Freeway Music is Columbia’s premier music school. We have 5 locations in Downtown, Lexington, Irmo, Northeast, and Sims Music. Freeway Music offers private lessons on the broadest selection of instruments in Columbia, SC for all skill levels, styles, and ages. We have a teacher for you on all of these instruments: piano, voice, ukulele, drums, bass, strings, woodwinds, horns, mandolin, banjo, DJ, and more. We offer Freeway Music Group Classes including: Rock Band Class, Preschool Music, Group Piano Lessons, Theatre, Ukulele Sip and Strum, and more…
We've been with Freeway for about 5 years. Both of our kids have taken lessons and all our experiences have been positive. The instructors love what they do and there are great opportunities for performing.
Our instructors are the most qualified in Columbia, SC, and are actively involved in the local music scene. Our instructors have studied at prestigious universities such as:
Many of our instructors play in popular local and regional bands such as:
Freeway Instructors are responsible for building Cola Jazz, helping to direct the South Eastern Piano Festival, playing for the philharmonic, supporting Trustus Theatre, and so much more. Their passion for teaching helps create the inspiring and challenging atmosphere at Freeway Music. Students don’t just get a teacher, they get a mentor to guide them on their musical journey.
Fantastic place for music lessons! Both my daughters, my husband, and I take lessons at Freeway and love it. Every teacher is talented, patient, and innovative. The owners are enthusiastic and creative, and they are always looking for more ways to showcase the students and spread the joy of music.
Freeway Music averages 6 opportunities per month to create over 70 performance opportunities per year. These opportunities include:
...It's so much better than when we grew up and had 3 hour boring concerts! Such a fresh, fun perspective to learning and sharing a new talent!
Far from a “participation awards program”, the Freeway Music Achievement Program (Freeway MAP) creates a path for students to reach personal milestones, measure their progress, and propel them toward their music goals — while receiving awards. Here are just a few of our students’ accomplishments:
Nominated for a GRAMMYMolly Ledford
Featured in USA TodayFacing West ft. Freeway students Caitlin & Sidney Powell
Voted #1 Band in Decibel MagazineMatt Knox
A top 10 contestant on NBC's The VoiceJonathan Wyndham
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Freeway Music. Everyone is so warm and welcoming...My voice and piano lessons have shot me to a level I could NEVER have achieved without them!
Freeway Music is the exclusive music school partner of Sims Music, a locally-owned and nationally-recognized music store. Our students are automatically enrolled in Sims Music’s Rewards Program, so anything they purchase at Sims Music gets them discounts on gear and new lessons. For students that need something quickly, Sims Music has kiosks at each Freeway Music location. This makes it convenient for our students to purchase strings, accessories, and other necessities, without having to go to the store or wait for a package to arrive. They also will deliver products from their main store to each of our Freeway Music locations.
Starting band class at school? Get a leg up on that first chair before class even starts. Sims Music rents band instruments, and will have them delivered to each location, so your teacher can have it ready for your first lesson.
Our partnership with Sims Music also gives Freeway Music students access to special events and sales that no one else gets. These events and sales are just for us!
The best service, choices and prices in and around Columbia SC hands down.
This is a fabulous place!! Everybody is always so kind and helpful. The people are great, and the lessons are top quality! I would recommend this place to anyone!