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EST. 1989

Star Music Academy is Columbia, South Carolina's longest running music school specializing in teaching students of all ages and skill levels.

All of our teachers have music degrees and the professional experience required to teach.

No Contract. No Registration Fee. 


Star Music Academy tuition is just $120.00 per month. Tuition is paid monthly and includes one 30 minute lesson per week with a qualified instructor. We offer lessons at both our Downtown Columbia and Northeast Columbia locations. Reserve your lesson time today!

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Star Music Academy FAQ

What instruments do you teach at Star Music Academy?

We offer lessons in piano, voice, guitar (acoustic and electric), bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, and drums.

How much do lessons cost at Star Music Academy?

$100 per month.

Is there a registration fee?

No. We never charge a registration fee.

Where is Star Music Academy located?

We offer lesson at both our Downtown Columbia and Northeast Columbia locations.

When are lessons available?

Lessons are available during store hours. Downtown M-F 10:00am - 6:00pm / Sat. 10:00am - 5:00pm / Sun Closed Northeast M-W 11:00am - 7:00pm / Thurs. 11:00am - 6:30pm Firi. 11:00 - 7:00 / Sat. 10:00 - 5:00 / Sun Closed

How do I schedule a lesson?

Lessons can be scheduled in person, over the phone, or via email.

Does Star Music Academy offer semi-private lessons?

Yes, we do.

When is it a good time for my child to start taking private lessons?

It is never too early to start private lessons. Private lessons are great by themselves or as a supplement to a school music program.

Do I need an instrument to take lessons?

Other than voice, yes! We can help you purchase or rent certain instruments through Star Music Company.

What if my child starts the lessons and does not like the instrument?

Star Music Academy does not require a contract, so if your child starts lessons and does not want to continue on that instrument, it is easy to change.

Can I sit in on my child's private music lesson?

Parents are always welcome to sit in on lessons.

Can I schedule lessons at the same time for multiple members of the same family?

Many of our students are family members who come for lessons at the same time.

What performance opportunities does Star Music Academy offer?

Star Music Academy holds two recitals each year; one in the Spring and one in the Winter. Unlike other lesson providers, we do not charge a recital fee.

Are recitals mandatory?

Recitals are not mandatory, but they are a lot of fun for the students and their families so we definitely encourage everyone to participate.

What is your makeup policy?

We allow make-up lessons for excused absences.

Can your teachers prepare students for auditions?

We have found our private students exhibit an advantage when they audition at various levels. Our teachers successfully help prepare students for auditions, college admissions, and scholarships.

Does Star Music Academy offer lessons over the Summer?

Yes, Star Music Academy offers lessons all year long. Continuous learning has enormous benefits!

Do you offer online lessons?

Most of our teachers teach in person or online.

What sets you apart from other music academies?

All of our teachers have degrees and/or significant teaching experience. All of our teachers are independent performing musicians. We do not tie the student to any minimum contract of commitment and our students have fun and achieve success.