Carolina Music Academy has been a piano learning center in Columbia for over 40 years. The school aims to provide a well-rounded musical education with 30 and 60-minute private piano lessons, music theory, composition, performance coaching, and group classes for topics such as music appreciation. Summer sessions and mini courses are also available as well as classes for organ, guitar, voice, violin, viola, mandolin, and ukulele. The founder is President and Founder of Carolina Music Academy, is Dean of the Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and served as a Visiting Organist at Canterbury Cathedral in England as well, and all bios for faculty members can be found on Carolina Music Academy's site.
Columbia, SC(803) 738-0920
David Edwards Piano Studio handles piano lessons in Columbia and is backed by over 20 years of performing and teaching experience. The school's general program includes weekly private piano lessons of 30, 45, 60, or 90 minutes for advanced students, performance classes, recital rehearsals and recitals, and auditions and competitions upon recommendation from the teacher. Students benefit from weekly "Piano Salons" with professional musicians, are also often given the opportunity to play alongside professionals, and have the opportunity to take part in the Royal Conservatory Assessments held at the USC School of Music. The instructor holds an MM in Piano Performance, is a former pianist for The United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band, and has appeared as a soloist with the South Carolina Philharmonic and the Savannah Symphony Orchestras as well.
Columbia, SC(803) 331-5328
Freeway Music offers piano lessons in Columbia. Piano teachers at the school have studied at top universities and/or performed in local and regional bands, and other learning opportunities are available for voice, ukulele, drums, bass, strings, woodwinds, horns, mandolin, banjo, and DJing. Group classes include Rock Band Class, Preschool Music, Group Piano Lessons, Theatre, and Ukulele Sip and Strum, and students are able to perform in numerous events every month such as student showcases, open mics, recitals, community events, festivals, and a rock band. The school uses the rewarding Freeway Music Achievement Program, and past students have gone on to be nominated for a Grammy, voted #1 in Decibel Magazine, and featured in USA Today. Freeway Music is the exclusive music school for Sims Music.
Columbia, SC(844) 537-7661
Hannah Piano Company offers piano lessons to residents of Columbia. Both children and adults can sign up for lessons, and the in-house piano teacher specializes in jazz and classical styles and ear training, is also a floor piano tuner, studied at The Berklee School of Music, and played in the Navy Band. A directory of other local teachers is available on the company's site, and one of the owners actually developed the adult beginner course, Play for Fun, and still teaches adults today. Hannah Piano Company sells both new and used pianos from a number of brands, rents and leases pianos, and buys and consigns pianos as well. The center also offers piano services and tuning from a professional with 40 years of experience and features a 100-seat recital area for rent.
Columbia, SC(803) 798-7077
Jared Jones Piano Studio has been offering piano lessons for almost ten years, four of which in Columbia. The school teaches piano students of all ages via sessions that are 30, 45, or 60 minutes long, and all lessons are tailored to each individual's unique learning style, experience, and goals. Jared Jones promotes piano learning as a way to appreciate music and share it with others as well as to improve focus, sharpen problem-solving skills, and reduce stress, and students can sign up for various piano lesson packages as seen on the school's site. The instructor holds a Master's degree in piano performance from Winthrop University and is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy at The University of South Carolina.
Columbia, SC(803) 693-5669
Lexington School of Music has been offering piano lessons in the community of Lexington since 2003. The school features 3,000 square feet of space with multiple high-tech lesson rooms complete with LED screens for fun interactive learning, a waiting room with WiFi, restrooms, and observation windows, and students get to perform in free recitals in a professional recital hall as well. Highly qualified instructors from prestigious institutions boast years of teaching and performing experience and can teach piano in all styles from the age of five, and lessons are also available for guitar, drums, viola, violin, voice and singing, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, and bass.. Lexington School of Music has been featured on various local TV stations and has won Best of Lexington Life and Best of Lake Murray Life multiple times.
Lexington, SC(803) 667-4436
Music Makers of the Midlands, LLC is a piano learning center in Irmo. Individuals can take advantage of private piano lessons and a music theory program, and all students get to perform in an annual recital. Lessons are also available for voice, harp, violin, viola, guitar, bass guitar, cello, band instruments, recorder, percussion, and drums, and students can take part in various combo classes and ensemble groups as well. The center features WiFi for waiting parents and also caters to homeschoolers and students with special needs. Music Makers of the Midlands is a member of the Dutch Fork Music Teachers Association, the Music Teachers National Association, the Music Teachers South Carolina Association, and the Columbia Music Teachers Association and is also a business partner with Richland/Lexington school district 5.
Irmo, SC(803) 781-3344
Village Square Theatre teaches piano in the community of Lexington. Private lessons are available for 30-minute piano lessons for beginning instruction, intermediate and advanced levels, and audition or performance preparation. The center also offers private lessons for voice, dance, guitar, public speaking, and acting, and individuals can sign up for group acting, theatre classes, and summer workshops as well. Village Square Theatre is known for its numerous theatrical productions and shows throughout the year and can also be rented for theatre-themed birthday parties and special events. The Shari Smith Musical Study Scholarship is awarded every year as well to a high school senior looking to pursue a degree in music.
Lexington, SC(803) 359-1436
Walters Music Studio brings 20 years of experience in piano instruction to the Columbia area. Children as young as three and a half all the way to adults can learn to play piano with lessons covering music reading, theory and technique, playing by ear, reading lead sheets, and mastering the ability to play any style desired. Lessons in woodwinds and voice are also available, and alumni of the school have gone on to win awards and competitions, play with top ensembles and chairs, and obtain scholarships for college. The instructor uses a holistic approach, holds a BA degree in music, has played saxophone and piano for various ensembles, choirs, and bands, and is the current pianist for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Gospel Choir.
Columbia, SC(803) 463-2735