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music lessons for all ages and abilities!

Individually tailored private music lessons and instruction


We offer in-home lessons too – we’ll come to you!


All different levels from beginner to advanced


Taught by educated, experienced instructors with advanced music degrees


Full-staged musical once a year with several shows throughout the year


Garage band, open mic nights, and jazz improvisation


Performance opportunities with major area theaters, orchestras, choral and music groups


Preparation for festivals, competitions, with specialization in college and professional auditions

Please call us or email us at info@cola-music.com for details about Cola-Music Academy

music lessons make kids smarter!

“Piano teachers have known this all along, but it is now confirmed by the research findings of Dr. Frances Rauscher of the University of Wisconsin at OshKosh, and Dr. Gordon Shaw of the University of California at Irvine.  Research was first published in the February 1997 issue of Neurological Research.  The research team in Irvine California, explored the link between music and intelligence and reported that music training-specifically piano instruction is far superior to computer instruction in dramatically enhancing children’s abstract reasoning skills necessary for learning math and science.


The experiment included four groups of preschoolers: one group received private piano/keyboard lessons; a second group received singing lessons; a third group received private computer lessons; and a fourth group received no training.


Those children who received piano/keyboard training performed 34% higher on tests measuring spatial-temporal ability than others.  These findings indicate that music uniquely enhances higher brain functions required for mathematics, chess, science and engineering. ”


Source: The Kjos Piano News-Volume 5, 1997

partners and accreditations

Cola-Music is accredited and partnered with national and regional music associations and institutions:

South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA)

National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)

The South Carolina Chapter of the National Association

of Teachers of Singing (SCNATS)

The National Federation of Music Clubs (NATFED)

South Carolina Federation of Music Clubs (SCFED)

North Carolina Federation of Music Clubs (NCFED)

Artists Music Guild: Charlotte (AMG)

Palmetto Opera

Columbia Music Teachers Association (CMTA)

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Serving Columbia, SC and the Midlands