CAROLINA SCHOOL of MUSIC is an educational wing of the music ministry of Colonial Baptist Church located at 6051Tryon Road in Cary, NC. Established in 2001, the Carolina School of Music (CSM) exists to raise up a generation of musicians who are “trained and skilled in music for the LORD.” (1 Chronicles 25:7, NIV) Exceptional Christian professionals instruct students of all levels, from beginner to advanced, at an affordable price.

We believe that establishing solid musical foundations opens doors for our students to use their talents and abilities in many ways. With this in mind, we begin with the basics. Music theory and technique are included in each lesson and music is selected according to the ability and interests of the individual.  Our experienced instructors teach a variety of styles including classical, pop, jazz, and traditional and contemporary Christian. Students are challenged to improve their musicianship in an encouraging environment which enables them to be an active participant in any musical venue.

Join us at Carolina School of Music where we strive for the exceptional to the glory of God.


Gary Hallquist, Director



We are now taking registrations for group classes! 

Adult Beginner Piano Class

Music Theory Class

Small Group Ensemble

Click on “Group Classes” on the menu bar for class descriptions and the registration links. 





Start lessons at any time.  Register below to begin. You will be contacted by email to schedule lessons.


All current students must register between August 1-31, 2017 for the 2017-18 school year.

              Register here for the 2017-18 school year 

The registration fee pays September 2017 tuition

(A link will be available to set up automatic payments for the 2017-18 school year on September 1, 2017)




Monthly Tuition Payment is currently closed.

All students must register for the new school year using the “register here” link.

(The new monthly payment link will be available on Sept. 1st. You may choose to set up automatic payments at that time.) 




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