East Cooper Music

Music lessons and instruments, and rentals for Mount Pleasant, SC

Located in Mount Pleasant SC, East Cooper Music provides a high level of music education, focusing on Concert Band and Orchestra, Classical Guitar, and Piano instruction. Our music teachers have degrees in music education and/or performance, with years of experience teaching and are active performers in the area. Music Lessons from Piano to Classical Violin to Guitar, we have what you need to get started learning quickly and have fun in the process. We have a Rent to Own instrument program. As professional musicians affiliated with the Charleston Symphony, Chamber Music groups, and Bands, we know exactly what to do to get you set up right. All instruments and accessories are school approved. Most of the musicians that are part of our music school perform regularly in the Charleston and Mt. Pleasant area. We invite you to hear Bob and Mike Williams perform, live at some of the most prestigious restaurants in Charleston every week - including the Charleston Grill and the 5-Star Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island. Contact us for more information

Mission: East Cooper Music’s primary goal is to provide quality and certified music instruction for the Mount Pleasant, SC area. Our teachers all have degrees in performance, with years of teaching experience.


It Might As Well Be Spring

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[05/01/20]   Hello from the ECM Family!

Fellow musicians and students! Due to Covid-19, we will be open by appointment if you need anything involving your stringed instrument, lessons and more, just give us a call, or email us and we'll meet with you at your convenience. Thanks for your understanding and support!

[09/07/19]   We are OPEN today from 10am-3pm! Get your string instrument rental before strings classes start this week! We have all sizes, accessories needed, and can get you fitted for the correct size.

THIS JUST IN! Check out our Everest shoulder rests in a variety of different colors! Come by our shop to try them out and get them fitted for you and your instrument!

Getting a bass and cello overhauled for some students. Give us a call for your string repair needs! We are so thankful to have such talent from John Kennedy to take care of our repairs for us.


Aeorsmith's Dream On performed by 3 Pegs, at East Cooper Music

We are really proud of the Three Pegs trio, headed by Mike Williams. Enjoy their rendition of 'Dream On', by Aerosmith!

The trio started with lessons at our studio as beginners years ago, and have progressed into the trio today. They are coached by Mike Williams, the music dir...


Bob Williams - Beginning Guitar - Basic / Bar Chords

Bob Williams, continuing his 'Beginning Guitar' series, showing how to properly play basic and bar chords on the guitar.

Bob Williams at East Cooper Music - showing how basic and bar chords work, and proper left hand position. All basic and bar chord positions are available in ...


East Cooper Music - Bob Williams - beginning Guitar

Proud to announce a new video series, for beginning guitar with Bob Williams. Many younger students (and adult students) who might be interested in taking guitar needs to watch this and see how Bob teaches, whats important to focus on in the beginning and more. https://youtu.be/EywcN3AoRUY

Tips for beginners - how to hold your guitar pick, hold the guitar, left hand position, note reading and chord reading on the guitar

Now gigging around town and for weddings is the 3 Pegs Trio, headed by Mike Williams. Violinist Aidan who attends the School of the Arts, Gage on Viola and Sam who both attend Academic Magnet have been featured in September's edition of Mount Pleasant Magazine! Their dedicated rehearsals every week over the past year and a half have really pushed them into a professional sounding trio. Visit their site at www.threepegstrio.com

Our new Monday night Ensemble Class at East Cooper Music. Love how everyone is showing their excitement in different ways :) Great rehearsal!

Our String Ensemble class is directed by Michael J Williams for violin, viola and cello students. We have students who are out PLAYING GIGS and getting paid downtown Charleston weekly!! Intermediate level students can join. If you're a beginner, our private lessons can help you get the technique, rhythm, and note reading to get you to the level to join a group. We have opportunities whether you are in grade school or an adult.

Tommy Condon's

Come see the Three Pegs perform, performing Classic Rock for strings at Tommy Condons! This ensemble rehearses weekly at East Cooper Music with faculty member Mike Williams as part of our Rock the Strings program. Classic rock songs and arrangements made by Mike Williams for the group. Great job Aidan, Gage and Sam!!

The Three Pegs are playing now. Come support young local musicians!

Taken by one of our parents from last night!

Recital time!

[05/16/16]   Gearing up for our spring student recital tomorrow! Pics to come!


Bob and Mike Williams performing for Freshfields Art Walk!

ECM faculty members Bob and Mike Williams performing for the Freshfields Village by Kiawah, Wine and Art Walk! Performing "Sugar" by the Maroon 5.

You can also hear them every Sunday evening at the Charleston Grill, 7-10pm downtown Charleston.

Playing " Sugar " by Maroon 5

Music Roots

Along with private music lessons, East Cooper Music is now a Music Roots dealer for music instruments! Drop in and have Lonnie Root take care of your instrument needs!


Music Roots is an instrumental music service housed inside of East Cooper Music studio that provides instrument rental, rent to own, and purchase options.

Everyone randomly showed up for their lessons at the same time with a blue shirt!

Spring Recital

We are proud of our students for getting up and performing for the crowd last Spring!

We are proud of our students for getting up and performing for the crowd last Spring!

East Cooper Music

Violin student playing Radioactive by Image Dragons at East Co...

Aidan playing Radioactive by Image Dragons on the violin!

'lil drummer boy! Seriously he's got 'the beat'!

Drum student's got a rock solid beat!

Untitled Album

Great job to all of the students who performed for our 2014 Spring Recital!

East Cooper Music's cover photo

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[11/13/13]   We have a NEW LOCATION in Mount Pleasant! Twice the space, more teaching studios and a full line of guitars, violins, and anything in between offered. Please come check out our new location! 1051 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Suite F


Top 10 skills children learn from the arts

Excellent read. It's easy to think the sciences and mathematics are going to provide all the skills needed but we need those creative right brain skills to help balance out and think outside of the box.

washingtonpost.com You don't find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obsession with science, math, technology and engineering, but here's a list of skills that young people learn from studying the arts.


Learn the Difference Between Violin and Fiddle / Get Started with Strings / How To / All Things Str

To all the violin students who wanted to know the difference between a fiddle and violin. Here is an in-depth article just about that!

allthingsstrings.com Post blogs and video, start and join discussions around your favorite topics, and meet fellow string players at the Strings Community.


Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits

Well written article! There are so many benefits to starting music at a young age.

well.blogs.nytimes.com When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life.

[05/12/12]   A BIG congratulations to all our students who performed in the recital! Everyone did such a wonderful job! Thanks to all the parents and families for the continuing support!

[01/08/12]   Congratulations to our violin students Isabelle Stewart and Beryl Ayiku for getting accepted into the Charleston County School of the Arts!!!

[12/25/11]   Merry Christmas from East Cooper Music!!

[07/09/11]   Hope everyone is enjoying their summer break! For those who don't know, we are continuing a flexible lesson schedule throughout the summer with our teachers so feel free to come in or call us to schedule a lesson time!

Congrats on our students at the Spring Recital! Students performed on the violin, guitar, piano, sax, and drums!

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1051 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Ste F
Mount Pleasant, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 14:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 14:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 14:00 - 18:30
Thursday 14:00 - 18:30
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