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private music lessons at cola-music

Lessons are offered in-home or at one of our Columbia, SC locations!

Piano Lessons

Voice lessons

we offer in home and studio lessons

Guitar lessons

Brass lessons

Percussion lessons

Woodwind lessons

we teach all levels beginner to advanced

Strings lessons

Composition lessons

We will beat any of our competitor’s rates!

In-Studio Rates

30 minutes – $22.50

In-Home Rates*

30 minutes – $27.50

45 minutes – $32.50

45 minutes – $37.50

60 minutes – $40

60 minutes – $45

90 minutes – $60

90 minutes – $65

*Please note: In-Home rates are determined within 15 miles of

zip code 29201. Further distances will accrue additional charges.


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Musicians learn to come up with several solutions to a problem easier than non-musician students. In the field of music there are multiple right answers. Children who play music also tend to be more creative and imaginative.


Music is a form of self-expression. Anything can be said with music. Music is an outlet for children to play out their anger, sadness, and joy. Self-expression is a way of making one’s life worthwhile. Being able to tell the world how you feel is a wonderful opportunity, and through music that opportunity is possible.




In order for a band or ensemble to sound good, all parts must play their lines correctly. This is an intense study in teamwork. All students must work towards one goal. Teamwork is an important ideal that is necessary in the world all over, in nearly every aspect of life. Discipline is also a necessary skill acquired through music.

benefits of music lessons

Brain Development


Learning to play music helps develop the areas of the brain that are responsible for logic and language. It is known that the brain continues to develop, well into a child’s third year of life. Learning to play music helps to develop the left side of the brain. The left side of the brain is where children process language. Connecting music with learning/teaching can help young children remember things better. For example, “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” is a common song used to teach children major body parts.


Musicians learn to pick out and notice small details and to appreciate the difference between good and merely okay work. This principle in music can be applied across the board to other subjects such as math and science.


Better Grades


Students who play music earn higher grades in secondary schools. There are studies out that now show that musically-inclined students also perform better on standardized tests like the ACT. For example: a recent study showed that kids who listened to Beethoven during a math test, tested better than students who listened to either rap or nothing.


Life skills


Learning to play music encourages a student to broaden their skills that will be necessary on the job. Skills like completing a task, rather than watching it done. Communication is a key factor is music as well, as the teacher and students must be able to tell each other how the music “feels” and should be “felt.” Communication skills are an essential part of working with others.


Students must practice to achieve excellence. A note is either wrong or right; there is no halfway, “okay” sound. Hard work and diligence are required to become a good musician. Being a good worker and striving for excellence is a very helpful skill to have as an adult.


Social skills


Musicians also learn to take small risks, such as playing solos or duets. This creeps into other parts of their lives as they learn to be more outgoing and confident. Music opens the door to the world for many children. They are able to hear what other cultures have written and performed. This look into another cultures world teaches empathy. Acquiring empathy at a young age encourages children to think of others and show respect to people of other ethnicities.


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Serving Columbia, SC and the Midlands