professional recital hall and modern rock recitals.
Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital.
In May and December many of our students choose to perform in our biannual recitals. We hold these at prestigious auditoriums such as Columbia College as they have a grand Steinway piano and world class acoustics.
For our students these recitals are free and unlike many schools in Columbia and Lexington we do not charge recital participation or admission fees.
8. Professional office staff seven days a week to serve you.
We are the only music school in Lexington and Columbia that offers full time, specially trained professional customer service staff for our music lesson students seven days a week.
Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher/owner or more commonly an answering machine. We have three office team members who are available at the front desk to assist our clients quickly and professionally.
9. Picture Day
We are the only music school in Lexington and Columbia that offers a picture day for their students.
Every May and December we host a free picture day with professional photographer Elaine Floyd. This is a service that our student's parents love as they all want quality photos of their children (example seen right). Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.
10. Trophies, certificates and award wristbands to celebrate achievement.
We are the only music schools in Columbia and Lexington that gives 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 (see pictures to the right) by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder” wristbands that they can show off to their friends.
More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. You can only get the Musical Ladder here. We also specialize in music lessons for adults.
11. Student Discount Cards.
We are the only music school in Lexginton that offers student discount cards for their students which saves them money all throughout the year.
The Academy also sells music books, instruments and accessories. All of our current students receive a student discount card that saves them money on all of their music supply needs. The student discount card can also be used at other local business including the Jam Room recording studio. At the Jam Room our music students can save money but still make a professional quality demo or recording project.
12. Early morning and lunch time lessons for homeschoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.
Since we are the largest school in the state of South Carolina, we are able to be a 'full service' music school. This allows us to offer lessons as early as 9 a.m. and we see many students between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunch time lesson spots.
14. Month to Month lessons.
The Lexington School of Music does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis.
If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.
226 Barr Road, Lexington, SC 29072
(Next to Lexington Presbyterian Church)
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Fridays 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sundays 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Offering quality guitar, piano, voice, singing, bass, drum, banjo, ukulele and lessons in Lexington,
Irmo, Ballentine, Chapin, Red Bank, Saluda, Newberry and Columbia, SC.
Offering quality music lessons in:
Guitar • Piano • Voice • Drums • Bass • Banjo • Mandolin • Ukulele
$28.00 per 30 minute private lesson held once a week.
Learn the songs you want to learn!
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