Maximize your potential by studying with the hardest working musicians in the area. Our music instructors are passionate about music, and eager to share that with their students. We hand select music instructors that are personable, professional, and the absolute best performers in town. Our students get to enjoy amazing opportunities because our instructors are so involved in the community and music scene. We have teachers that are in popular local bands, directors of piano festivals, members of philharmonics, and much more! We also have the most versatile staff of music instructors in the state. Whether jazz, rock, pop, country, classical, songwriting, or R&B, Freeway Music has an instructor perfect for you!
I truly believe in the impact that music may have on someone's life. As a musician and teacher, I am driven to share the incredible role music has played in my life!
As a teacher, she believes that no two students are the same and enjoys varying her lessons to foster growth in students of all learning types.
Dr. Bletstein has a passion for both playing and teaching piano. She received her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina.
Having a great deal of performance experience, training, passion and a good music following are some of the many things I am excited to pass on to my students!
Michael's enthusiasm inspires his students, bringing out all of their talent and passion for learning to play guitar.
JulieAnne has made it her goal to constantly evolve as a teacher and encourage the unique musician in every person that walks through the door.
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Seth is a national touring drummer who enjoys allowing his students to hone their focus, intensity, and passion for playing.
Davis continues to grow his passion for Jazz as he plays with Left Bank Big Band and jazz combo at USC. Davis is also director of the Crossroads Middle School Jazz Band.
Natalia is fluent in a variety of musical styles including Christian worship, pop, and Classical. She is motivated by seeing her students grow & their instrument.
Mr. Castro’s passion for teaching is matched with his passion for performing. He has enjoyed performing with classical chamber groups as well as jazz ensembles.
Idris is thankful to have been invited to perform at area venues with the likes of Ray Charles, Edwin McCain, and Lou Rawls.
Katie is passionate about helping students experience the joy of music through piano. She believes that everyone is capable of music making!
Guitarist, vocalist and creative drive of the band Villanova Band, Brian has been writing music since he was 11 years old.
From students with casual interest, to those with an outright guitar obsession, Jon looks forward to helping his students reach their goals!
Collin has played with a variety of local bands, covering genres ranging from funk and blues to jazz and rock.
While sharing her knowledge of classical technique, Rebecca loves to tailor her teaching to reach the imagination of her students.
Rebekah helps her students grow as excellent, passionate musicians who are excited to share the gift of music with those around them!
Not only will a student learn to play guitar but the student will have access to a vast knowledge of the business behind being a successful guitar player.
Catie uses her diverse musical background and experience to help students reach their musical aspirations.
Augie enjoys working with students of all ages and encourages collaboration, innovation in music, and performance.
Learning to play and understand music will positively affect all aspects of your life.
As a drummer, Jacobi has played at NBA events and more, and uses his downtime to continue inspire and educate drummers of all ages.
While still in high school, Jim traveled to Asheville, NC to study under Grammy award winner Bobby Hicks, as well as Buddy Spicher and Aubrey Haynie.
Kristen is an active orchestral musician chamber musician, and member of two well renowned local bands. She is ready to bring her experience and passion to her students!
Adam strives to help all of his student's meet their personal goals, while maintaining a fun and relaxed teaching atmosphere.
Bobby’s teaching strengths lie in helping students learn to compose and edit their own work, drawing from a vast array of musical tastes and interests.
My passion for teaching comes from the work that I've done with the great directors, conductors, and teachers throughout my lifetime.
Jack is a Junior Instructor of Rock Band Class. Watch out for Jack...he's a future Freeway Instructor!
Through my vocal exercises & food choices, I have managed to increase my range by an octave and a half over the last ten years.
Amos Hoffman is an Israeli Jazz Guitarist and Oudist known worldwide as a pioneer in fusing the rhythms and melodic themes of the Middle East with Modern Jazz.
Kate is always so excited to see her students grow musically as a result of a collaborative student/teacher investment.
Mr. Hughes performs across the US and overseas. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal.
Blake encourages everyone, no matter your age, to learn an instrument. Music can change your life in amazing ways, and he is excited to share this with his students!
Ryan has an eclectic background in performing and a rich, well-rounded understanding of music education.
Jackson's teaching style creatively balances structure and fun to help students enjoy improving.
A native to Orange County, California, she moved to Columbia, South Carolina to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Pedagogy with a Doctoral Minor in Music Education
I believe that the mark of a good teacher is learning from their students just as much as they teach them.
Ryan is devoted to providing students with the knowledge, skills, and discipline required to play the cello, as well as nurturing their individual artistic voice.
A.J. believes that every student has the ability to attain all of their aspirations with hard work, patience, and direction.
Tony has been playing drums for over 30 years, and has developed a fresh, holistic approach to educating students of all ages and ability levels.
Niles Lewis will always communicate his love and passion for music to every student.
As an accomplished singer/songwriter, with a successful EP and a wealth of performance experience, Laurel is ready to help students achieve their goals and dreams!
Trey encourages students to expand their knowledge outside of the lesson room and to play live with others.
Amanda loves working with singers and instrumentalists alike and looks forward to working with you soon!
"I want my students to enjoy the process of revealing their creativity."
Brad has been teaching at Sims Music for 28 years and has a wealth of experience gigging in the Columbia area.
Drew took lessons from Robert Newton and is currently earning a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of South Carolina under Bert Ligon.
Kanika's experience in various genres has helped her craft a teaching style that focuses on encouraging her students' growth in vocal strength, stage presence, and musica
Nyamsaikhan Odsuren is from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He is currently pursuing his D.M.A in Orchestral Conducting at the University of South Carolina.
Music is an outlet, a passion. Jonathan is here to provide you with the information and the skillset to achieve whatever goals you set for yourself.
Drew is a fun and free-spirited teacher who is highly motivated to inspire his students.
"One can't help but sense a distinct identity to Rapp, in both his composing and playing." -Jazz Improv NY Magazine
Charles has been a full-time musician for nearly 6 years, and now looks forward to pursuing a fulfilling teaching career.
Through his years of hard work and diligent effort, Don has become one of the most sought after guitar instructors in South Carolina.
Sara Ann is excited to use her performance experience and education from Berklee as well as private studies to help her students cultivate their passion.
The drum set is an amazing, versatile instrument. I am happy to pass along my knowledge in all styles and genres to students who want to find and grow in their passion!
Jerry can be seen performing locally with some of the state's greatest musicians and has performed nationally with major acts such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Rita Coolidge, and
Reggie has appeared in several local ETV broadcasts and national television series, most recently as a band member for Wynona Judd.
Paisley has been singing since she could talk, studying voice for 13 years, performing since the age of 12, and has even racked up some awards along the way!
My determination to find as much musical influence as possible is what drives me to teach others about the boundless world of guitar playing.
While at Newberry, Alyssa sang in opera scenes, in choirs, with the jazz combo, and with the jazz big band.
My primary focus for the student in guitar lessons, is an in depth comprehension of Melody, Harmony, Rhythm, Dynamics, and Technique.
Courtney Vance is currently a Senior Music Education major at Newberry College. She is also pursuing a certificate in Flute Performance, and a minor in Theatre.
From young beginners to advanced students to adults who have always wanted to study piano, Lindsey enjoys teaching all age groups and levels.
Nicholas initially enrolled at Furman University under a trumpet scholarship, but ultimately found his passion to be behind a keyboard.
I enjoy teaching guitar and thrive off of a shared love of music.