• Live Music Experience Class

    The stage. It is a place full of excitement, fear, anticipation, and storytelling. We believe in getting our students on stage as much as possible. We have bi-annual showcases on a big stage. These events bring together students from all instruments to create a song experience for their audience, complete with lighting, top-notch sound equipment, […]

  • Thoroughly Modern Millie, Jr.

    Thrilled doesn’t quite describe how we feel about our first full theatre production. We’ve dabbled in musical theatre in past years, whether it was a conglomeration of favorite Broadway scenes, or an original play written by our director’s friend. As a music school, we focus a lot on concert-like performances.  We bring together lights, stage, […]

  • On Stage Fright

    by Amanda Pollak I was 16 when I decided I’d had enough of being shy. Growing up, attention was a nerve-wracking imposition. As a child in school, I refrained from raising my hand in class even when I knew the answer just to avoid making myself known to others. I was very content playing alone […]

  • A Weekend Full of Shows!

    It’s been unseasonably warm for February the last couple of days so you’re going to want to get out of the house this weekend and maybe catch a couple of shows at night. Lucky for you, you’ll have a lot of choices with some great shows at New Brookland Tavern, Nickelodeon Theater, and Indah Coffee […]

  • There Are No Shortcuts, Part I – 3 Tips for New Musicians

    by Amanda Pollak Confession: I tell most people I started playing drums four years ago. That isn’t exactly true. The more accurate answer is that I took my first lesson with Tony Lee back in 2009, before Freeway Music existed and Tony was teaching in a tastefully decorated, rectangular stand-alone building on Devine Street called […]

  • Tony’s Winter NAMM 2018 Blog

    “NAMM” is short for National Association of Music Merchants, but I thought it would be a fun exercise to describe my experience there with alternative words for the acronym sprinkled throughout. Enjoy. Negative App Mention Moment To say the NAMM show is an incredibly well-attended event is an epic understatement, because the amount of people […]

  • ColaJazz Fest Comes to Life

    ColaJazz Fest comes to life Saturday, February 3rd at Music Farm with their inaugural festival headlined by Chris Potter and followed by the ColaJazz All Stars. If you’re thinking Music Farm’s wide open space might not fit well with a full night of Jazz you’ll be happy to hear that the Farm is getting a […]

  • Sound and Vision Series Returns with Mistaken for Strangers

    Facebook Event The Sound and Vision series returns to the Nickelodeon Theatre January 27 featuring a music documentary accompanied by a live local band. Presented by Drip Coffee shop, the series is now going on one year and this time features Mistaken for Strangers, a unique look at the band The National that’s part rock […]

  • Cold Coffee Fest Brings Punk to the Vista

    Tis the season for giving and that’s what this fest is all about with all proceeds going to Unicef and The Trevor Project. With 17 bands performing in all, the inaugural Cold Coffee Fest starts at noon in the Vista at The Wired Goat which hosts shows in their basement. The fest pulls bands mostly […]

  • Jump Little Children Return to Music Farm Columbia

    When: October 21, 2017 Where: Music Farm Columbia What About It: Jump Little Children return to Music Farm Columbia October 21 after reuniting after ten years in late 2015. With: She Returns from War and Stop Light Observations After a ten-year hiatus Jump Little Children reunited in late 2015 for a string of dates that sold out in […]