The Beat Goes On - Lexington School of Music

June 10, 2015 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

Lexington School of Music

When it comes to music lessons, the Lexington School of Music marches to the beat of a different drum.

How does this beat sound? The school offers the widest range of music lesson times available seven days per week. How about the largest and most technologically advanced music lesson rooms in Lexington? The school even has a comfortable parent’s lounge for clients.

The beat goes on. It’s just a different beat.

“We are South Carolina’s largest private music school with over 1,000 children and adults taking lessons with us each week,” Fort said. “We offer guitar, piano, drums, voice, bass, mandolin, banjo and ukulele lessons for ages 4 and up.”

The Lexington school opened in 2013, spawning off of the Columbia Arts Academy, which has been in business since 2003. The Lexington School of Music originally opened in the Old Mill, but is now located at 226 Barr Road.

The school’s central location makes it convenient to all areas of Lexington, and its proximity to Highway 1 and I-20 makes it convenient for clients coming from Saluda, Red Bank, Irmo Chapin and Ballentine.

“Our clients enjoy a one acre lot with picnic tables, rocking chairs and a scenic setting,” Fort said. “You can even take your lesson outside on a nice day. You can only experience this unique environment at the Lexington School of Music.”

Some other features that set the Lexington School of Music apart include trophies, certificates and award wristbands to celebrate achievement. The school also offers student discount cards which save them money throughout the year. Students can also “bring their own device” to their lessons, which takes advantage of new technology. Students are also able to play in a free recital with a grand Steinway piano in a first-class professional recital hall.

The beat goes on. It’s just different.

According to Fort, the most gratifying thing about the job is “seeing children and adults achieve their musical goals.”

Future goals for Lexington School of Music include additional locations in the Midlands and continued improvements at the Barr Road building.

“We’re open seven days a week, and we love giving tours so we encourage them to stop by and see the new place,” Fort said of fellow Chamber members.

And the beat goes on. It’s just different.

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