Black Tie Music Academy

Music education should be FUN and RELEVANT to today's kids! We offer individualized private lessons, interactive group classes, awesome summer camps, and personalized recording sessions. Come be a part of the BTMA team :)

Check out our Musical Theatre Program at Black Tie Music Academy starting in June!

10% off tuition if you register before Memorial Day!

Slots are limited!

We’re very excited about this event and hope you’ll consider helping to preserve the living history on Daniel Island. Adopt a tree!

Part of our Art in the Park event Saturday (1-5 pm at Smythe Park) will be a brief ceremony thanking those who have adopted DI live oaks. In addition to many individuals, four local businesses and organizations have stepped up to help preserve Daniel Island's living history: Black Tie Music Academy, Daniel Island Animal Hospital, Daniel Island Garden Club and Daniel Island Rotary Club. They, and individual adopters, will receive these special thank you certificates based on art work by local artist Andrea Vavra...not coincidentally created at a previous Art in the Park event. Please join us for more art being created live, tons of craft activities for kids, and live music! 1-5 pm Saturday, April 27 at Smythe Park.

Engaging Creative Minds

Third graders at Matilda F Dunston Elementary applied their knowledge of fractions to create and perform original rhythm patterns with the help of ECM partner Black Tie Music Academy. 🎼

Welcome British Airways! We’re celebrating the inaugural flight at Charleston International Airport right now!

Learn about how BTMA harvests local capos for studio use! 🎸 ☀️ 💦

Join us for Instrument Petting Zoo on Daniel Island, it's Monday!

Please note! Black Tie Music Academy locations are closed for lessons & classes during spring break. Charleston County School District spring break is 3/25-3/31 and Berkeley and Dorchester Counties break 4/15-4/21/19. All BTMA locations will follow their own district's schedule.

Need a spring break camp? We’ve got that! Sign up here:

If you have a question, please reach out to your instructor. Happy Spring!

Instructional calendar can be found here:

Summer is coming...shouldn't you be in camp? Sign up here:

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You’ll always find inspiration with BTMA’s Musical Ambassadors, The Plantation Singers! Singing today until 1:30 at the Charleston International Airport! #ifly

The Plantation Singers, inspiring travelers near and far! #ifly

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It's SUMMER CAMP sign up time! Easy sign up at our website:

🎶 Don’t forget to spring forward! 🎶

Engaging Creative Minds


4th graders at Pepperhill Elementary School jump for joy to celebrate a week of Arts Integration. During the residency with ECM Partner Derek from Black Tie Music Academy, students learned about the science of sound through music. Students wrote lyrics using key vocabulary words and performed a song about the properties of sound and sound waves to the tune of “Havana.”

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🎶Theory Class on a rainy afternoon. Our cure for the rainy day blues! 🎶

We're super excited to bring fun, educational and inspiring music lessons to North Charleston in our newest location inside of Fox Music House! Lessons begin mid-March at 4248 Dorchester Road. To schedule your lesson time now call: 888.827.BTMA

WE'RE BETTER TOGETHER! Announcing our new partnership

WE'RE DOING CARTWHEELS! Black Tie Music Academy and Fox Music House have joined forces to serve families in the Charleston area through music. Beginning in March, BTMA will offer music lessons at a new location INSIDE of Fox Music House at 4248 Dorchester Road in North Charleston. To schedule lessons call us 888.827.BTMA. WAHOOOO!!!!

Lavish Sounds! Today’s BTMA Musical Ambassadors had the Charleston International Airport swayin’ and clapping to the beats. #ifly

Rene Russell is the BTMA Musical Ambassador until 7pm tonight. A 12 string wonder! #ifly

Rene Russell playing at the Charleston International Airport is your ticket to musical delights! #ifly

Mr. Charlie! They’re tickling ears at the airport today until 1:30! #ifly

Mr. Charlie! Today’s BTMA Musical Ambassadors are delighting travelers at the Charleston International Airport until 1:30 today! 🎶🔥🎶 #ifly

We should do this every Thursday! Happy Valentines Day!❤️

Thank you so much for our singing telegram Black Tie Music Academy! It made our Valentine’s Day extra special! ❤️🎼

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Our Barbershop Quartet is out and about spreading the looooove today. Thanks City of North Charleston for making such a cool video!

Happy Valentines Day Ya’ll!❤️

“Happy Valentine's Day, North Charleston!”

Click on the link to reserve fun for your campers! (Daniel Island BTMA location only)

We’re stoked to work with Engaging Creative Minds this week at Pepperhill Elementary! Here’s Mr. Derek doing a warm-up before exploring the properties of sound. 🎵 💃

If you missed the open mic tonight at a few of our locations, well, we can’t tell you what this is about BUT you can catch one the last Friday of the month, every month! Save the date!
( this is Mr. Rich and he’s pretty nifty)

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School is out Monday!* 🏫 🍎

Bring the kiddos to our MLK Jr. Day camp - 1/21, 8:30-4pm, $50 per child at Black Tie Music Academy on DI. Pack a lunch and we’ll take care of the rest! Sign up on our homepage: Music instruction for all ages! Music lessons for all major instrument categories, taught by professional music instructors. Piano lessons, guitar lessons, drum lessons, vocal and singing lessons, and more.

You’ve heard of Christmas in July but have you heard of Summer in December?! This is your chance to nab those coveted Summer Camp spots RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE!

You asked for them early, so sol-fa-do, here you go:

Chords, cadences and inversions, described by snowmen Did you spend too much time looking out the window when you should have been paying attention in your harmony and theory classes? These snowmen are here to help!

🎶 May your holiday be merry, bright and drama free! Merry Christmas! 🎶

Gift certificates are awesome gifts! Do you know what else is awesome? Buying them this way:

Come and get ‘em!

Tonight we’re wooing airport travelers with the sounds of the season! 🎤 🎩 ❤️


Dig in! Music and Math!

Celebrate Beethoven's birthday by diving into the math behind his music:

Classic FM

Add some joy no matter what you do!

Bach… with added joy 😀 😀 😀

– performed by The Piano Guys at Yamaha Music London.

Congratulations to all of our students who played at the open mic last night. It was very special!

🎶Happy thanksgiving! 🎶

Come and get ‘em!

#ifly and when you fly you’ll be delighted by some of the best music Charleston has to offer. The Black Tie Music Academy Musical Ambassador program is proud to be represented by Lavish Sounds. A true musical gem!

It’s time! Time for the gift that keeps on giving. It’s music! Do you have a loved one that’s always wanted to play the _________ ? A near and dear that has wanted their very own _________ ? A loved one that should explore their love for _________ ?

We can help you with that. Come on in for a BTMA gift certificate for the holidays. They’re good for lessons, instruments and books. Pick one up TODAY!

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WE'RE BETTER TOGETHER! Announcing our new partnership




162 Seven Farms Drive, Suite 305
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 15:30 - 19:00
Tuesday 15:30 - 19:00
Wednesday 15:30 - 19:00
Thursday 15:30 - 19:00
Friday 15:30 - 19:00
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