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. With a lot of hard work and support from the great music community of Columbia, 35 years later, Sims Music has grown to be the leading music retailer in the Carolinas! Though Sims Music transitioned into a retail music store, we never lost our love for teaching music to others. 

Are you ready to learn a new instrument? Take private music lessons from the most qualified and versatile professional musicians in the area. We offer weekly private music lessons for guitar, piano, drums, voice, bass, brass, woodwinds, ukulele, banjo and strings. Enjoy more opportunities to perform at Freeway Music than any other studio. Our students perform together in showcasesrecitals, community events, and festivals. Learn from music instructors that are passionate about music and sharing it with others. At Freeway Music @ Sims Music, our instructors genuinely value their roles as teacher, friend, and mentor. Parents often say that we gave a “good vibe” at Freeway Music. Students benefit from positive reinforcement and feel comfortable to express themselves musically. 

Ready to take your skills to the next level? Check out Freeway Music @ Sims Music, and book your first lesson today!