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The Best Music School

in the Carolinas


Teaching Studio turned Music Store

In 1979, after graduating from Berklee College of Music, Jerry Sims decided to move to Columbia, SC to open his guitar teaching studio. Jerry and his wife Debbie started out with a small teaching studio with a little shop that sold a few packs of guitar strings. Over the years, the studio grew as well as the retail shop. Though Sims Music transitioned into a retail music store, we never lost our love for teaching music to others. 

Why Choose Us

Lesson Plan

Play the music you want to play. Our teachers will build a lesson plan based on your needs and goals.

Virtual, At-Home
Lessons Available

For your health and safety needs, choose between lessons at our studio or lessons online from home.



Take lessons from teachers who have been in the music industry and played in Columbia and beyond for years. 

Satisfied Freeway Music Members

"My grandson actually smiled while he was practicing today. That's a first! He practiced on his Fender and he's loving it. Wonderful week. Thanks for all you do!"

Charlotte Mosser

"Our daughter loves her lessons with Paisley! She's relatable and our daughter gets to go back and forth between voice and ukulele lessons which is really convenient. I’m glad we chose Freeway Music!"

Janet Sullivan

"Freeway is a great place to take any type of music lessons. if you can think it they can teach it. awesome staff that go out of their way to make you feel at home."

Radu Raileanu

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Lesson Studio:

Sims Music

1110 St. Andrews Road Columbia, SC 29210


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