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!
My primary focus for the student in guitar lessons, is an in depth comprehension of Melody, Harmony, Rhythm, Dynamics, and Technique.
Adam strives to help all of his student's meet their personal goals, while maintaining a fun and relaxed teaching atmosphere.
Learning to play and understand music will positively affect all aspects of your life.
A.J. believes that every student has the ability to attain all of their aspirations with hard work, patience, and direction.
Alex is a unique and versatile instructor ready to help his students succeed.
Almond has more than ten years of teaching experience, with students ranging from beginner to advanced.
While at Newberry, Alyssa sang in opera scenes, in choirs, with the jazz combo, and with the jazz big band.
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.
"I believe that a healthy vocal technique is the best foundation for an effective and fulfilling singing career. I could not be more thrilled to help young men and women
Ben is an enthusiastic teacher, and possesses a deep passion for guitar and performance that he hopes to imbue in all of his students.
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!
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.
Brad has been teaching at Sims Music for 28 years and has a wealth of experience gigging in the Columbia area.
Guitarist, vocalist and creative drive of the band Villanova Band, Brian has been writing music since he was 11 years old.
Catie uses her diverse musical background and experience to help students reach their musical aspirations.
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.
Collin has played with a variety of local bands, covering genres ranging from funk and blues to jazz and rock.
Courtney is committed to ensuring that the learning experience is always productive and fun.
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.
Through his years of hard work and diligent effort, Don has become one of the most sought after guitar instructors in South Carolina.
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.
Drew is a fun and free-spirited teacher who is highly motivated to inspire his students.
Originally from Ohio, she has taught private students for over 20 years.
I will introduce my piano students to new and exciting sounds and equip those dedicated, to recreate these sounds in a way that foster’s creativity and diligent growth.
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!
Idris is thankful to have been invited to perform at area venues with the likes of Ray Charles, Edwin McCain, and Lou Rawls.
Illia is thrilled to bring the breadth of her knowledge as a multi-instrumentalist, performer and singer/songwriter to her students!
Jackson's teaching style creatively balances structure and fun to help students enjoy improving.
As a drummer, Jacobi has played at NBA events and more, and uses his downtime to continue inspire and educate drummers of all ages.
I enjoy teaching guitar and thrive off of a shared love of music.
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
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.
From students with casual interest, to those with an outright guitar obsession, Jon looks forward to helping his students reach their goals!
I believe that the mark of a good teacher is learning from their students just as much as they teach them.
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.
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.
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!
Katie is passionate about helping students experience the joy of music through piano. She believes that everyone is capable of music making!
"I want my students to enjoy the process of revealing their creativity."
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!
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!
While Logan keeps a heavy focus on playing at every opportunity he gets, his main focus is on expanding his technical skill on the drums along with mentoring anyone into
I believe that a classical technique is the best foundation for any genre of singing. I can't wait to help you prepare your next role!
"One can't help but sense a distinct identity to Rapp, in both his composing and playing." -Jazz Improv NY Magazine
It is my job to cultivate the passion that makes practice worthwhile.
My passion for teaching comes from the work that I've done with the great directors, conductors, and teachers throughout my lifetime.
Mary is excited to join you on your musical journey and help you achieve your goals!
Michael's enthusiasm inspires his students, bringing out all of their talent and passion for learning to play guitar.
Morgan is excited to work with you and help you achieve your musical goals!
Nicholas initially enrolled at Furman University under a trumpet scholarship, but ultimately found his passion to be behind a keyboard.
Niles Lewis will always communicate his love and passion for music to every student.
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!
Rebekah helps her students grow as excellent, passionate musicians who are excited to share the gift of music with those around them!
Reggie has appeared in several local ETV broadcasts and national television series, most recently as a band member for Wynona Judd.
Every student learns differently I want to cater lessons to reach anyone who has the passion to play music.
Ross's strength lies in his versatility and ability to help students find what truly inspires them about music.
Ryan has an eclectic background in performing and a rich, well-rounded understanding of music education.
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.
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.
My determination to find as much musical influence as possible is what drives me to teach others about the boundless world of guitar playing.
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.
Tori’s goals as a teacher are to encourage healthy vocal singing, confidence on stage, and life-long learning and love for music.
Trey encourages students to expand their knowledge outside of the lesson room and to play live with others.
I truly believe in the power of music to change lives and the impact we can have as music teachers.
Through my vocal exercises & food choices, I have managed to increase my range by an octave and a half over the last ten years.
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
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.
Zandra’s teaching philosophy is to help each student find & develop their true voice. She will equip them with the skills to pursue the genre & style of their choice.