Whether you are interested in learning how to play a new instrument or perfecting your skills on one that you currently play, we have the perfect instructor and curriculum for you!  Our talented instructors are dedicated to helping every music student meet their musical goals - whether it's learning to play simple melodies as a fun hobby, developing a high-level understanding of music theory, preparing for a college music department audition, or performing in a professional band.  We teach all styles and genres of music and help students to achieve that "lightbulb moment" that they all wish for!

To reserve a time slot for your FREE TRIAL LESSON with one of our talented instructors, please complete the form on the Contact Us page of our website or call us at 980-819-6998 (Ballantyne location) or 803-396-3855 (Indian Land location)!  

We offer 30-, 45-, and 60-minute lessons, although 30-minute lessons once a week are recommended for beginners.  Please review Ballantyne School of Music policies at the time of enrollment for monthly tuition calculation.  Automatic draft is made on the first day of the month - debit or credit card only.  (A 30-day written notice is required to discontinue lessons and monthly tuition draft.)


We offer a 10% discount on private lessons to siblings, YMCA members, Ballantyne Corporate Park cardholders, Walnut Creek residents, and Military families, as well as for multiple or extended sessions (45- and 60-minute lessons).  We also offer a 15% Senior discount for students 60 and older. (Discounts cannot be combined and are not offered on Yamaha Music Classes, Jam Sessions, or Camps.)

A $25 registration fee will be due at the time of enrollment (added to first monthly payment).  Note:  This fee may be waived, if student enrolls within 24 hours of Free Trial Lesson.

We now offer band instrument rentals for flutes, trumpets, saxophones, violins, and more, for your convenience.


To rent from home, go to rentfromhome.com (or click on the image) and enter the code "Ballantyne" to access the online rental form.  Or, stop by our the Ballantyne School of Music studio in the Ballantyne Arts Center.


Back-to-school rental special: 

Make the first payment - no payment for the next two months!

Here at Ballantyne School of Music, we are continuously looking for ways to keep your family members engaged in their music lessons.  Instruction should be not only educational... but FUN!  We offer skill-building camps and clinics, to enhance your learning experience.  Ask about our special discounts for YMCA and Ballantyne Corporate Park members!

Connie Cooper
Owner/Managing Director

Connie is a native of the Baltimore/Philly area and earned her Bachelors degree in

Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  She

spent most of her career working for a national bank in a variety of capacities such

as customer service, quality assurance, sales/marketing and relationship



Connie was enrolled in keyboard lessons at a very young age, began playing the

guitar while in college, and has performed in several bands throughout the years.  

She is also the director of Chick Singer Night Charlotte - an organization which was established to provide female singers with an 

opportunity to showcase their talent by fronting a professional‚Äč house band and performing at popular local venues such as

Neighborhood Theater and Visulite Theater.  

Connie's passion for providing quality, affordable, and, most important, FUN music instruction to the families of Charlotte is what lead her to a career at Ballantyne School of Music in early 2013.  She recognizes that it's important to every parent to keep their child interested and engaged in their music lessons.  Her focus is to always see things from the students' and parents' perspectives and continue to add value to all of their music programs.