I was a proud band kid growing up. I tried the flute at 11 years old, and totally fell in love with it. Looking back, some of my best memories and friendships were created because I played music. (I even met my husband in marching band.) I’m a big fan of music education for kids, to say the least!
It is a known and widely studied fact that music education in children leads to measurable benefits, including increased literacy and therefore improved academic results. But it is also a wonderful way to build confidence, encourage good behaviors and commitment to teamwork, and create a sense of belonging. Starting children in music education young is great, but anyone can learn any time.
A great place to start that journey is Columbia Arts Academy, right here in The Midlands. The school is celebrating its’ 15th anniversary this year, and in this time has become the number one choice for music education in South Carolina!
With locations in both Lexington and Columbia, Columbia Arts Academy has been featured in local news media, and voted Best in Columbia in both The Free Times and The State Newspaper since in 2014. Marty Fort, owner of Columbia Arts Academy and Lexington School of Music, wrote a book as well! The Ultimate Guide to Music Lessons gives great insights and information for anyone ready to play music, and receives 5 star raving reviews on Amazon!
There are many great reasons to start your child’s musical education journey! Here are five reasons why Columbia Arts Academy is a place you and your child will love!
Your Student Will Get the Full Experience
Columbia Arts Academy is all about your student! Your child can choose from a long list of instruments to learn to play, or study voice and singing. In fact, Columbia Arts Academy is the only school in the Midlands that offers such an extensive list of instruments and options in one location.
The Academy also offers biannual recitals with no participation fees, and an annual showcase so that your student can really shine and show off what they have learned. Your student will also earn trophies, certificates, and awards for their achievements throughout the year! Columbia Arts Academy gives your child many ways to show off what they have learned, and truly feel celebrated for their progress.
Flexibility to Accommodate Your Schedule
We all have busy schedules to juggle. Columbia Arts Academy works with your schedule by offering lesson times seven days a week! They also have friendly office staff on-hand seven days a week to assist you. The academy offers early morning and lunch time lessons as well. No matter your schedule, you can easily find a time to add lessons at Columbia Arts Academy into your family’s schedule!
Highly Qualified Teachers
The academy includes a staff of 70 music teachers. So this means that whichever instrument you and your child choose, there are multiple teachers available to work with your child. All teachers have either college training, or professional performance experience. Combined with their enthusiasm for their students, your child will get a one-of-a-kind experience catered to their interests and abilities.
Many times, music lessons for your child mean strolling through a music store for an hour or so for you. Alternatively, Columbia Arts Academy has a comfortable and inviting lounge area where parents can relax. There are even toys for your younger children to play with while you wait for big brother or sister. Or you can observe (or even sit in on) your child’s lesson any time you’d like!
A Long History of Proven Results
Columbia Arts Academy has been serving the Midlands for fifteen years. In that time, over 1700 families have trusted the academy to teach their child and foster a love of music. Take a look and the testimonials page to see for yourself why so many families love Columbia Arts Academy!