So blessed to have had some of Contemporary Jazz's BEST visit our studio over the past year!  Keiko Matsui and Paul Brown have made appearances at Ballantyne School of Music, and some have even jammed with our instructors and students!!  It's so wonderful when professional musicians take time out of their busy schedules to share with our students!

* Highly-touched surfaces such as keyboards and door handles will be wiped down with disinfectant between each lesson.

* The wearing of masks is recommended for all in-person lessons in our individual lesson rooms.  Masks will be optional in our classrooms and at band rehearsals, since social distance markers have been placed in the rooms ensuring that musicians are at least 6-8 feet apart.

* Families are being asked not to wait in our lobbies for now and to be punctual about pick-up times. 

John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

On October 23, 2013, we had the opportunity to host the John Lennon Bus at the Morrison Family YMCA!  What a great day!  Dozens of Charlotte families got the chance to meet the JLB crew, tour the mobile studio, play their musical equipment, and see some of the great videos that have been recorded on this one-of-a-kind music studio on wheels!

For more information and tour dates/locations, be sure to visit

We were honored to have Victor Wooten at our studio for a private clinic.  Our students and local musician friends were thrilled to have the opportunity to meet him face to face and learn some new techniques.

The health and well-being of our BSM Family is very important to us.  Therefore, the following steps are being taken to ensure that our students will be able to more safely return to in-person lessons on May 26th.  Please note that Zoom virtual lessons are still available, for families who prefer that type of lesson for the immediate future or when a student is not healthy enough to come in person.

* All students must wash hands for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer before entering a classroom for their music lesson.

We can't believe that we are getting ready to celebrate our second anniversary at our Ballantyne School of Music South location in Indian Land, South Carolina!  We're so excited to have two locations and be able to bring great music instruction to families in both North and South Carolina!!

Upcoming Events and Closings

** Studios will re-open for in-person lessons beginning May 26th **

​May 25th (Memorial Day) - No Lessons​

June 28th - Summer Jam '20 @ Amos' Southend

July 4th - No Lessons

September 7th (Labor Day) - No Lessons

November 25th to 29th (Thanksgiving Break) - No Lessons

December 6th - Winter Jam '20 @ Visulite Theatre​​

December 24th to January 3rd, 2021 (Winter Break) - No Lessons